Senior Named Recipient of ITA Atlantic South Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award
Blue Jays Post Second Most Wins in School History
Gu Punches Blue Jays’ Ticket to Sweet 16
Kang and Lurie Grab First Team Honors
Gu Clinches the Win for the Blue Jays
2016: Finished 15-7 in singles and 11-7 in doubles • won the Loyola Invitational after going 4-0 in singles and 3-1 in doubles • advanced to round of 32 in singles at ITA Southeast Regional • started the season on a five-match win streak in singles • seeded ninth in doubles draw and advanced to round of 16 at ITAs • went unbeaten in singles from April 16 to May 13.
2015: Finished with an 8-1 record in singles and 9-4 in doubles • advanced to semifinals of championship doubles draw and won Blue 2 singles draw at ITA Southeast Regional • won first six singles matches of career • lost just two sets total in singles • won five of six final doubles matches of the season.
Personal: Justin Kang • son of Jie Kang and Julie Ye • four-time conference champion • three-time South Jersey Group 4 sectional champions • four-time First Team All-South Jersey selection • advanced to round of 32 in New Jersey state championship as a freshman and sophomore • advanced to round of 16 in New Jersey state championship as a junior and quarterfinals as a senior • went 92-8 in four years at Shawnee • led team to New Jersey Group 4 semifinals all four years • National Open finalist • US Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete • secretary of National Honor Society • Math Achievement Award and South Jersey Coaches Scholar-Athlete Award winner • Dean’s List student majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics.
|Career Record||Singles (CC)||Doubles (CC)|
|2014-15||8-1 (4-1)||9-4 (6-0)|
|2015-16||15-7 (5-0)||11-7 (1-1)|
|2016-17||12-3 (5-0)||18-5 (7-0)|
|Total||35-11 (14-1)||38-16 (14-1)|