USC's Stacy Margolin Named To ITA Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame
June 2, 2014
A national champion for the Women of Troy, USC women's tennis star Stacy Margolin Potter has been announced as one of six 2014 inductees into the ITA Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame. She joins an elite group of Trojans in the Hall of Fame, including Barbara Hallquist DeGroot and Dave Borelli.
A two-time All-American with the Women of Troy, Margolin Potter won a USTA singles national championship in 1978 and helped USC claim national team titles in both 1978 (USTA) and 1979 (AIAW). A product of nearby Beverly Hills High School, Margolin Potter had won more than 100 tournament as a junior before joining the Women of Troy for two strong seasons. She'd turn pro later in 1979, and stayed on the circuit through 1987.
During her pro career, Margolin Potter competed in 25 Grand Slam championships including 11 US Opens, eight Wimbledon and six French Opens. She reached the Round of 16 in singles and mixed doubles (with John McEnroe) in 1978. She reached a career high singles ranking of No. 18.
The ITA Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony will be held November 15 at the College of William and Mary. Margolin Potter's fellow inductees are Katrina Adams (player: Northwestern), Cecelia Martinez (player: San Francisco State), Bob Meyers (coach: Southern Illinois-Edwardsville), Jeff Moore (coach: Redlands, Texas) and Lindsay Morse Bennett (player: UC Irvine).
The ITA Women's Collegiate Hall of Fame was established in 1995 and honors outstanding collegiate players and coaches, as well as players who attended college and later had a significant impact on women's tennis. The Hall of Fame is located at the College of William and Mary's McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center, named for the late Mark McCormack, founder of sports marketing giant International Management Group, and his wife, former tennis pro Betsy Nagelsen. The official site of the ITA Women's Collegiate Hall of Fame is itahalloffame.org