Six from Xavier are Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars
For immediate release . . . May 10, 2007
NEW ORLEANS — Six Xavier University of Louisiana student-athletes have been
honored as Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars for their athletic and academic accomplishments.
The recipients are:
• Thomas Fugate, men's tennis first team, senior biology and premedicine major from
Fairport, N.Y. (Fairport High School)
• Sheronda Nash, women's basketball first team, senior engineering major from
Montgomery, Ala. (Booker T. Washington High School)
• Terry Richardson, men's tennis second team, junior biology and premedicine
major from Ellenwood, Ga. (Stockbridge High School)
• Kelechi Okoroha, men's basketball third team, junior biology and premedicine
major from Missouri City, Texas (Dulles High School).
• Alexandra Broussard, women's tennis fourth team, sophomore psychology and
premedicine major from Columbus, Ohio (Bishop Watterson High School).
• Vyaisha Moss, women's basketball fourth team, senior computer science major
from Baton Rouge, La. (Christian Life Academy)
In 2005 Nash was a first-team selection, and Fugate made the second team. Xavier
did not compete in 2005-06 because of the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
The awards are given to student-athletes of color who have a cumulative grade-point
average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale through the fall 2006 semester. The
student-athletes must have completed one full academic year at the nominating
institution, must be an active member of an intercollegiate team during the
2006-07 academic year, and must have a record of service to the campus or community.