James Day Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Semifinalist

James Day Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Semifinalist

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education announces 2017 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Semifinalists

FAIRFAX, Va., March 1, 2017 — Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine has announced the Top 20 male and female finalists for the 2017 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award.

The winners will be profiled in its April 6, 2017 edition. The finalists were chosen from over 1,000 outstanding minority student-athletes nominated by their respective institutions.

The top 20 male and female winners are:

Male Finalists                      Sport                          Institution


 
 

Brian

Allen

Swimming & Diving

Denison University

Braxton

Berrios

Football

University of Miami

Cristian

Cepeda

Soccer

Holy Family University

Tim

Crawley

Football

San José State University

James

Day

Basketball

Bluefield State College

Mateus

de Col

Tennis

St. Edward's University

Jad

Elkhalil

Soccer

Georgia State University

Alex

Grady

Track/Cross Country

Georgia Institute of Technology

Charles

Griffin

Football

Montclair State University

Guilherme

Hadlich

Tennis

Pepperdine University

O'Terrius

Howard

Football

The University of Alabama

Scott

Kim

Golf

Siena College

Mario

Leon

Baseball

Florida Gulf Coast University

Jaquan

Lumas

Football

Bethune Cookman University

Malcolm

Porterfield

Track/Cross Country

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Joel

Roberts

Volleyball

University of Mount Olive

Paul

Sime

Soccer

University of Kentucky

Andrew

Watson

Tennis

University of Memphis

Josh

White

Basketball

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Nigel

Williams-Goss

Basketball

Gonzaga University

         

Female Finalists

Lucrecia

Aguilar

Track/Cross Country

Rice University

Jazzmin

Babers

Volleyball

Texas A&M University

Alyssa

Basdavanos

Volleyball

University of Miami

Gabrielle

Batista

Soccer

Molloy College

Danielle

Bordes

Swimming & Diving

University of Connecticut

Cheyenne

Creighton

Basketball

University of Memphis

Nicole

Evans

Softball

University of Illinois

Valentina

Herrera

Golf

University of Cincinnati

Lotta

Kahlert

Field Hockey

University of Louisville

Olga

Martinez- Manso

Tennis

University of South Florida

Bria

Matthews

Track/Cross Country

Georgia Institute of Technology

Sasha

Newman

Track/Cross Country

Dillard University

Lucia

Polo

Golf

University of Tennessee

Marina

Schneiger

Tennis

Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Aja

Sims

Gymnastics

University of Alabama

Lindsey

Strickrod

Softball

University of Memphis

Aldila

Sutjiadi

Tennis

University of Kentucky

Kamila

Tan

Volleyball

University of California, Los Angeles

Marisa

Thompson

Soccer

California State Univ., Monterey Bay

Cortnee

Walton

Basketball

University of Louisville

 
 
 
 

A scholar and athlete, Ashe sought to expand opportunities for young people. Each year Diverse: Issues In Higher Education invites every postsecondary institution in the country to participate in this awards program by nominating their outstanding sports scholars. In addition to their athletic ability, students named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2; and be active on their campuses or in their community.

Past Ashe scholars include: Baylor University's Robert Griffin III (2011); the University of Tennessee's Kara Lawson (2003); San Diego State University's Marshall Faulk (1993); and the University of Kansas' Jaque Vaughn (1996), just to name a few scholar-athletes who have gone on to achieve great success.  To learn more, contact us today.

Contact: 703-385-2419, Ralph Newell

E-mail: Ralph@Diverseeducation.com

25th Anniversary of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Program

FAIRFAX, VA (March 6, 2017) — On April 6, 2017, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education will publish the 25th anniversary edition of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars special report.

As the name denotes, this edition is a part of our quarter-century legacy of recognizing outstanding minority young men and women who have distinguished themselves in their academic and athletic pursuits.

With a record number of nominations, the 2017 class will include over 1,200 scholars, including Stanford University's Simone Manuel, four-time Olympic medalist (two gold, two silver) and first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary milestone, the University of Richmond will host an awards luncheon on their campus on April 11. Dr. Bernard Franklin, Executive Vice President of the NCAA, will participate in the program. Melvin D. Leland, engineer and former NASA astronaut, will deliver the keynote address. He was a wide receiver on the University of Richmond football team from 1982–85.

In addition to their athletic ability, students named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2, be at least a sophomore academically, and be active on their campuses or in their community.

Past Ashe scholars include: Baylor University's Robert Griffin III (2011); the University of Tennessee's Kara Lawson (2003); San Diego State University's Marshall Faulk (1993); and the University of Kansas' Jaque Vaughn (1996), just to name a few scholar-athletes who have gone on to achieve great success.  To learn more, contact us today.

Published since 1984, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education is the nation's only newsmagazine dedicated exclusively to diversity issues in higher education. Visit online at: www.diverseeducation.com. 

Contact:

Maya Minter, (703) 385-2411

Maya@DiverseEducation.com