Felician Sets School Record With 19 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars

Felician Sets School Record With 19 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The periodical Diverse Issues in Higher Education has selected 19 Felician University student-athletes as 2017 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars. The award winners come from the sports of men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, women's bowling, men's and women's basketball, women's lacrosse, baseball and softball, and were announced in the Apr. 6 issue of the magazine.

Diverse Issues established the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Program, named for the late tennis star, in 1992 to honor outstanding undergraduate students of diverse and foreign backgrounds. Each winner must be a non-freshman who competes in an intercollegiate sport, maintains a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20, and is active on his/her campus or in the community.

Felician returns to participation in the program after a one-year hiatus, and its 19 honorees are a school record. The previous mark of 15 was established in 2014; the Golden Falcons earned at least 10 winners for the fifth consecutive year in which it has participated.

Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars are named annually, and Felician's 2017 honorees are listed below. This marks Felician's 14th year of participation in the program.

Felician is a member of NCAA Division II and competes in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.

 
2017 Felician University Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars
Name Sport
YR
Major(s)
GPA
Tm.
Hometown/HS
Makesi Lewis Men's Soccer
SR
Management
3.58
2nd
Arina, Trinidad & Tobago/Queens Royal College
Dean Wright Men's Soccer
SO
Criminal Justice
3.80
2nd
Dublin, Ireland/Colaiste Choilm
Kojo Yeboah Men's Soccer
SR
Social & Behavioral Science
3.67
2nd
Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck
Katina Kozlowski Women's Soccer
JR
Accounting
3.28
4th
Milton, N.Y./Our Lady of Lourdes
Paulina Calero Women's Volleyball
SO
Criminal Justice
3.30
4th
El Centro, Calif./Southwest
Michelle Gulino Women's Bowling
JR
Criminal Justice
3.98
1st
Howell, N.J./Howell
Kennedy Chukwuocha Men's Basketball
SR
Biology
3.73
1st
Willingboro, N.J./Medford Tech
Tim Massado Men's Basketball
SR
Business Administration
3.79
1st
Wilmington, Del./St. Elizabeth
Treanda Foster Women's Basketball
JR
Biology
3.55
3rd
Bronx, N.Y./John F. Kennedy
Danelle Gibson Women's Basketball
SO
Business Administration
3.38
4th
Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Spellman
Remi Iwelu Women's Basketball
SO
Biology
3.21
HM
Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin
Cassidy Charles Women's Lacrosse
SO
Nursing
3.36
1st
Irvington, N.J./Newark Tech
Mike Gonzalez Baseball GR Criminal Justice/MBA 3.67 1st Pembroke Pines, Fla./Pembroke Pines Charter
J.R. Meneses Baseball SR Management 3.23 3rd Lake Worth, Fla./Zion Lutheran
Jackie Duenas Softball SR Biology 3.64 2nd Riverside, Calif./Arlington
Mia Montoya Softball SR Elementary Education 3.50 2nd Cypress, Calif./John F. Kennedy
Jeannette Roldan Softball JR Business Administration 3.39 3rd Hesperia, Calif./Oak Hills
Miranda Torres Softball SO Management 3.41 3rd Riverside, Calif./Eleanor Roosevelt
Racquel Manzo Softball SO Criminal Justice 3.34 4th Whittier, Calif./La Habra