Women's basketball hoopster honored among Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars

April 30, 2007

FAIRFAX, Va. - Danielle Keenan, a junior and women's basketball player at The Evergreen State College was among those honored by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine's "Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars" awards. Keenan earned Honorable Mention in the Women's Basketball category.

Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr.'s commitment to education as well as his love for the game of tennis, Diverse established the awards in his honor. Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must exhibit academic excellence and community activism.

Keenan, who attended high school in Seattle, is currently studying business and cultural studies at Evergreen. She coordinates Umoja, an organization focusing on unifying students of color, promoting cultural activities and bringing guest speakers to campus. During the past basketball season, Keenan averaged 7.85 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

To be included in the nomination for the award, students must compete in an intercollegiate sport; maintain high academic standards and remain active on their campuses or in their communities.