FORT MYERS, Fla. – Entering her fourth season at the helm of the FGCU women’s tennis program, head coach Jennifer Gabou has been reselected as the Chair of the NCAA Women’s Tennis Southeast Region Committee for the 2011-12 season.
Gabou will chair a committee that also includes Roland Thornquist of Florida, Jennifer Hyde of Florida State, Jeff Wallace from Georgia and Stephanie Nickitas of UCF. The Southeast Region is made up of 19 teams.
“I’m very honored to be selected as the ITA Southeast Chair again for the 2011-12 season,” said Gabou. “The Southeast Region, which includes the NCAA National Team Champion Florida, is arguably the best in the nation and to be selected as the chair again is really an honor.”
Besides overseeing a regional committee comprised of 4-5 voting members, Gabou will also serve as an ITA National Ranking Committee member and an ITA National Tournament Committee member. Amongst her many responsibilities, Gabou will help determine the at-large and wild card selections for ITA National Tournaments, work the ITA Fall Regional Tournament in Athens, Ga., and determine the region award winners.
Although ineligible for postseason play due to NCAA reclassifying, the Blue and Green battled in the standings throughout the season. Finishing just outside of the top six tournament-eligible teams, the Eagles are well positioned for a postseason run in their first year of eligibility during the 2011-12 season.
SOUTHEAST REGION (19)