DENTON, Texas (4/23/13) – North Texas head tennis coach Sujay Lama was named the 2013 Sun Belt Conference Women’s Coach of the Year, the conference announced on Wednesday.
Lama led the Mean Green to its third Sun Belt Conference Championship in the last four years.
“I am honored and humbled to accept this award on behalf of our team,” Lama said. “This is truly a reflection of the hard work put in by our ladies, coaching and support staff. I am thankful and blessed to be doing what I love to do.”
North Texas (18-5, 6-0) earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament after defeating Georgia State in the SBC Championship match, 4-2, on Sunday at the Cajun Courts in Lafayette, La.
The Mean Green assembled an 18 win season for the second consecutive season and recorded the second best season in school history with a 78 winning percentage.
“It has been a very rewarding experience to build the program from the ground up and is a great privilege to be the coach for the tennis team at North Texas,” Lama added.
The NCAA Selection Show for tennis will take place on Tuesday, April 30, at 4:30 p.m. on NCAA.com.