COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Six University of Maryland student-athletes have been named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, announced by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.
Senior biological science major Sequoia Austin (women’s basketball), junior kinesiology major Ashleigh Crutcher (volleyball), redshirt sophomore finance major Zach Dancel (football), sophomore kinesiology major Malina Howard (women’s basketball), senior kinesiology major Arielle Statham (women’s track) and senior mechanical engineering major Becky Yep (women’s track) earned the prestigious award.
Each year, an entire edition of Diverse is dedicated to identifying such extraordinary athletes. In honor of 30 years of publishing, a day-long symposium at George Mason University titled Raising the Bar for Academic Success will coincide with the publication date.
The program is dedicated to encouraging high school and college student-athletes to set and achieve higher academic goals and will offer practical direction about attaining outstanding academic and athletic records.
Few athletes in the history of American Sports better symbolize intellectual greatness, principled integrity and athletic superiority than the late Arthur Ashe Jr. He manifested these traits in all that he did throughout his life. The meshing of high levels of academic and athletic performance were core values for Ashe.