Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars 2013 FEMALE FINALISTS

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars 2013 FEMALE FINALISTS

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Kastine Evans has seen action in 69 career games with 46 starts on the University of Kentucky's women's basketball team. She is second on the team in three-point field goal percentage (.366) and 12th in steals in the SEC (1.7 spg). Evans was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 and 2012, the SEC Freshman Honor Roll and overall Honor Roll for the 2011-12 school year. She is also a 2012 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar. She has served as a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee representative since 201 1.

As a member of North Carolina State University's women's basketball team, Kody Burke set an N.C. State record with 1.7 blocks per game, tying for 16th in ACC history. She is fourth in school history with 157 career blocks. She was named to the 2012-13 AllACC Academic Team for Women's Basketball and is a third-team Academic All- American in both 2012 and 2013. Burke has more than 1,000 career points and nearly 600 rebounds. She has been on the dean's list every semester and has won numerous awards for her scholarship at N.C. State.

Shayla Bivins has played in 24 career games, averaging 0.4 points and 1.3 rebounds for Georgia Tech's women's basketball team. She has been on the dean's list for 10 consecutive semesters. She is also a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll, Delta Iota Epsilon Honor Society. She also served as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board and served as the Student Government Association's Athletic Association Representative and a member of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association Board of Trustees.

Benedict College's Monique Weathers averaged 9.0 points per game, thirdhighest on the team in her senior season with the Tigers. She led the team with 62 3-pointers made and also shot a team best 76.6 percent from the free throw line. Weathers was named to the SIAC Tournament All-Tournament Team. She is also a dean's list scholar and a member of the school's student-athlete advisoiy committee.

Ta'Kenya Nixon has scored 1,760 career points as a member of Eastern Illinois University's women's basketball team, third in school history. She is also third in career steals (259) and career assists (585). …

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