Jasper alum Monesmith receives USTA award

From Herald Staff Reports


Jasper native and Wildcat tennis alum Sarah Monesmith was recently selected as the recipient of the Barbara S. Wynn Sportsmanship Award at the United States Tennis Association Midwest Central Indiana Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.

Only one female tennis player from the state is chosen for the award and Monesmith was this year’s recipient. The award is given to an outstanding junior female player who best exhibits a high degree of sportsmanship, playing ability, excellent mental attitude and promotion of the game of tennis.

During her four years with the Jasper girls tennis team, Monesmith helped lead the Wildcats to four consecutive state finals appearances and was named All-State First Team for both singles and academics, Big Eight All-Conference Team and All-District singles. She was also named one of the top tennis players in the state of Indiana by The Indianapolis Star and was a four-year varsity starter at Jasper where she was voted MVP and team captain.

She has volunteered to help mentor younger players whether through group lessons, or personally, both for the Jasper Tennis Program and the Evansville Community Tennis Association. She was recently named the recipient of the Woodie Walker Player of the Year Award by the ECTA and has received several sportsmanship awards at USTA tournaments.

Off the court, she was very active at Jasper High School and helped start the Riley Dance Marathon at Jasper. She received the Riley Children’s Foundation Next Generation Philanthropist award and was also named the Outstanding Senior Girl at Jasper.

Monesmith also currently volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley and the Catholic Diocese of Evansville.

She is currently playing collegiate tennis for Butler University and is also currently active in the Butler Riley Dance Marathon, the Catholic Medal Association and Timmy Global Health. She is majoring in health sciences.

More on DuboisCountyHerald.com