Eleven UNCW Student-Athletes Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholars

Monday, April 22, 2019

Eleven UNCW student-athletes have been named Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholars by well-known publication Diverse Issues In Higher Education.

The publication's April 4, 2019 issue recognized student-athletes from around the country who have excelled athletically and academically. UNCW's honorees included seven women and four men.

The awards are 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 the program by nominating 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.

Diverse Issues In Higher Education | UNCW Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholars
Name Sport Cl. Major
Jamil Gracia Men's Soccer Jr. Business Adm. Wilson, N.C.
Jonathan Gomes Men's Soccer So. Biology Cooper City, Fla.
Alejandro Saez Men's Soccer So. Business Adm. Sugar Land, Texas
Spencer Saunders Men's Soccer Jr. Biology Cary, N.C.
Name Sport Cl. Major
Kirsten Bootes Women's Soccer Sr. Psychology Holly Springs, N.C.
Courtney Christian Women's T&F So. Psychology Bethesda, Md.
Ashli Jeune Women's Basketball Sr. Public Health Westampton, N.J.
Rishika Ravindran Women's Tennis So. Physics Chennai, India
Jaime Thomas Volleyball So. Chemistry Hamilton, Ontario
Dominique Travers Softball Jr. Com. Studies Montclair, Va.
Marissa Vincent Women's Soccer So. Biology Columbia, Md.