Softball's Elana Meyers Named Arthur Ashe Jr. 2005 Sports Scholar
April 14, 2005
WASHINGTON, DC - George Washington University sophomore Elana Meyers (Douglasville, GA/Lithia Springs) has been named an Arthur Ashe Jr. 2005 Softball First-Team Sports Scholar, as announced by Black Issues in Higher Education. The Sports Scholar Awards, inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr., honor undergraduate students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination.
Meyers, who currently leads the Colonials with a .360 batting average, 32 hits, 19 runs scored, four triples and 16 stolen bases, is one of nine members on the Softball Sports Scholar First Team. Meyers, an exercise science major and GW's starting shortstop, finished with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the Fall 2004 semester and boasts a cumulative GPA of 3.92.
"Elana Meyers defines the word `student-athlete'," GW softball head coach JoAnne Ferguson said. "She has exceptional athletic talent and an outstanding dedication to her academics, to The George Washington University and to this community. Elana certainly has her priorities in the correct order and we congratulate her on receiving this prestigious award."
In order to earn Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar honors, students must compete in an intercollegiate sport, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and be active on their campuses or in their communities. Black Issues in Higher Education honors student-athletes in 15 women's sports and 11 men's sports.
The Colonials (8-20, 3-3 A-10) are back in action on Saturday, April 16, when they host Dayton in an Atlantic 10 Conference doubleheader at 12:00 p.m. at the GW-Mount Vernon Softball Field (2100 Foxhall Rd., NW).Arthur Ashe Jr. 2005 Softball First-Team Sports Scholar Athletes
Alexis Garcia, Texas
Lenore Heron, Norfolk State
Elana Meyers, GW
Stephanie Nicholson, Oklahoma State
Lindsay Norfleet, Florida
Koko Tacha, Nebraska
Tracie Uchima, Hawaii
Vanessa Werner, Santa Clara
Janiva Willis, Winthrop