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UW's Bifulco Named To Arthur Ashe First Team For Rowing

May 11, 2021

Washington senior rower Paolo Bifulco has been named to the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award rowing first team for 2021, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education announced today.

Bifulco, who was also named to that team in 2019, is a biochemistry major from Portland, Ore., who has rowed in the Huskies' second varsity eight tihs season. He won a national title in Washington's third varsity eight in 2019.

"Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" sponsors the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards to honor students of color who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field. Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe, Jr.'s commitment to education as well as his love for the game of tennis, U.S. colleges and universities are invited to participate in this annual awards program by nominating their outstanding sports scholars. In addition to their athletic ability and academic performance, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars demonstrate a commitment to community service and student leadership.