Four Valpo Student-Athletes Receive Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Award
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

            Four Valparaiso University student-athletes received the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards as selected by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The award recognizes minority undergraduate students who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination.

            To be eligible for the honor, students have to be an intercollegiate athlete, maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average, and be active on their campus and in the community.

Earning the Arthur Ashe Jr. Awards are:

Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan [Sweden] H.S.), named to the Football First Team.  The sophomore defensive lineman has a 3.94 cumulative grade point average as an international business and finance major.

Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.), named to the Men’s Tennis Second Team for the second straight year.  He is a junior electrical engineering major carrying a 3.32 GPA.

Windy Santa Cruz (Fall Creek, Wis./Fall Creek H.S.), named to the Women’s Track and Field First Team.  The sophomore has a 3.89 cumulative GPA as a chemistry major. 

Angie Porche’ (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South H.S.), named to the Volleyball Second team. The sophomore psychology major has a 3.61 grade point average.