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Dawn Buth enters her 10th season as head coach of the George Washington women's tennis program during the 2013-14 season.
Under Coach Buth's guidance in 2012-13, GW reached the Atlantic 10 Championship quarterfinal match for the fourth straight year and saw two players, Leah Pascarella and Lana Robins, earned A-10 All-Conference honors. She also saw the Colonials claim their second straight ITA All-Academic Team Award.
During the 2011-12 season Coach Buth helped GW to a 16-7 record - its best mark during her tenure - and under her direction senior Jacqueline Corba became just the third Colonials student-athlete in program history to earn four-straight all-conference honors. Coach Buth's squad was also recognized at the end of the season as an ITA All-Academic Team.
During her nine years at the helm of the program, Coach Buth has amassed a record of 89-84 and has seen 16 student-athletes named to Atlantic 10 All-Conference Teams.
In 2009-10, Coach Buth guided GW to a second-place finish in the Atlantic 10, its most successful finish in 13 years and first 11-win season since 2001-02. After the 2010 championship, Coach Buth was named the program's second Atlantic 10 Women's Tennis Coach of the Year. Her leadership success continues to the classroom as the Colonials were awarded the prominent NCAA Public Recognition Award for outstanding academic achievement during 2010 and 2012.
Prior to GW, Coach Buth served as an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania during the 2003-04 campaign. She helped guide the Quakers to a 15-5 overall record, a 5-2 mark in the Ivy League, and the highest national ranking in the program's history in 2004. Penn battled four nationally-ranked opponents in dual matches, defeating No. 51 Maryland and No. 31 Virginia Commonwealth en route to a No. 28 ranking in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) polls in March 2004.
The Wichita, Kan., native also worked as an assistant tennis professional at the Gainesville (Fla.) Country Club from 2002-03 and played professionally on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) circuit from 1998-2001. Coach Buth was ranked as high as 96th in the world in singles, while reaching 108th in doubles during her three years on tour. She earned 12 International Tennis Federation (ITF) doubles titles, two singles championships and played in the main draw of every Grand Slam Tournament.
A 2002 graduate of the University of Florida, Coach Buth was a seven-time All-America selection and a key member of the Gators' 1996 and 1998 NCAA championship teams. Coach Buth, who won the NCAA doubles title in 1996 and 1997, was named the NCAA Rookie of the Year in 1995 and was nominated for the prestigious Honda-Broderick Award in 1996. She was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. Coach Buth currently resides in Washington, D.C.
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