Iman Kennedy ’12 and Joe Adewumi ’12 have been selected as an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar for 2011. Kennedy is a member of UMBC’s volleyball team, and Adewumi is a men’s tennis player.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education gives out the awards to honor undergraduate students who have excelled both academically and athletically. In addition to their athletic ability and academic performance, scholars must demonstrate a commitment to community service and community activism.
The award was inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe, Jr.’s commitment to education as well as his love for the game of tennis.