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FOUR ODU STUDENT ATHLETES SELECTED TO ARTHUR ASHE, JR. ALL SCHOLAR TEAMS

Tish Lyons (Women's Basketball), Heather Jones (Women's Soccer ), Stan Guerrero (Golf), and Henrique Cancado (Men's Tennis) have been selected to the 13th annual Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sports Scholar teams as announced by Diverse Education.com. These honors are awarded to outstanding student-athletes of color from the nation's colleges and universities.

Tish Lyons (Newport, News, Va.) started 30 of 31 games for the Lady Monarchs, leading them to their 15th straight CAA championship and the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Lyons averaged 9.6 points per game and shot .443 from the floor. She ranked ninth in the CAA in field goal percentage. Lyons carries a 3.40 grade point average in biology/pre-med, and was selected to the CAA's All-Scholar team.

Heather Jones (Waldorf, MD.) helped anchor the Lady Monarch soccer team's defense in ODU's 12-7-1 season. She started all 20 games and ODU registered five shutouts on the season. She carries a 3.24 grade point average in criminal justice.

Stan Guerrero (Tijuana, Mexico) recorded three top 20 performances this year. He took tenth at the Joe Agee tournament, 17th at the ODU/Seascape and 19th at Wofford this season. Guerrero carries a 3.63 grade point average in finance.

Henrique Cancado (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) earned second team All-CAA honors both in singles and doubles. The junior has a 25-9 singles record and 20-9 doubles mark, and helped lead ODU to the CAA Championship match and a school record of 23-9 along with a top 50 national ranking. Cancado carries a 3.60 grade point average in information technology.

This article was posted on: May 3, 2006

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