Twenty Huskies Receive Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards

June 10, 2008

A total of 20 University of Washington student-athletes have been honored by Diverse: Issues In High Education magazine as recipients of Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards, the publication announced recently.

The list of Husky award winners includes:

Daria Amiad Pavlov, Ashdad, Israel, track
Ashley Aratani, Honolulu, Hawai'i, volleyball
Joyce Ardies, São Paulo, Brazil, tennis
David Bai, Kent, Wash., swimming
Jennifer Chang, Tacoma, Wash., gymnastics
Marisa Chang, Orinda, Calif., swimming
Annaliese Chapa, Portland, Ore., track
Linus Chou, Seattle, football
Yonatan Cohen, Neve-Monoson-Yahud, Israel, swimming
Jill Collymore, Bellevue, Wash., volleyball
James Fredrickson, Kent, Wash., track
Stephen Fung, Honolulu, Hawai'i, soccer
Jennifer Gong, Campbell, Calif., swimming
Lauren Ho, Kailua, Hawai'i, track
Shuree Hyatt, Kent, Wash., soccer
Ashley Jones, Yakima, Wash., rowing
Kristen Omori, Kirkland, Wash., gymnastics
Tamon Page, Mercer Island, Wash., swimming
Ryan Vu, Bellevue, Wash., track
Isabelle Woodward, Seattle, rowing

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education established the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Awards in 1992 to honor undergraduate students of color who excel both academically and athletically.

To be included, students have to compete in an intercollegiate sport; have completed at least one academic year of course work; be enrolled for the fall term of '07; maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2; and be active on their campuses and/or their communities.

Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr.'s commitment to education, as well as his love for the game of tennis, we invite every college and university in the country to participate in this annual awards program by nominating their outstanding student-athletes. In addition to their athletic ability, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must exhibit academic excellence and community activism.

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