ANNOUNCING the 2019 Donna Lenseigne Memorial Youth Tennis Scholarship
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 as many TAGS matches as possible
- Complete the on-line application form Click Here