Five App State student-athletes have been named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars.
Daryn Armstrong (volleyball), Nevaeh Haddock (women’s track & field), Maya Hanks (women’s track & field), Caleb Smith (wrestling) and Kaiden Smith (football) have been recognized by the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.
Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars are students of color who have maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5, are at least a sophomore academically and have been active on their campuses or in their communities.
The award is named after the late tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr., a Black men’s champion of the Wimbledon and U.S. Open tournaments. He devoted much of his adult life to identifying and providing solutions to end discrimination in all facets of life.
Published since 1984, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education is the nation’s only newsmagazine dedicated exclusively to diversity issues in higher education.