2010

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education sponsors the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards to honor students of color who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field. Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe, Jr.'s commitment to education as well as his love for the game of tennis, U.S. colleges and universities are invited to participate in this annual awards program by nominating their outstanding sports scholars. In addition to their athletic ability and academic performance, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars demonstrate a commitment to community service and student leadership.

Male Sport Winners

Darius Law
Darius Law - basketball

School: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Year: 2010
Major: Busienss management

Female Sport Winners

Marcia Newby
Marcia Newby - basketball

School: University of Georgia
Year: 2010
Major: Biological science

Male Sport Finalists

Justin Taylor Kremer
Justin Taylor Kremer - basketball

School: Arizona State University
Year: 2010
Major: Art

Evans Kosgei - basketball

School: Lehigh University
Year: 2010
Major: Computer Science & Engineering (IBE)

Desmond Maurice Taylor
Desmond Maurice Taylor - basketball

School: Northwestern University
Year: 2010
Major: Communication Studies

Kevyn Scott
Kevyn Scott - basketball

School: Syracuse University
Year: 2010
Major: Information Management and Technology

Adam H Rundh
Adam H Rundh - basketball

School: Valparaiso University
Year: 2010
Major: B.BSA.FIN.IB

Christopher Pintado
Christopher Pintado - basketball

School: University of Florida
Year: 2010
Major: Finance

Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III - basketball

School: Baylor University
Year: 2010
Major: Political Science

Roman Martinez
Roman Martinez - basketball

School: University of New Mexico
Year: 2010
Major: Business Administration & Marketing

Kenneth Avila
Kenneth Avila - basketball

School: Northwestern University
Year: 2010
Major: Economics and Legal Studies

Female Sport Finalists

Aundeah Kearney
Aundeah Kearney - basketball

School: Princeton University
Year: 2010
Major: English

Windy Santa Cruz
Windy Santa Cruz - basketball

School: Valparaiso University
Year: 2010
Major: Chem, minor-Math

Nana Bulaba Sang-Bender
Nana Bulaba Sang-Bender - basketball

School: Syracuse University
Year: 2010
Major: International Relations

Katrina Gaudier
Katrina Gaudier - basketball

School: Drexel University
Year: 2010
Major: English

Bree Thornton
Bree Thornton - basketball

School: University of Missouri
Year: 2010
Major: Psychology

Danielle Stallings
Danielle Stallings - basketball

School: Spelman College
Year: 2010
Major: History/Pre-Law

Maranda Smith
Maranda Smith - basketball

School: University of Florida
Year: 2010
Major: Anthropology, minor: Communications

Kirin Mushtaq Khan
Kirin Mushtaq Khan - crew

School: Mills College
Year: 2010
Major: Political, Legal and Economic Analysis (PLEA)

Margaret Antwinette Smith
Margaret Antwinette Smith - basketball

School: Dartmouth College
Year: 2010
Major: Psychology (Spanish Minor)

More About This Scholarship:

As the name denotes, the annual Ashe edition is part of the magazine’s quarter-century legacy of recognizing young, outstanding minority men and women who have distinguished themselves in their academic and athletic pursuits.

In addition to their athletic ability, students named 2020 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5, be at least a sophomore academically and be active on their campuses or in their communities.

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