Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars 
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education established the Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination.
Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr.’s commitment to education as well as his love for the game of tennis, we invite every college and university in the country to participate in this annual awards program by nominating their outstanding sports scholars. In addition to their athletic ability, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must exhibit academic excellence and community activism.
To be included, students have to compete in an intercollegiate sport; maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2; and be active on their campuses or in their communities.
The following pages feature student-athletes who are charging ahead with academics and athletics. Two of these scholar-athletes — the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s women’s basketball player DeCarol Davis and University of Maryland Baltimore County track and field standout Isaac Matthews, were selected as Sports Scholars of the Year for best exemplifying the standards of scholarship, athleticism and humanitarianism.
Diverse honors Arthur Ashe Jr. by recognizing these student-athletes and salutes DeCarol and Isaac and all of the 2007 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars.
The honorees are listed alphabetically and within teams on the following pages.
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