Felician Claims 11 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars For 2013

Felician Claims 11 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars For 2013

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College women's soccer student-athlete Allie Couzo (Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville War Memorial) was selected by the periodical Diverse Issues In Higher Education as a national finalist for the 2013 Arthur Ashe Jr. Top Female Sports Scholar of the Year. The 10 finalists were chosen across all sports and from all three NCAA divisions.

Couzo highlights a group of 11 Felician student-athletes honored by the publication as 2013 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars. The award winners come from the sports of men's and women's soccer, and women's volleyball, basketball, and softball, and were announced in the April 11 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.

Couzo, a senior goalkeeper, owns a 3.87 GPA as a biology major, and was an all-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference selection in 2011. Among her many civic endeavors, she is a student in Felician's honors college, an on-campus peer supporter, and a member of the school's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Jessica Harlee of West Virginia University basketball earned the Top Female Sports Scholar of the Year award.

The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars are named annually, and Felician's 2013 honorees are listed below. The on-campus coordinator is Dr. Alfredo Castro, associate professor of chemistry and faculty athletics representative to the NCAA. This marks Felician's 11th year of participation in the program.

 

2013 Felician College Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars
Name Sport
YR
Major(s)
GPA
Tm.
Hometown/HS
Daniel Camargo M-Soccer
SR
Marketing/Management
3.29
1st
Vinhedo, Brazil/Sant'Anna
Allie Couzo* W-Soccer
SR
Pre-Physical Therapy
3.87
1st
Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville War Mem.
Danny Hoyos M-Soccer
SO
Business Admin.
3.20
1st
Perth Amboy, N.J./Perth Amboy
Jen Jimenez W-Soccer
SR
Accounting
3.69
1st
Fair Lawn, N.J./Fair Lawn
Azedine Maazouzi M-Soccer
JR
Sociology
3.23
1st
Brussels, Belgium/CERIA
Ashley Morris W-Basketball
SO
Graphic Design
3.55
2nd
West Orange, N.J./West Orange
Juliet Numfor W-Soccer
JR
Psychology
3.35
2nd
Hillsborough, N.J./Stanstead Coll.
Keleenna Onyeaka M-Soccer
SO
Accounting
3.90
1st
Birmingham, Eng./Solihull 6th Form
Taylor Parker Softball
SO
Business Admin.
3.70
1st
Surrey, British Columbia/Semiahmoo
Ann Scherer W-Volleyball
JR
Business Admin.
3.99
1st
Neustadt in Holstein, Germany
Zharde Sellona Softball
SO
Communications
3.47
2nd
Aliso Viejo, Calif./Aliso Niguel
* National finalist