RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The periodical Diverse Issues In Higher Education has selected a school-record 15 Felician College student-athletes as 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars. The award winners come the sports of men's and women's soccer,men's and women's cross-country, women's basketball, men's golf, and women's softball, and were announced in the Apr. 10 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 earned 11 honorees in 2013. The previous school record of 12 was established in 2009.
The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars are named annually, and Felician's 2014 honorees are listed below. The on-campus coordinator is Dr. Alfredo Castro, associate professor of chemistry and faculty athletics representative to the NCAA. This marks Felician's 12th year of participation in the program.
|Danny Hoyos||M-Soccer||JR||Business Admin.||3.24||2nd||Perth Amboy, N.J./Perth Amboy|
|Alex Jean||M-Soccer||JR||Business Admin.||3.70||1st||Notre Dame de Londres, France/Jean Mermoz|
|Azedine Maazouzi||M-Soccer||SR||Sociology||3.38||2nd||Brussels, Belgium/CERIA|
|Tarek Sebiat||M-Soccer||SO||Marketing||3.45||2nd||Chalfont St. Peter, England/Dr. Challoner's|
|Marissa Nieves||W-Soccer||SO||Nursing||3.90||2nd||Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial|
|Juliet Numfor||W-Soccer||SR||Psychology||3.50||2nd||Hillsborough, N.J./Stanstead College|
|Stephen Omari||M-XC||JR||Pre-Physical Therapy||3.44||1st||Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill East|
|Michelle Camacho||W-XC||SO||Biology||3.36||1st||Moonachie, N.J./Wood-Ridge|
|Sierra McDuffie||W-Basketball||SO||Management||3.41||2nd||Paterson, N.J./PCTI|
|Ashley Morris||W-Basketball||JR||Graphic Design||3.58||2nd||West Orange, N.J./West Orange|
|Tim Gonzalez||M-Golf||SR||Accounting||3.45||1st||Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville|
|Aimee Lopez||Softball||JR||Pre-Medical||3.32||2nd||Riverbank, Calif./Riverbank|
|Taylor Parker||Softball||JR||Business Admin.||3.72||1st||Surrey, British Columbia/Semiahmoo|
|Natalie Quintanilla||Softball||JR||Pre-Medical||3.58||1st||Hasbrouck Heights, N.J./Immaculate Conception|
|Zharde Sellona||Softball||JR||Communications||3.40||1st||Aliso Viejo, Calif./Aliso Niguel|