Kedron Sowells Wins Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award

Oct. 1, 2014

Kedron Sowells, junior sprinter for the North Texas track team, has won the Arthur Ashe Jr Sports Scholar Award.

Arthur Ashe, a tennis legend known for his dedication to both athletics and academia. Arthur Ashe Jr. graduated from UCLA and went on to be the first black athlete to win titles at the Wimbledon, US Open and the Australian Open. The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award is so named for him because of Ashe’s dedication to both academics and athletics.

This prestigious award is given to student athletes who excel in academics and athletics. Sowells was one of 563 student athletes across the country that received this award. He was picked for his dedication to his community, his sport, and his classes.

Kedron is a junior pre-med kinesiology major at North Texas and captain of the sprint team. He is also President of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC). Last year, Kedron won the Conference USA Spirit Award and was on the Conference USA commissioners honor role. He was part of the 6th-place C-USA Championship 4X100-meter team and had a personal best 100-meter time of 10.60, which earned him sixteenth place at the Longhorn Invite.



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