May 13, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn women’s tennis senior Jackie Kasler received the Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship for the Southern region, the ITA office announced on Tuesday.
The Tigers play in the Southern region, which is one of 10 Division I regions across the country. Winners of the regional awards are also nominated for the ITA Division I National Awards, which will be announced on May 20.
Kasler is the first Auburn player to earn the award. The Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship goes to the Division I women’s player who displays inspiring dedication and commitment to her team, which has enhanced her team’s performance and exemplified the spirit of college tennis.
A native of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; Kasler was a four-year letterwinner for the Tigers and played a major role in building the foundation of the Auburn program. The senior finished her career ranked fourth in school history in combined wins with 152 and doubles victories with 78.
In 2014, Kasler posted a 16-11 overall record in singles and was 12-7 in dual matches for the Tigers. The senior finished the year with a 19-16 mark in doubles, going 12-7 in dual matches with teammate Jen Pfeifler.
During Kasler’s junior season, Auburn recorded the second-most wins in single-season history with a 19-9 record in 2013, an improvement of 11 wins from the previous season. Kasler finished the year ranked at No. 40 in the ITA with Pfeifler in doubles.