BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University nominated both Ben Harris of the men's soccer team and Tristyn Lozano of the women's volleyball team for the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award. Lozano earned first team recognition was selected the sport winner for women's volleyball while Harris garnered second team honors.
Lozano had a great season for the Tornado, earning third team All-Conference Carolinas honors. The junior also earned academic all-conference recognition for the first time. On October 24 she was selected Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Player of the Week.
The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native carries a 3.64 GPA while majoring in Business – Sports Management. Lozano has been on the Dean's List as well as the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll and earned the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award in 2018.
Harris earned second team honors for men's soccer following a solid senior campaign. He helped lead the Tornado to their first home game in the Conference Carolinas Men's Soccer Championship, and their first win as King topped Lees-McRae College in the quarterfinals. The Clemmons Village, N.C., native has twice been named to the D2ADA Academic Achievement Award list, and academic All-Conference Carolinas. He carried a 3.65 GPA while majoring in Business, Marketing and Economics.
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education sponsors the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards to honor undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field. 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. In addition to their athletic ability and academic performance, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars demonstrate a commitment to community service and student leadership.
In 1992, Black Issues In Higher Education magazine, now Diverse, established the Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who exemplify the standards set by tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr.
A scholar and athlete, Ashe sought to expand opportunities for young people. Each year Diverse invites every postsecondary institution in the country to participate in this awards program by nominating their outstanding sports scholars. In addition to their athletic ability, students named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must exhibit academic excellence as well as community activism.