April 25, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- After Wisconsin’s 2014 season came to a close Thursday, freshman John Zordani was given the Big Ten’s Sportsmanship Award at the Big Ten Tournament banquet.
The Award was given out to 12 Big Ten players. These recipients have displayed a high level of sportsmanship and ethical behavior throughout the season. Other requirements include academic success and good citizenship outside of their sports competition.
Zordani has had a promising start to his career in his debut season at UW. He posted a 6-7 overall singles record on the season and clinched Wisconsin’s match over No. 68 Iowa with a win over Michael Swank, coming back from a second-set loss, with a final score of 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
In addition to on-the-court success, Zordani has participated in community service efforts in his free time.
Throughout the season he has visited a number of schools, shelters and retirement homes and contributed in their ongoing efforts. Zordani has also mentored community children at tennis clinics throughout the season and even hosted a ‘Superbowl of Books’ reading event at St. Maria Goretti School in Madison.