Andrew Stewart is one of four cross country/track and field student-athletes to earn the honor.
April 25, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Twelve University of Louisville student-athletes are Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education announced recently.
The award recognizes student-athletes who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field, and demonstrated a record of service to the campus or the community. Students must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher through the fall of 2012, completed one full academic year at the nominating institution, be enrolled for the fall term of the academic year being nominated, be an active member of an intercollegiate athletic team during the 2012-13 year and have a record of campus or community service.
Louisville's women's basketball team and the cross country and track and field teams each placed four on the Sports Scholars roster.
Women's basketball's Antonita Slaughter, Jude Schimmel, Shawnta Dyer, and Tia Gibbs earned the distinction. Dyer, Gibbs, and Schimmel each earned the distinction last year.
The cross country and track and field team had Agnes Chepchumba, Benadate Cheruiyot, Maria Frigo, and Andrew Stewart earn the award. For men's basketball, Wayne Blackshear and Montrezl Harrell exceeded the requirements, and Ade Akinsanya (men's soccer) and Charlyn Corral (women's soccer) earned scholar status as well.
The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Award was initiated in 1992 as a way of celebrating college students who demonstrated the quest of excellence envisioned by the late tennis player and activist Arthur Ashe Jr.