MURIEL OSBORNE HAWAII TENNIS AWARD
The Muriel Osborne Hawaii Tennis Award was developed to provide funding to two competitive junior female players who has strong local tournament results and be actively training and competing in tournaments year round.
the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section Tennis Hall of Fame Player recipient, Muriel Osborne has won the most wins of any female player in Hawaii. As a junior she dominated at the state and national levels. She won over 200 singles, doubles and mixed open titles in her career including two silver balls. Osborne held doubles national rankings with tennis legends, Doris Hackman and Letthia Hall. She was rightfully named Hawaii’s Women Athlete of the Year in 1970. Osborne was a true champion with a big smile behind her fierce competitive spirit. She was an exemplary sportswoman both on and off the court and the matriarch of the tennis renowned Osborne family. In collaboration, the Osborne family and Kahiau: A Tennis Foundation have created an annual tennis award in her honor. The family would like to acknowledge Sinclair Bill and Hattie Somerville for organizing the Muriel Osborne Hawaii Tennis Fund at Hawaii Community Foundation.
Past Award Recipients
2010 Sarah Kukino & Julia Weisel
2011 Sarah Dvorak & Alyssa Tobita
2012 Scout Shutter & Ashley Isimura
to download 2013 application (deadline: May 17, 2013)
2013 Muriel Osborne Hawaii Tennis Award
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The objective of the Muriel Osborne Hawaii Tennis Award is toprovide funding to a competitive junior female player:
· Who has achieved local and/or national rankings in the 16s or 18s Division.
· Displays outstanding sportsmanship on and off tennis court
· Trains year round and competes in tournaments.
· Has a history of strong local tournament results.
· Appears in the section’s most current standing lists in the 16s or 18s Division.
· Involved in community service.
· Player must have a Section Ranking, or national ranking.
· Player must be a female, ages 14 – 17.
· Player must be in high school.
· Financial need may be considered if demonstrated by applicant
Grants are for one year in the amount of $ 500.00.
· Recipient of the scholarship must submit a ONE-page written report with photo on their experience to confirm that the award was utilized for related tennis tournament expenses.
· Evaluation will be done by the team comprised of USTA Hawaii Pacific Section Jr. Competition staff and Kahiau Tennis Foundation committee members.