Fourteen Named Ashe Scholars

Derry, Mowery, Peart and Yu named first-team Ashe winners

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fourteen Vanderbilt student-athletes garnered added recognition as 2020 Arthur Ashe Jr. honorees in the latest issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, the publication announced on Thursday.

Four Vanderbilt student-athletes from the 2019-20 academic year – Kendall Derry (women’s track/cross country), Lucas Mowery (men’s track/cross country), Caleb Peart (football) and Louise Yu (women’s golf) garnered first-team Arthur Ashe Jr. accolades.

Vanderbilt’s latest honorees were awarded first-, second-, third- or fourth-team honors within their respective sports. The newly recognized Commodores are as follows:

First Team
Caleb Peart (football) 
Lucas Mowery (men’s cross country)
Kendall Derry (women’s track/cross country)
Louise Yu (women’s golf)

Second Team
Hanako Batt (swimming)
Lara Hernandez-Tome (swimming)
Nia Dorsey (soccer)
Cameron Robinson (football)
Sara Tsai (women’s track/cross country)
Anna Wallace (women’s track/cross country)

Third Team
Leila Azari (soccer)
Colin Anderson (football)

Fourth Team
Gillian Mortimer (women’s track/cross country)
Jacqueline Pinon (women’s track/cross country)

The annual Ashe Award recognizes outstanding minority young men and women who have distinguished themselves in their academic and athletic pursuits. Alongside athletic accomplishments, students named 2020 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5, achieve at least a sophomore standing academically and be active on their campuses or in their communities.