Four Butler Athletes Named 2008 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars

Four Butler Athletes Named 2008 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars

June 16, 2008

Butler student-athletes Alex Anglin, Spencer Summerville, Crystal Wright and Valerie Vinluan have been named recipients of a 2008 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award. The award was established by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education to honor students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination.

Anglin, a member of Butler's nationally-ranked men's basketball team, completed his sophomore year with a 3.51 grade point average as an exploratory business major. Summerville, a top football performer for the Bulldogs, finished his second year with a 3.39 GPA in secondary education. Wright, a senior on Butler's women's soccer team, compiled a 3.50 GPA in elementary education, while Vinluan, a sophomore on the women's tennis team, had a 3.78 GPA in communication disorders.

All four were recognized in the May issue of Diverse.

To be considered for the award, student-athletes of color must compete in an intercollegiate sport, maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) and be active on their campuses or in their communities.