Fairfax, Va.—A record 23 San José State University student-athletes have been honored as 2016 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
The publication’s annual awards program recognized undergraduate student-athletes of color who personify Arthur Ashe’s ideals of scholarship, athletics achievement and humanitarianism. Student-athletes selected must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average and be active in community service activities.
San José State’s 23 honorees represent 10 sports with women’s track and field with the most honorees at six. Football player Tim Crawley was named one of the 15 male semifinalists for the top male sports scholar. Crawley, Erin Rodriguez (softball) and Taylor Solorio (women’s swimming & diving) received the honor for the second consecutive year.
The 23 Spartan honorees represent the most of any school in the Pacific Time Zone. San Jose State’s 23 student-athletes are the most for any Mountain West Conference member.
“The San José State University Student-Athlete Success Services staff is extremely proud of our 23 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars,” said Liz Jarnigan, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student Success Services. “The fact that we have men and women from a variety of sports representing our university reflects the commitment to excellence demonstrated by our coaches, administrators and support staff. These student-athletes truly exemplify what it means to achieve in the classroom and beyond!”
For a complete listing off all honorees, click here - http://mydigimag.rrd.com/publication/?i=297960
|Brenna Bushey||Women's Swimming & Diving - 3rd team||Public Relations|
|Jade Childs||Women's Track & Field - 3rd team||Business Management|
|Jonathan Colunga||Men's Soccer - 2nd team||Spanish|
|Tim Crawley||Football - One of 15 male semifinalists||Business Management Information Systems|
|Kylie Fonseca||Women's Swimming & Diving - 1st team||Psychology|
|Chris Gonzalez||Football - 4th team||Accounting|
|Jamie Hirai||Volleyball - 1st team||Business Administration/Marketing|
|Nicole Iloanya||Women's Track & Field - 2nd team||Poltical Science|
|Kelsey Johnson-Upshaw||Women's Track & Field - 1st team||Kinesiology|
|Myzhanique Ladd||Women's Basketball - 4th team||Radio, Television & Film|
|Alex Manigo||Football - 3rd team||Business Management Information Systems|
|Karina Nunes||Women's Track & Field - 1st team||Psychology|
|Diana Orozco||Women's Track & Field - 4th team||Forensic Science|
|Madiha Raza||Women's Track & Field - 1st team||Business Administration/Marketing|
|Erin Rodriguez||Softball - 1st team||Child & Adolescent Development|
|Yavianliz Rosado||Volleyball - 2nd team||Political Science|
|Julie Sam||Volleyball - 1st team||Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management|
|Taylor Solorio||Women's Swimming & Diving - 1st team||Kinesiology|
|Emily Vann||Women's Basketball - 1st team||Public Relations|
|Jack Veasey||Baseball - 2nd team||International Business|
|Alexis Venegas||Women's Soccer - 3rd team||Chemical Engineering|
|Rachol West||Women's Basketball - 3rd team||Child & Adolescent Development|
|Kaitlin Won||Women's Gymnastics - 2nd team||Kinesiology|
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