Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Oberlin's Kinney Receives Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Award

Recent Oberlin grad and former women’s basketball player Roneisha Kinney is a third-team Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar selection. The honor was announced in the latest issue of Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine.

This past winter Kinney led the Yeowomen in points (290/11.2 ppg), rebounds (235/9.0 rpg), field goal percentage (.453/120-of-265) and blocks (25/.96 bpg) en route to earning second-team All-NCAC accolades.

Off of the court, the environmental science major spent time reading to and tutoring local children as well as volunteering at Kendal Nursing Home.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education established the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination. Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr.'s commitment to education as well as his love for the game of tennis, colleges and universities across the country are invited to participate in this annual awards program by nominating their outstanding sports scholars. In addition to their athletic ability, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must exhibit academic excellence and community activism.

To be included students have to compete in an intercollegiate sport, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2, and be active on their campuses or in their communities.

1 comment:

Miette said...

Good for people to know.