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Eleven Bruins Named Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars
By: UCLA Athletics

Aug. 8, 2009

Eleven UCLA Bruins have been named 2009 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars. Diverse: Issues In Higher Education established the award in 1992 to honor undergraduate students who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination. In addition to athletic ability, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars must exhibit academic excellence and community activism. To be included, students must compete in an intercollegiate sport, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and be active on their campuses on in their communities.

Ashe earned All-America honors at UCLA and was te first African American to win the NCAA singles title.

Four Bruins - Allison Taka of the women's basketball team, Tiffany Joh from women's golf and Mizuki Sato and Nicole Tom, both from the women's gymnastics squad - were named to the first team. Five Bruins were named to the second team, one to the third team and one was honorable mention.

Here is the complete list of UCLA student-athletes honored:

Student-Athlete, Class, Cumulative GPA, Major, Sport
First Team

Allison Taka, Jr., 3.72 gpa, Sociology, Women's Basketball
Mizuki Sato, So., 3.34 gpa, Physiological Science, Women's Gymnastics
Nicole Tom, So., 3.28 gpa, Physiological Science, Women's Gymnastics
Tiffany Joh, Sr., 3.44 gpa, History, Women's Golf

Second Team
Maria Uribe, So., 3.36 gpa, History, Women's Golf
Glory Yang, So., 3.33 gpa, Pre-Business Economics, Women's Golf
Lauen Hall, So., 3.41 gpa, Undeclared, Women's Swimming
Marisa Samaniego, Sr., 3.20 gpa, History, Women's Swimming
Marco Anzures, Jr., 3.40 gpa, History, Men's Track & Field

Third Team
Erica Tukiainen, Jr., 3.39 gpa, French, Women's Basketball

Honorable Mention
Tori Pena, Jr., 3.21 gpa, International Development, Women's Track & Field

EVENT INFORMATION
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Monday, Feb 29
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 01
vs. Bruin Wave ...
San Luis Obispo, CA
1st (+4, 868)
Monday, Mar 21
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Story
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Story
Wednesday, Mar 23
vs. SDSU March Mayhem at ...
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
3rd in Match Play
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
1st (-2, 286)
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
Story
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Liz Murphey ...
Athens, GA
2nd in Match Play
Friday, Apr 08
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Story
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
Story
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. PING/ASU ...
Tempe, AZ
1st (-12, 852)
Monday, Apr 18
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Story
Tuesday, Apr 19
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
Story
Wednesday, Apr 20
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Pleasanton, CA
2nd (-15, 849)
Thursday, May 05
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Story
Friday, May 06
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
Story
Saturday, May 07
vs. NCAA Regionals
Bryan, TX
3rd (+1, 865)
Friday, May 20
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Saturday, May 21
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Sunday, May 22
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
Story
Monday, May 23
vs. NCAA Championships
Eugene, OR
1st (-8, 1,144)
Tuesday, May 24
vs. Oregon
Eugene, OR
Won 4-0-1
Tuesday, May 24
vs. Washington
Eugene, OR
Lost 3-1-1
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