Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine announced the Team Winners for the 37 sports included in this year’s Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar special report—published on April 6, 2017.
Nominated by their respective institutions, students were chosen from over 1,200 outstanding minority student-athletes.
This year, a member of the Sinclair Women’s Basketball team was named to the 3rd team in the category for Women’s Basketball. Doriann Carter (SO – Northmont H.S.) was a two year letter winner helping Coach Jones build a strong tradition within the 3 C’s. At the time of nomination, she had a 3.57 overall GPA with All-Academic conference honors her freshman year and the fall semester of this season. She is currently on pace to earn NJCAA All-Academic honors at the end of the academic year.
Being strong in the 3 C’s also includes community service. Doriann has joined her teammates in several outreach projects over the last two season. One of the most notable would be the annual Thanksgiving Day Feast of Giving held at the Dayton Convention Center. Members of the Men’s & Women’s Basketball teams spend the day volunteering to help serve over 5,000 individuals.
A scholar and athlete, Ashe sought to expand opportunities for young people. Each year Diverse: Issues In Higher Education invites every postsecondary institution in the country to participate in this awards program by nominating their outstanding sports scholars. In addition to their athletic ability, students named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2; and be active on their campuses or in their community.
Past Ashe scholars include: Baylor University’s Robert Griffin III (2011); the University of Tennessee’s Kara Lawson (2003); San Diego State University’s Marshall Faulk (1993); and the University of Kansas’ Jaque Vaughn (1996), just to name a few scholar-athletes who have gone on to achieve great success.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars program, the University of Richmond hosted an awards luncheon on their campus April 11. The NCAA’s Office of Inclusion also participated in the program.