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12 Hartnell College Students Nominated as Outstanding Sports Scholars

March 22nd, 2003

Twelve students of color at Hartnell College have been nominated as outstanding sports scholars by the college.

Black Issues in Higher Education - a national publication - established the sports scholars awards to honor undergraduate students of color throughout the United States who have been very successful both academically and athletically, according to Ruth McMullen, Hartnell's director of counseling.

The awards, she said, were inspired by tennis legend Arthus Ashe Jr.'s commitment to education as well as his love for the game of tennis.

Nominees for the awards must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher, have completed one full academic year, and be active members of a Hartnell intercollegiate team during the 2004-05 academic year, according to McMullen.

We are very proud of our Arthur Ashe scholar-athletes,” said McMullen, and we applaud them for the academic and athletic achievements.”

Below are the 12 students listed by city of residence. Other information included is their sport and high school.

Yuriana Corona, soccer, North Salinas High School;
Yury DeSantos, soccer, North Salinas High School;
Laura Jimenez, softball, Salinas High School;
Denise Gutierrez, soccer, Alisal High School;
Enrique Luna, football, Salinas High School;
James Marquez, football, Alisal High School;
America Medina, soccer, high school in Mexico;
Cynthia Padilla, cross country/track, North Salinas High School;
Nicole White, basketball, North Salinas High School.
Jose Tamayo, soccer, Greenfield High School.
Ruben Rodriguez, cross country, San Benito High School.
Jose Morales, cross country/track, King City High School.
For more information, contact Ruth McMullen at (831) 755-6731.