Donna Lenseigne Memorial
Youth Tennis Scholarship
Four scholarship winners were chosen at the last TAGS Board Meeting. Two additional applications have been received, and will be considered at the next Board meeting. Winners will be notified, and they will be announced at the annual meeting / party.
Applications are closed for 2018. They will be received again in 2019.
The TAGS Youth Tennis Scholarship program is named in honor of Donna Lenseigne, a former TAGS board member, who transformed the Gonzaga Prep girls’ tennis program and passed away unexpectedly in July 2010, at the age of 51.
Donna served as G-Prep’s girls’ tennis coach in the 1990s and early 2000s. During her tenure, G-Prep won seven straight Greater Spokane League championships (1997-2003). The Bullpups didn’t lose a match for eight years.
“She was one of the most talented, hard-working, caring and positive people I have ever met,” G-Prep President Al Falkner shared. “Over 80 girls turned out for tennis each year because of her passion, care and love of her players.”
Mike Arte, G-Prep’s activities director, said “Every year we’d have 60 to 80 girls turn out for tennis and she would not cut any of them. We had C squads and second C squads. Her impact was not just on the great players, but on the kids who picked up a racquet for the first time and the way she inspired them.”
To be eligible for a Donna Lenseigne Youth Tennis Scholarship, players must:
- Be under 18 years of age
- Be active Junior High or High School players in the greater Spokane area
- Be TAGS members (either youth or part of a family membership)
- Complete all their matches in a TAGS league
- Complete the on-line application form