Ashe, the noted education advocate who died in 1993, undoubtedly would have been proud of these athlete-scholars, as should we all.
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Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) January 04, 2013
What many don’t know is that the academic record of rookie NFL QB's Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks and Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is just as remarkable as their on field performances this year.
In 2011 they finished as Winner and runner-up, respectively, as Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year as selected by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine.
Wilson graduated from North Carolina State University a year early in 2010 and went on to graduate school with a cumulative GPA of 4.0 in business. Griffin, III graduated early from Baylor University with a 3.67 cumulative GPA in political science.
As these exceptional young men face one another in Sunday’s NFL playoff game, don’t miss:
- NFL’s Griffin, Wilson, Following Ashe’s Lead: Jan 4. commentary from Diverse Online Editor, G.E. Branch III, who has covered professional sports for over 20 years
- Arthur Ashe Jr. 2011 Sports Scholar edition, profiling their extraordinary success on and off the field
The Ashe award, which began in 1992, was inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr.’s commitment to education and love for his sport. Every college and university in the country is invited to nominate their outstanding sports scholars to receive this award. In addition to athletic ability each Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar must exhibit academic excellence and community activism. Last year the award was presented in conjunction with the NCAA’s Office of Inclusion.
Online at http://www.DiverseEducation.com Diverse: Issues In Higher Education is the only news magazine dedicated exclusively to diversity issues in higher education.