Chaves Receives Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award

MIla Chaves was a recent recipient of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award.
MIla Chaves was a recent recipient of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award.
May 3, 2018

SAN DIEGO – San Diego State women’s golf standout Mila Chaves received the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award, which is presented to student-athletes of color who exhibit academic excellence and community activism.

To be eligible for this honor, candidates must compete in an intercollegiate sport, maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.20, and be active on their campuses or in their communities.

Chaves, who sports a 3.51 GPA in finance at SDSU, became the Aztecs’ second straight medalist at the Mountain West Championship last month after firing a 3-under-par 213 to claim her first individual title as a collegian.

Overall, Chaves leads SDSU with eight rounds at or below par, featuring a season-best 69 on the second day of the MW Championship, and ranks second on the team with a 75.68 scoring average.

In addition to her triumph at the MW tournament, Chaves was the Scarlet and Black’s top finisher at the Windy City Collegiate Classic last October and was the squad's No. 2 golfer in three other events. For her efforts, the Asunción, Paraguay, native garnered second-team all-conference accolades for the second time in her career.

Chaves and the Aztecs will be back in action next week when they compete in the NCAA San Francisco Regional, May 7-9, at TPC Harding Park Golf Course.

The publication Diverse: Issues In Higher Education sponsors the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards to honor undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field. Inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe, Jr.'s commitment to education as well as his love for the game of tennis, U.S. colleges and universities are invited to participate in this annual awards program by nominating their outstanding sports scholars. In addition to their athletic ability and academic performance, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars demonstrate a commitment to community service and student leadership.

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