GW Names Dawn Buth Women's Tennis Head Coach
July 16, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - Dawn Buth has been named head coach for women's tennis at The George Washington University, Senior Associate Director of Athletics Mary Jo Warner has announced. Buth will be responsible for all aspects of the Colonials women's tennis program which opens the 2004-05 season Sept. 18 at Army.
Buth comes to GW from the University of Pennsylvania where she has served as assistant coach last season. She helped lead the Quakers to a 15-5 overall record and a 5-2 mark in the Ivy League. 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.
The Wichita, KS, native also worked as an assistant tennis professional at the Gainesville (FL) Country Club during 2002-03 and played professionally from 1998-2001 when she achieved a WTA singles world ranking of No. 96.
A 2002 graduate of the University of Florida, Buth was a seven-time All-America selection and a key member of the Gators' 1996 and '98 NCAA championship teams. Her doubles team won NCAA titles in 1996 and '97. Buth was named the NCAA Rookie of the Year in 1995 and was nominated for the Honda-Broderick Award in 1996.
The Colonials play their home matches at the GW-Mount Vernon campus tennis courts
located at 2100 Foxhall Road in northwest Washington.