St. Edward's University basketball players receive 2001 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Awards
For the second consecutive year, two St. Edward's University basketball guards, Ryan Flores, '02, of McAllen, Texas, and Benjamin Lyman, '01, of Kyle, Texas, were named 2001 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholars Awardees by Black Issues in Higher Education (April 26, 2001). Flores was named to the first team and Lyman named to the second team.
Named after the famous tennis professional Arthur Ashe, the award recognizes both athletic and scholastic achievement among university and college athletes. Ashe, the first African American ever selected for the U.S. Davis Cup team (1963), was an advocate for the teaming of athletic prowess and academic accomplishments.
Lyman, a graduate of Austin's Bowie High School, is an economics major and Flores, a graduate of McAllen's James "Nikki" Rowe High School, is a biology major.
St. Edward's University is an independent Catholic liberal arts university of 3,800 students in Austin.