Hope College sophomore Jennifer Price of Battle Creek (Lakeview HS) has been honored through the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award program in track and field by the publication Black Issues in Higher Education.
The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards program recognizes student-athletes of color who have displayed significant accomplishment in athletics, academics and community service. The 2002 Arthur Ash Jr. Sports Scholar Award program recognizes men's and women's student-athletes in 19 sports.
A standout middle distance runner, Price has received honorable mention recognition in track and field. She is the two-time Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) champion in the 800-meter run and holds both the Hope (2:12.22) and conference (2:12.85) record in the event.
As a freshman she qualified for the NCAA Division III national championships posting the ninth fastest time among the competitors. She currently has the sixth fastest time in the nation as she seeks to qualify for the 2002 Division III nationals which will be held later this month.
She is pursuing a career in nursing and has a 3.31 cumulative grade point average. She is also active in campus organizations including the Phelps Scholar Program, Black Student Union, Gospel Choir, Symphonette and Upward Bound big sister/little sister program.
Founded in 1984, Black Issues in Higher Education is the nation's only news magazine dedicated exclusively to minority issues in higher education. Published bi-weekly, Black Issues brings in-depth and up-to-date coverage of the diverse education community, including African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans, as well as Americans with disbailities and women to every college and university in the United States.