18 Golden Falcons Chosen For Arthur Ashe Award

18 Golden Falcons Chosen For Arthur Ashe Award

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The periodical Diverse Issues in Higher Education has selected 18 Felician University student-athletes as 2018 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars. The award winners come from the sports of men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's and women's cross-country, women's bowling, men's and women's basketball, women's lacrosse, baseball and softball, and were announced in the Apr. 5 issue of the magazine.

Diverse Issues established the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Program, named for the late tennis star, in 1992 to honor outstanding undergraduate students of diverse and foreign backgrounds. Each winner must be a non-freshman who competes in an intercollegiate sport, maintains a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.20, and is active on his/her campus or in the community.

Felician returned to the program in 2017 after a one-year hiatus. Its 18 honorees are one shy of the school record set last year. The Golden Falcons earned at least 10 winners for the sixth consecutive year in which they have participated.

Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars are named annually, and Felician's 2018 honorees are listed below. This marks Felician's 15th year of participation in the program.

The Apr. 5, 2018, issue of Diverse Issues also commemorates the 25th anniversary of Ashe's death.

Felician is a member of NCAA Division II. Thirteen of the Golden Falcons' 14 varsity intercollegiate sports compete in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference; women's bowling is an associate member of the East Coast Conference.

 

2018 Felician University Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars
Name Sport
YR
Major(s)
GPA
Tm.
Hometown/HS
Junior Borja Men's Soccer
SO
Business Admininistration
3.24
3rd
Kearny, N.J./Kearny
Joel Superville Men's Soccer
SR
Marketing
3.32
3rd
D'Abadie, Trinidad & Tobago/St. Mary's College
Kojo Yeboah Men's Soccer
SR
Social & Behav. Sciences
3.70
1st
Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck
Katina Kozlowski Women's Soccer
SR
Accounting
3.34
HM
Milton, N.Y./Our Lady of Lourdes
Paulina Calero Women's Volleyball
JR
Criminal Justice
3.44
3rd
El Centro, Calif./Southwest
Fermando Gomez Men's Cross-Country SR Biology 3.21 3rd Secaucus, N.J./Secaucus
Valentina Gonzalez Women's Cross-Country SO Communications 3.84 2nd Wood-Ridge, N.J./Wood-Ridge
Michelle Gulino Women's Bowling
SR
Criminal Justice 3.97
1st
Howell, N.J./Howell
Terrell Spaulding Men's Basketball
JR/SR
Accounting
3.28
3rd
Paterson, N.J./Paterson Eastside
Jamar Redmond Men's Basketball
SR
Marketing
3.27
3rd
Roselle, N.J./Abraham Clark
Treanda Foster Women's Basketball
SR
Biology
3.56
2nd
Bronx, N.Y./John F. Kennedy
Danelle Gibson Women's Basketball
JR/SR
Business Admininistration
3.34
3rd
Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Spellman
Marta Moix Women's Basketball
SR
Biology
3.32
4th
Madrid, Spain/John Carroll School [Md.]
Dana Randolph-Pryce Women's Lacrosse SO Education 3.67 1st Lawrenceville, N.J./Lawrence
Qamar Smith Women's Lacrosse SO Nursing 3.74 1st Carteret, N.J./Rahway
Brenden Cuni Baseball SR Criminal Justice 3.91 1st New Rochelle, N.Y./Iona Prep
Mia Montoya Softball JR Elem. Ed./English 3.42 3rd Las Vegas, Nev./John F. Kennedy [Calif.]
Jeannette Roldan Softball SR Business Administration 3.50 2nd Hesperia, Calif./Oak Hills