Mateo Olmos Named First Runner Up For Prestigious Arthur Ashe Honor
FAIRFAX, Va. – Oregon State wrestling redshirt junior Aaron "Mateo" Olmos has been named the first runner up for the prestigious Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Sports Scholar of the Year.
Olmos' runner-up finish is Oregon State's highest-ever selection. The honor was released by the publication Diverse: Issues In Higher Education 2022.
Via the release: "Per As the name denotes, the annual Arthur Ashe edition is part of the magazine's quarter-century legacy of recognizing young, outstanding minority men and women who have distinguished themselves in their academic and athletic pursuits.
In addition to their athletic ability, students named 2022 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5, be at least a sophomore academically and be active on their campuses or in their communities."
Olmos was a starter for Oregon State in 2021-22, competing at 174 pounds, going 16-9 overall.
Off the mat, he's been very active in the community and on campus. He received the Francis Dancy Hooks Award at the 40th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony in 2022. He has also spent time volunteering with youth in the Corvallis community and is active in multiple student organizations on campus that promote social justice and racial equality.
Olmos, a native of Imperial Beach, Calif., is a member of Kappa Alpha Inc., DAM Change and the Black Student Union. He also works at the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center as the leadership liaison.
He is a public health major who was on the 2021 Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll and was a 2019 Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).