By Joe Prisco, Dillard University Assistant AD of Communications
Fairfax, Virginia – Dillard’s athletic department saw 13 of its student-athletes recognized as 2021 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education announced.
As the name denotes, the annual Arthur Ashe Jr. edition is part of the magazine’s quarter-century legacy of recognizing young, outstanding minority men and women who have distinguished themselves in their academic and athletic pursuits.
In addition to their athletic ability, students named 2021 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5, be at least a sophomore academically and be active on their campus or in their communities.
Nearly 1,000 student-athletes from around the country were nominated this year. Dillard had five that made the first team, six on the second team and two selections on the third team.
Dillard’s 2021 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars
Kia Howard – First Team – Women’s Track & Field
Kaylyn Turner – First Team – Women’s Track & Field
Jada O’Mally – First Team – Volleyball
Nicholas Carmouche – First Team – Men’s Basketball
Tayler Banks – First Team – Women’s Basketball
Semira Kidane – Second Team – Volleyball
Ki’Avian Johnson – Second Team – Volleyball
Langston Carter-Price – Second Team – Men’s Track & Field
Cody Branch – Second Team – Men’s Track & Field
Benjamin Todd – Second Team – Men’s Track & Field
Kyra McWhorter – Second Team – Women’s Basketball
Rachel Rowe – Third Team – Women’s Track & Field
Taylor Dewitt – Third Team – Women’s Basketball
Published since 1984, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education is the nation’s only news magazine dedicated exclusively to diversity issues in higher education.