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LAVC Athlete Sydney Hua Named a 2016 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar

Sydney Hua on the LAVC Women's Basketball team was recognized as a 2016 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine. She is the only CA community college student athlete that was honored for her excellence in the classroom as well as on the athletic field.

LAVC Athlete Sydney Hua Named a 2016 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Magazine has honored Sydney Hua of LAVC's Women's Basketball team as a 2016 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar. She was named to its second team for women's basketball, and is the only student athlete from a California Community College to be recognized.

Approximately 1,000 male and female students from across the country were nominated for the award based on their athletic ability, academic performance, community service and student leadership. Only a handful of community college students who were recognized across the country. 

Sydney is a sophomore, and holds 4.0 GPA for Fall 2016 and a 3.91 cumulative GPA.

The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholarship honors undergraduate students of color who excel in the classroom as well as on the athletic field. The award was inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe, Jr.'s commitment to education as well as his love for the game of tennis. U.S. colleges and universities are invited to participate in this annual awards program by nominating their outstanding sports scholars. To be included, students have to compete in an intercollegiate sport; maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.2; and be active on their campuses or in their communities. 

The list of 2016 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars named by Diverse Issues of Higher Education was published in its April 21 issue. To view the 2016 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars online list.

The LAVC Women's Basketball Team is one of 10 intercollegiate athletic teams in the LAVC Athletics Department. This year, the team finished its Spring 2016 season of conference play in second place. For more information about Monarch Athletics, visit the LAVC Athletics Department Web page.

Congratulations Sydney!

 




Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 5/25/2016 5:00:12 PM