Five Bearcats Named Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars

    GOBEARCATSDOTCOM Baseball star Josh Harrison is one of five Arthur Ashe Scholars from UC.
    Baseball star Josh Harrison is one of five Arthur Ashe Scholars from UC.
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    July 3, 2007

    Arthur Ashe Scholar Teams

    CINCINNATI---Five University of Cincinnati student-athletes, including a trio of first team selections, have been named Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars for the 2006-07 academic school year. The awards, named after the late tennis legend, honor minority student-athletes that excel not only in their respective sport, but in the classroom as well, while also being a positive figure in the community.

    Cincinnati's first team honorees include baseball player Josh Harrison, women's basketball student-assistant coach Bianca Roldan-Jarus and swimmer Elyse Perez. That threesome was joined by second team selections Hannah Hinton of the tennis team and track and field participant Dominique Davis.

    Harrison (Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton) enjoyed another strong campaign in his sophomore year as a Bearcat, earning second team all-region and all-BIG EAST accolades. He ranked among the conference leaders in multiple offensive categories, finishing the season with a .327 batting average, 17 doubles, nine home runs, 56 RBI and 21 stolen bases. Off the field, Harrison carries a 3.44 cumulative grade point average, while studying accounting. Harrison also serves his teammates as one of the baseball team representatives to UC's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

    Roldan-Jarus (Madrid, Spain/Residence Blume), a senior, made the transition to student assistant coach this season after suiting up for the UC women's basketball team the last two seasons. During the 2006-07 season, Roldan-Jarus helped the Bearcats to a 15-14 record and a berth in the BIG EAST Championship event. Away from hoops, Roldan-Jarus is a finance major holding a 3.83 GPA.

    Perez (Corpus Christi, Texas/Mary Carroll), a junior, swam in eight different events during the season for the Bearcats, qualifying for the BIG EAST Championship in the 1650 freestyle and the 200 backstroke. In the classroom, Perez has a 3.89 GPA in fashion design.

    Hinton (Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz) closed her collegiate career with a 17-13 overall record during the 2006-07 season, including a 16-9 record playing at No. 1 singles. Hinton's season highlight came at the Big Green Invitational, where she won four matches to advance to the singles final, defeating the No. 3 and No. 8 seeds along the way. Hinton graduated with a degree in communications from UC and carried a 3.78 GPA.

    Davis (Centerville, Ohio/Centerville), a junior, was the Bearcats' top performer in the 400 meters during the outdoor season, posting a team-best mark of 56.72. She tallied a second place finish in the event at the Southern Ohio Cup and ran the anchor leg of the school-record 4x400 meter relay team which posted a time of 3:48.08 at the All-Ohio Championships. During the indoor campaign, Davis was also part of the record-setting 4x400 team that set a mark of 3:48.25 at the BIG EAST Championships. Davis is a 3.55 student studying marketing.

    To be eligible to be named an Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar, student athletes must be a regular competitor in an intercollegiate sport, carry a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and be active either on their campus or in their community.