Four Valpo Student-Athletes Receive Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Award
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Windy Santa Cruz was one of four Crusaders to earn the honor.
Windy Santa Cruz was one of four Crusaders to earn the honor.

            Four Valparaiso University student-athletes received the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards as selected by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The award recognizes minority undergraduate students who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination.

            To be eligible for the honor, students have to be an intercollegiate athlete, maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average, and be active on their campus and in the community.



Earning the Arthur Ashe Jr. Awards are:

Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan [Sweden] H.S.), named to the Football First Team.  The sophomore defensive lineman has a 3.94 cumulative grade point average as an international business and finance major.

Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.), named to the Men’s Tennis Second Team for the second straight year.  He is a junior electrical engineering major carrying a 3.32 GPA.

Windy Santa Cruz (Fall Creek, Wis./Fall Creek H.S.), named to the Women’s Track and Field First Team.  The sophomore has a 3.89 cumulative GPA as a chemistry major. 

Angie Porche’ (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South H.S.), named to the Volleyball Second team. The sophomore psychology major has a 3.61 grade point average.