June 26, 2009
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena's Steven Priestley, Lauren Moy and Stacie Sueda were named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.
"Diverse: Issues in Higher Education established the Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination. The awards were inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr.'s commitment to education as well as his love for the game."
Priestley (Baldwin, N.Y./Uniondale), a sophomore, was selected to the Sports Scholars Men's Basketball Second Team. He has a 3.13 cumulative GPA in economics. Priestley played in 15 games this season and averaged 1.1 rebounds and 0.5 points per game. He has won a MAAC Championship in each of his two years at Siena.
Moy (Encino, Calif./Harvard-Westlake), a sophomore, was named to the Sports Scholars Women's Tennis Third Team. She owns a 3.51 cumulative GPA in biology and was named Leo Dufort Student-Athlete of the Month for April and selected to the MAAC All-Academic Team. Moy finished the season with a 3-9 singles record and 5-8 in doubles, for which she earned All-MAAC Second Team honors.
Sueda (Honolulu, Hawaii/Hawaii Baptist Academy), a junior, earned a spot on the Sports Scholars Softball Third Team. She has a 3.4 cumulative GPA in biology and had a perfect 4.0 in the fall semester, helping earn a spot on the MAAC All-Academic Team. Sueda started 14 of 30 games played and batted .282 this past season.