||Southern Illinois University Edwardsville|
Track and Field
Women's SIUE Track and Field|
May 5, 2005|
SIUE's Shegog Earns
Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Shevon Shegog (Anchorage, Alaska), a senior student-athlete on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville women's track and field team, has been honored as a third team women's track and field member of the 2005 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards.
Shegog appeared in the April 7, 2005, issue of Black Issues in Higher Education. She is a mass communications major and will be graduating this spring.
The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award was established to honor undergraduate students of color who have excelled in the classroom and on the playing field. Inspired by the tennis legend, students included on the list must have competed in an intercollegiate sport, maintained a grade-point average of at least 3.2 and have been active on campus or in their community.
Shegog is the SIUE record holder in the indoor 200 meters, as well as a member of the school-record 1,600-meter indoor relay. Shegog will be competing this weekend at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships in four events for the Cougars, including 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, and the javelin.