Multiple CIAA Student-Athletes Honored as Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars

On April 5, 2018, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education published its annual Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars special report edition. As the name denotes, this edition is a part of their quarter-century legacy of recognizing outstanding minority young men and women who have distinguished themselves in their academic and athletic pursuits.

In addition to their athletic ability, students named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2, be at least a sophomore academically, and be active on their campuses or in their communities. Below are the CIAA student-athletes that were honored for their hardwork and dedication on and off their playing fields.

Women's Team:

Basketball Third Team

Taylor Burns

SR.

4.00

3.44

Criminal Justice

Virginia State

D'Ajahnae Smith

SR.

3.06

3.53

Health, Phys. Ed. And Recreation

Virginia State

 

Softball First Team

Ayannah Bowman-Williams

SR.

4.00

3.80

Health, Phys. Ed. And Recreation

Virginia State

 

Tennis First Team

Tamisha Richardson

SR.

4.00

3.97

Health, Phys. Ed. And Recreation

Virginia State

 

Tennis Second Team

Felicia Tucker

SO.

3.25

3.25

Social Work

Virginia State

 

Volleyball First Team

Myia Jones

JR.

3.60

3.78

Marketing

Virginia State

 

Men's Teams

Basketball First Team

Kenneth Collins

SR.

4.00

3.81

Sport Management

St. Augustine's

Richard Granberry

SR.

3.56

3.49

Individualized studies, Education

St. Augustine's

 

Basketball Second Team

Louis Flowers

JR.

3.00

3.28

Manufacturing Engineering

Virginia State

Quincy January

SR.

3.40

3.48

Sport Management

St. Augustine's

 

Football First Team

Dante Lowe-Rogers

JR.

4.00

3.81

Computer Science

Shaw

 

Football Second Team

Kurtis Brooks

SR.

3.50

3.39

Health, Phys. Ed. And Recreation

Virginia State

 

Track & Field First Team

Steven Murdock

JR.

3.54

3.57

Biology

Virginia State

Samuel Sarkodie

SO.

3.20

3.44

Political Science and Public Admin.

Virginia State