Putterman families donate tennis scoreboard

The unveiling of the Putterman Scoreboard at the Tao Tennis Center on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis will be held Friday, April 15, at 2 p.m.

Student-athletes from both the WashU men’s and women’s tennis teams will be in attendance, in addition to head coaches Roger Follmer and Kelly Stahlhuth.

The gift was made possible through the generosity of Caryn, Mark and Ross Putterman (BU15), and Carolyn, Leland, Adam (BU13) and Melissa (BU18) Putterman.

Adam Putterman

Adam Putterman

“I was truly lucky to have worked with Adam and Ross Putterman, both of whom advanced our University, Athletic Department and the WashU men’s tennis program during their overlap of six years on the Danforth campus,” said Follmer. “This new tennis scoreboard gift by Carolyn & Leland Putterman (parents of Adam) and Caryn & Mark Putterman (parents of Ross) will be something we will cherish for years to come.  I am so grateful to them for their job in raising fine young men in Adam and Ross, their friendship to me, and this awesome program-enhancing scoreboard.”

The custom wireless tennis scoreboard was manufactured by Nevco in Greenville, Ill. The board is 74′ long x 10′ high at it tallest point with electronic team names.


Jeremy Bush and senior Ross Putterman were named to the 2015 Division III Men’s Tennis All-America Team

“We are so appreciative for this amazing addition to our tennis program and tennis facilities,” said Stahlhuth. “The Putterman Scoreboard is a wonderful asset to our programs, and we are so grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Putterman and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Putterman for their generosity, kindness, and support.”

Following the dedication, stay to cheer on the men’s and women’s tennis teams as they host the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The men take on No. 16-ranked UW-Whitewater at 4 p.m. at the Tao Tennis Center, while the women take on No. 26 UW-Whitewater at 4 p.m. at Dwight Davis Tennis Center in Forest Park.

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