Arthur Ashe

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.

Deadline February 13


Male Sport Winners

Yost, Lyle (5) Lois Elfman
Reaching New Heights, Lyle Yost, 2023 Male Winner

Male Sport Finalists

Johnson, Jovoni Rice Football Lois Elfman
JoVoni Johnson-McCray
Taj Salawu Lois Elfman
Taj Salawu
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Elijah Green
Kobe Brown Lois Elfman
Kobe Brown
Bridges Braelen (22 23 Hs Coat) Lois Elfman
Braelen Bridges
Thomas Reis23 2022 Lois Elfman
Reis Thomas
Moore, Micaylon Track And Field 2023 Sb 9199 Lois Elfman
Micaylon Moore
Griffin Chase 008 Cropped (1) Lois Elfman
Chase Griffin
Alonso Alvaro23 2022 Lois Elfman
Alvaro Alonso-Sanchez

Female Sport Winners

Hayes, Camber Lois Elfman
Dogged Determination, Camber Hayes, 2023 Female Winner

Female Sport Finalists

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Julie Kouijzer
Ashley Linares Lois Elfman
Ashley Linares
Ryono, Kelly Lois Elfman
Kelly Ryono
Stella Wiesemann Lois Elfman
Stella Wiesemann
Kristin Boos Lois Elfman
Kristin Boos
Sydni Black 003 Lois Elfman
Sydni Black
De Vaney Lauren 410 A7773 Lois Elfman
Lauren DeVaney
Ronquillio, Madesyn Swim And Dive 2023 Sb 5988 Lois Elfman
Madesyn Ronquillio
Kaira Brown Lois Elfman
Kaira Brown
More About This Program:

As the name denotes, the annual 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 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.