Seven Crusaders Named Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars
WORCESTER, Mass. – The College of the Holy Cross had seven student-athletes named 2018 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars, honoring their athletic and academic achievements. The awards were announced by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.
Inspired by Ashe Jr.'s commitment to education and excellence on the tennis court, the magazine invites every higher education institution in the country annually to nominate outstanding minority sports scholars. In addition to athletic ability, nominees must exhibit academic excellence and community activism. To be eligible, students have to compete in an intercollegiate sport, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher, be at least a sophomore academically and be active on their campuses or in their communities.
The football and women's track and field team both had two individuals honored, while the field hockey, men's soccer and volleyball squads each had one honoree.
2018 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars
Yuji Callahan, Men's Soccer
Martin Dorsey, Football
Philomena Fitzgerald, Field Hockey
Katie Heenan, Women's Track & Field
Kelly O'Halloran, Women's Track & Field
Kristen Somerville, Volleyball
Akeem Walcott, Football