June 17, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Highlighted by the women’s track and field team, six Florida State student-athletes have been named recipients of the 2009 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Award.
Overall, two Seminoles have been named as first-team selections while one has been named to the third team, another to the fourth team and two are honorable mention.
The women’s track and field team leads the way with three selections as Kim Williams (Kingston, Jamaica) and Keyla Smith (Daytona Beach, Fla.).
Garnering first-team honors are men’s track and field athlete Javier Garcia-Tunon (Miami, Fla.) and women’s tennis player Sara Young (Jacksonville, Fla.).
Rounding out the Florida State honorees is men’s tennis player Jean-Yves Aubone (Miami, Fla.), who was placed on the third team.
The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award was created in 1992 by Black Issues In Higher Education when it established the list of undergraduate students of color who exemplified the standards set by Arthur Ashe Jr.
Each year the awards are presented to students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and are active on their college campus or in their community.
Florida State’s 2009 Honorees:
Javier Garcia-Tunon – Fall GPA: 3.94, Cumulative GPA: 3.99, Major: MBA
Sara Young – Fall GPA: 3.75, Cumulative GPA: 3.63, Major: Communications-Advertising
Jean-Yves Aubone – Fall GPA: 3.44, Cumulative GPA: 3.22, Major: Sport Management
Caila Coleman – Fall GPA: 3.38, Cumulative GPA: 3.45, Major: Double major in English and Spanish
Kim Williams – Fall GPA: 3.05, Cumulative GPA: 3.23, Major: Sport Management
Keyla Smith – Fall GPA: 3.88, Cumulative GPA: 3.31, Major: Graduate – Sports Administration