2014

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

ishaq-pitt
Ishaq Pitt - Basketball (M)

School: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Year: 2014
Major: Accounting

john-urschel
John Urschel - Football

School: Penn State University
Year: 2014
Major: Mathematics (BS), Mathematics (Masters); Math Education (Masters)

Female Sport Winners

marvellous-ineukwumere
Marvellous Iheukwumere - Track/Cross Country (W)

School: Columbia University
Year: 2014
Major: Psychology

michelle-ikoma
Michelle Ikoma - Gymnastics (W)

School: University of North Carolina
Year: 2014
Major: Business/Exercise Sport Science

Male Sport Finalists

JeremyTowns
Jeremy Towns - Football

School: Samford University
Year: 2014
Major: Sports Medicine

JonathanColeman
Jonathan Coleman - Football

School: Kansas State
Year: 2014
Major: Sociology- Criminology

DorianHairston
Dorian Hairston - Baseball

School: University of Kentucky
Year: 2014
Major: English

MauoliKikaha
Hau'oli Kaniaupio Kikaha - Football

School: University of Washington
Year: 2014
Major: American Ethnic Studies

MarcusPaige
Marcus Paige - Basketball (M)

School: UNC-Chapel Hill
Year: 2014
Major: Journalism and Mass Communicaitons

KevinWare
Kevin Junior Ware - Basketball (M)

School: University of Louisville
Year: 2014
Major: Communications

JustinLBullock
Justin Bullock - Track/Cross Country (M)

School: MIT
Year: 2014
Major: Chemical-Biological Engineering

IosuaASilva
Iosua Siliva - Football

School: Austin Peay State University
Year: 2014
Major: Agriculture: Sustainable Development

JordanHibbert
Jordan Hibbert - Soccer (M)

School: Adelphi University
Year: 2014
Major: Biology

DeterrianShackleford
Deterrian Shackleford - Football

School: University of Mississippi
Year: 2014
Major: Higher Education

ShavonShields
Shavon O'Day Shields - Basketball (M)

School: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Year: 2014
Major: Microbiology

LanceGray
Lance Gray - Track/Cross Country (M)

School: Oklahoma State University
Year: 2014
Major: Mechanical Engineering

PaulPitts
Paul Pitts III - Football

School: San Diego State University
Year: 2014
Major: Religious Studies

Female Sport Finalists

KierraSmith
Kierra Smith - Track/Cross Country (W)

School: Augustana College (Illinois)
Year: 2014
Major: Political Science & Accounting

KastineEvans
Kastine Evans - Basketball (W)

School: University of Kentucky
Year: 2014
Major: Business Management

TiaGibbs
Tia Gibbs - Basketball (W)

School: University of Louisville
Year: 2014
Major: Master of Business Administration, already completed Economics degree in undergrad

CarlottaPham
Carlotta Pham - Track/Cross Country (W)

School: University of California, Irvine
Year: 2014
Major: Mechanical Engineering

LouiseVanDenHeuvel
Louise van den Heuvel - Track/Cross Country (W)

School: MIT
Year: 2014
Major: Mechanical Engineering

DejaMMann
Deja Mann - Basketball (W)

School: Arizona State University
Year: 2014
Major: Master\'s Liberal Studies

SarahMeans
Sarah Means - Tennis (W)

School: Florida Gulf Coast University
Year: 2014
Major: Pre Business Management

JessicaGlennie
Jessica Glennie - Other

School: The University of Texas at Austin
Year: 2014
Major: Architecture

ShaneteonaAnnKeys
Shanteona Keys - Basketball (W)

School: Georgia College
Year: 2014
Major: Mass Communication

MaritzaHayes
Maritza Hayes - Soccer (W)

School: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Year: 2014
Major: Psychology/Advertising and Public Relations

ElishaHande
Elisha Hande - Tennis (W)

School: North Carolina State University
Year: 2014
Major: Economics

GloryTZhou
Glory Zhou - Tennis (W)

School: Benedict College
Year: 2014
Major: Enviromental Health Science

TeranSweeting
Terae Sweeting - Volleyball (M)

School: Beneuict College
Year: 2014
Major: Accounting

AshleeGuay
Ashlee Guay - Basketball (W)

School: California State University Northridge
Year: 2014
Major: Child & Adolescent Development (minoring in Spanish)

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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