2022

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

Football M Dean Nakobe
Nakobe Dean

School: University of Georgia, College of Engineering
Year:
2022
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Female Sport Winners

Ice Hockey W Jaques Sophie
Sophie Jaques

School: The Ohio State University
Year:
2022
Major:
Civil Engineering

Male Sport Finalists

Olmos Aaron
Aaron Mateo Olmos - Wrestling

School: Oregon State University
Year
: Senior
Major
: Public Health

Pitts Shea
Shea Pitts - Football

School: UCLA
Year
: Senior
Major
: Education

Trammell Anthony
Trammell Anthony - Football

School: Shenandoah University
Year
: Senior
Major
: Computer Science

Carter De Wayne
DeWayne Carter - Football

School: Duke University
Year:
Junior
Major:
Psychology

Andrei Duarte
Andrei Duarte - Tennis

School: Georgia State University
Year:
Senior
Major:
Business Economics


Jake Haines
Jacob Haines - Swimming

School: New York University
Year:
Senior
Major:
Business


Isaiah Holmes
Isaiah Holmes - Track & Field

School: University of Miami
Year:
Senior
Major:
Sports Administration



Johnson Tyler
Tyler Johnson - Track & Field

School: The Ohio State University
Year:
Senior
Major:
Sport Industry




Jordan Wright
Jordan Wright - Basketball

School: Vanderbilt University
Year:
Junior
Major: Human & Organizational Behavior


Female Sport Finalists

Bryanna Brown
Bryanna Brown - Basketball

School: Lincoln University
Year:
Senior
Major:
Finance



Shah Ivana H22 Web
Ivana Shah - Golf

School: University of Akron
Year:
Senior
Major:
Biomedical Engineering

Chou Natalie
Natalie Chou - Basketball

School: UCLA
Year:
Senior
Major: Education

Eggleston Logan
Logan Eggleston - Volleyball

School: University of Texas at Austin
Year:
Senior
Major:
Management

Arianna Fisher
Arianna Fisher - Track & Field

School: University of Missouri
Year:
Senior
Major:
Early Childhood Education

Mia Gordon
Mia Gordon - Field Hockey

School: Miami University
Year:
Senior
Major: Strategic Communications & Women's Gender Studies

Gabriela Leon
Gabriela Leon - Track & Field

School: University of Louisville
Year:
Senior
Major:
Education

Stoute, Cecily
Cecily Stoute - Soccer

School: University of Georgia
Year: Senior
Major:
Journalism

Washington Kinsley
Kinsley Washington - Softball

School: UCLA
Year:
Senior
Major:
Education

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.