Eight Rebels Named 2018 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars

May 10, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. – Eight Rebels have earned Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar honors for the 2018 season.

Those Rebels are: Hannah Christen (First-Team, women’s track), Arianne Hartono (First-Team, women’s tennis), Kylan Becker (Second-Team, softball), Bry Castro (Third-Team, softball), Gabby Little (Third-Team, soccer), Shandricka Sessom (Fourth-Team, women’s basketball, Kaira Simmons (Fourth-Team, women’s track) and Kendall Chavarria (Honorable Mention, women’s track).


To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must compete in an intercollegiate sport, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2, be at least a sophomore in academic standing, and be active on their campuses and in their communities.


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.


2018 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars
Hannah Christen – Women’s Track, First-Team

Arianne Hartono – Women’s Tennis, First-Team

Kylan Becker – Softball, Second-Team
Bry Castro – Softball, Third-Team
Gabby Little – Soccer, Third-Team

Shandricka Sessom – Women’s Basketball, Fourth-Team
Kaira Simmons – Women’s Track, Fourth-Team
Kendall Chavarria – Women’s Track, Honorable Mention


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Ole Miss Student-Athlete Development Mission

The mission of the Ole Miss Student-Athlete Development program is to challenge student-athletes to be lifelong learners while pursuing continuous improvement academically, socially, personally and professionally during and beyond their careers as student-athletes.

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