Trish Faulkner is the 2011 recipient of the Margaret Russo Award. This award is given annually by the NSWTA to a female player who has displayed during the year or years outstanding sportsmanship both on and off the court. The nominee is recognized for her love of the game and her respect and concern for her fellow competitors. The award is presented during the banquet at the National Senior Women’s Intersectional Team Championships. This award is in memory and honor of Margaret M Russo who was an NSWTA member, and the epitome of an outstanding sport on and off the court as well as being an outstanding tennis player. She is greatly missed by all who knew her.
Faulkner was a close friend of Russo, having played doubles with her for many years and played on many international teams with Russo. In accepting the award she described Margaret as a true “lady”, which I can also attest to. Trish is a deserving recipient of this award. To nominate someone for this award, click here: http://seniortennisblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/russoawardform.pdf