Six Student-Athletes Recognized with Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Awards

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Six Holy Family University student-athletes have been recognized with the 2019 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Award in the latest issue of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education.

Congratulations to our honorees:

  • Charles Afful, Junior, Business Management Marketing, Men's Soccer
  • Antonia Barker, Sophomore, Pre-Physical Therapy, Women's Track & Field
  • Dana Dockery, Junior, Sports Marketing-Management, Women's Basketball
  • Anjelai Hayes, Sophomore, Math-Secondary Education, Women's Basketball and Track & Field
  • Sam Klem, Senior, Computer Information Systems, Softball
  • Alleyn Llaban, Junior, Accounting, Tennis

“Along with the Department of Athletics and the Holy Family University community, I would like to congratulate all of our student-athletes who were honored as 2019 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars,” said Tim Hamill, Director of Athletics. “To be recognized nationally for success in the classroom, on the field of play, and in service to the community is a tremendous honor.”

According to their website, “Diverse: Issues In Higher Education sponsors the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards to honor undergraduate students 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.”

To qualify for the designation, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5, must have completed one full academic year at the institution, have demonstrated a record of service to the campus or community, and must be a minority student-athlete.