Eight Nittany Lions Selected Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. ¨C July 5, 2007 ¨C Penn State recently had eight student-athletes honored as recipients of the 15th Annual Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards. Minority student-athletes from colleges and universities across the nation were nominated for the awards.
Penn State¡¯s eight recipients led all Big Ten Conference institutions.
Diverse magazine, formerly Black Issues In Higher Education? established the program in 1992 in honor of tennis star Arthur Ashe Jr. Undergraduate student-athletes selected as recipients of the award must exemplify standards set by Arthur Ashe Jr., in athletics, academics and community activism. Students must participate in an intercollegiate sport, maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and be active on campus or in the community.
The Nittany Lion student-athletes selected for the 2007 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Awards were:
- Sasha Abraham (Hyderabad, India), women¡¯s tennis
- Jeremy Boone (Mechanicsburg) football
- Gerald Cadogan (Portsmouth, Ohio) football
- Devin Fentress (Chesapeake, Va.) football and men¡¯s track & field
- Sara Gonzalez (Princeton, N.J.), fencing
- David Jackson (Gaithersburg, Md.) men¡¯s basketball
- Jennifer Shular (Peachtree City, Ga.), women¡¯s tennis
- Monique Walker (Sterling, Va.) women¡¯s track & field