Cohen '01 Named Rolex Collegiate All-Star

August 11, 2000

AMHERST, MA -- Amherst College women's tennis standout Jamie Cohen will be honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), Tennis Magazine and Rolex Watch, U.S.A. on August 25 at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. as part of her selection as a 2000 Rolex Collegiate All-Star.

Cohen, a native of Rye, N.Y., clinched her first NCAA Championship singles title as a junior and finished the season with a 30-2 overall record, including singles and doubles titles at the New England and Rolex East Championships. She also led Amherst to a 14-6 record and a fourth place finish in the NCAA Final Four Team Championship - Amherst's third consecutive Final Four appearance. 

"Winning this award is a great honor for Amherst women's tennis and a testament to Jamie's hard work and determination," said Amherst head coach Jackie Bagwell. "She's a great competitor who never gives up."

The ITA and Tennis Magazine selected this 17th edition of the Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team, which includes the nation's top-ranked men's and women's tennis players at the NCAA Division I, II and II, NAIA and NJCAA levels.

This year's honorees will be recognized at a special luncheon at the West Side Tennis Club and presented their awards by tennis legend Stan Smith, a former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion. 

Located in Amherst, Mass., Amherst College is consistently ranked among the nation's best liberal arts colleges. Amherst enrolls 1,650 men and women from nearly every state and more than 30 countries. Amherst fields intercollegiate teams in 27 sports, and is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference.