2011

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

Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson - football

School: North Carolina State University
Year: 2011
Major: Master's of Arts in Libral Studies

Female Sport Winners

Shanice Howard
Shanice Howard - gymnastics

School: San Jose State University
Year: 2011
Major: Kinesiology

Male Sport Finalists

Kenneth Avila - Basketball

School: Northwestern University
Year: 2011
Major: Economics

Darius Law
Darius Law - basketball

School: UNC Charlotte
Year: 2011
Major: null

Arvind Badhey - basketball

School: Brooklyn College
Year: 2011
Major: Biology & Philosophy

Kofi Sarkodie
Kofi Sarkodie - soccer

School: University of Akron
Year: 2011
Major: Biology

Kenan Wang
Kenan Wang - basketball

School: United States Naval Academy
Year: 2011
Major: Electrical Engineering

Nyasha Mauchaza
Nyasha Mauchaza - golf

School: Towson University
Year: 2011
Major: Finance

Denarius McGhee
Denarius McGhee - football

School: Montana State University
Year: 2011
Major: Business Management

Robert Griffin, III
Robert Griffin, III - football

School: Baylor University
Year: 2011
Major: Political Science

Terrance Ganaway
Terrance Ganaway - football

School: Baylor University
Year: 2011
Major: General Studies

Ryan Bartholomew
Ryan Bartholomew - football

School: Syracuse University
Year: 2011
Major: Health and Exercise Science

Female Sport Finalists

Jamila McKinnis
Jamila McKinnis - volleyball

School: Stillman College
Year: 2011
Major: Biology

Brittany Tyree
Brittany Tyree - basketball

School: Ohio University
Year: 2011
Major: Communication Studies

Sasha-Kay Matthias
Sasha-Kay Matthias - basketball

School: Texas A&M University
Year: 2011
Major: Special Education

Grace Murray
Grace Murray - softball

School: UCLA
Year: 2011
Major: Psychology (Education Minor)

Kendra McCall
Kendra McCall - softball

School: UNC Charlotte
Year: 2011
Major: Elementary Education

Lucy Quintana
Lucy Quintana - soccer

School: Baylor University
Year: 2011
Major: Health Science Studies/Pre-Dental

Jadtrl Heard
Jadtrl Heard - soccer

School: Alcorn State University
Year: 2011
Major: Applied Science/Radiation Technology

Sydnee Mack
Sydnee Mack - golf

School: Hampton University
Year: 2011
Major: Public Relations

Brittany Strachan
Brittany Strachan - basketball

School: North Carolina State University
Year: 2011
Major: Computer Science

Dymond Simon
Dymond Simon - basketball

School: Arizona State University
Year: 2011
Major: Master's Liberal Studies

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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