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APSU has Six Govs earn Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholar honors

 

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsFairfax, VA – Six Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes have been named to the 2020 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Teams, selected by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.

The APSU Governors tennis teams account for four of the six honors, with Anton Damberg and Christian Edison representing the men’s team and Danielle Morris and Fabienne Schmidt earning recognition for the women’s program. Linebacker Pat Walker, of the football team, and track and field standout Lennex Walker also earned honors for their work.

Austin Peay State University has Six Student Athletes earn Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholar honors. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University has Six Student Athletes earn Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholar honors. (APSU Sports Information)

This is the first appearance on the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar team for all six individuals.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education sponsors the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Awards to honor undergraduate students 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 community activism.

To be recognized, students must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher through the fall of 2019, completed one full academic year at the nominating institution, be enrolled for the fall term of the academic year being nominated, be an active member of an intercollegiate athletic team during the 2017-18 year and have a record of campus or community service.


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