RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The periodical Diverse Issues In Higher Education has selected four Felician College student-athletes as 2011 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars. The award winners come from the sports of men's and women's cross-country, men's basketball, and men's soccer, and were announced in the Apr. 28 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 color. 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.
The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars are named annually, and Felician's 2011 honorees are listed below. The on-campus coordinator is Dr. Alfredo Castro, associate professor of chemistry and faculty athletics representative to the NCAA.
|Business Admin.||3.55||Scarborough, Ont./Sir Oliver Mowat|
|Sarah Root||W X-C||
|Elem. Ed./History||3.93||Aberdeen, NJ/Old Bridge|
|John Wambui||M X-C||
|Psychology||3.83||Mbita, Kenya/St. Joseph's|
|Accounting||3.70||Monmouth Junction, NJ/South Brunswick|