June 20, 2001
TUCSON, Ariz. - Two University of Arizona student-athletes were named 2001 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, it was announced by Black Issues in Higher Education. Men's basketball player Eugene Edgerson and women's track and field athlete Brianna Glenn were each recognized for outstanding achievements during the 2000-01 academic year.
Edgerson, a 6-foot-6, 237-pound forward from New Orleans, La., was named to the men's basketball first team. A graduate student in Teaching and Teacher Education, Edgerson carries a 4.00 cumulative grade point average. A tri-captain for the Wildcats this season, Edgerson averaged 4.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 34 games, while shooting 57.6 percent from the floor. He helped the squad advance to the National Championship game in the NCAA Tournament by averaging 5.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and shooting 71.4 percent from the floor in six tournament games. He is the first player in Arizona to appear in two NCAA Final Fours.
Glenn, a junior from LaMirada, Calif., was a second team selection in women's track and field. A marketing major with a 3.52 grade point average, Glenn won the 100-meter (11.39) and 200-meter (23.26) titles at the Pac-10 Championships, and placed third in the long jump (6.06m/19-10 3/4). At the NCAA Championships, she went on to capture the 200-meter (22.92w) and long jump (6.56m/21-6 1/4) titles, and placed third in the 100 meters (11.21w). Glenn was the only female athlete to win two individual titles at the meet, and she became the first woman in NCAA track and field history to win the long jump and a sprint event. She earned Pac-10 women's track and field Athlete-of-the-Year honors for her efforts
Since 1992, Black Issues in Higher Education has honored undergraduate student-athletes who exemplify the standards set by tennis great Arthur Ashe Jr. To be included, student-athletes have to compete in an intercollegiate sport, maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 and be active on their campuses or in their communities.