Mabra wins national honor
Capping off his final season with the Kenyon tennis team, senior Josh Mabra was recently named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, a national honor reserved for undergraduate students of color who have set high standards in both academics and athletics.
Mabra's name, along with the names of the other national sports scholars, appeared in the April 7 issue of Black Issues in Higher Education, a biweekly publication that initiated the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar program in 1995. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must have a minimum 3.2 grade point average, must excel in their sports, and must exhibit significant community activism.
Mabra, who was also recently named to the 2005 All-North Coast Athletic Conference team, helped the Lords to a 16-6 record, a fourth straight conference crown, and a fourth straight appearance in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III championship tournament. He concluded the 2005 campaign with a 12-6 mark in singles competition and a 7-4 mark in doubles competition.
An anthropology major who will graduate with high honors, Mabra has maintained a 3.8 grade point average. He has earned Kenyon's African American Achievement Scholarship and was presented with the National Urban League's African American Achievers award. Mabra is a member of Vote Ohio and the Kenyon Multicultural Task Force. He has also worked as an Arabic teaching assistant and language tutor, and has been nominated for a Fulbright Research Fellowship.