FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport athlete Ruby Rothman has been awarded a John Fitzgerald Scholarship by the prestigious Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club in Melbourne.
Thirteen-year-old, Rothman, from Maryborough, is the first FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport tennis athlete to receive a John Fitzgerald Scholarship, since the Academy’s inception.
The duration of the scholarship is for five years. As a scholarship holder, Rothman will receive additional specialist coaching, conditioning, mentoring, career and education advice and sport science and sports medicine services, from key personnel at the exclusive club.
Corey Saitta, Executive Officer, FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport, said, “Ruby is genuine in her love of and commitment to the sport of tennis. She is under no illusions as to the degree of difficulty associated with progressing in the ultra-competitive sport of tennis. Ruby remains vigilant in her preparation and training, possesses a strong work ethic and a determination and will to win”.
Geelong Junior Gold Tournament Girls Single’s Champion and John Fitzgerald Scholarship Holder, Ruby Rothman, 13 from Maryborough.
A week later, Rothman played in the 14 and under Geelong Junior Gold tournament. Although being eligible to play in the tournament again next year, Rothman defeated the number one seeded player in a tough three-set match on route to the final. Rothman proved too strong for her opponent in the final, winning in straight-sets, 6-2, 6-4, to claim the title.
Corey Saitta – Executive Officer, FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport
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