Erik Suh '16 Named Arthur Ashe Jr. Athlete of the Year Semifinalist

St. Margaret’s alumnus Erik Suh ‘16 has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the prestigious Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Athlete of the Year.

The award, established by Diverse Magazine, honors minority scholar-athletes who excel in their athletic pursuits, maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5, are at least a sophomore academically, and have been active on their campuses or in their communities. Of the 1,000 scholar athletes nominated, one male and one female athlete will be selected Sports Scholar of the Year.

Past Ashe scholars include Baylor University’s Robert Griffin III (2011); the University of Tennessee’s Kara Lawson (2003); San Diego State University’s Marshall Faulk (1993); and Stanford University’s Simone Manuel (2017).

Suh, a member of St. Margaret's U.S. Lacrosse Southern Section Championship teams in 2013 and 2016, has won 40 faceoffs over two-plus seasons at St. John's University. In the classroom, Suh maintains a 3.968 GPA in working towards a combined BS/MBA in finance, enrolled in the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society since 2018 and has been a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team throughout his time at the university and has also been appointed to the Dean's List in 2016-2017 and 2017-2018.

The male and female Sports Scholar of the Year, as well as the entire class of 2019 Ashe scholars, will be featured in the April 4, 2019, edition of the Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine.
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