WCU junior All-American women’s rugby standout Juah Toe was named a semifinalist and a sport winner for the Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sport Scholar Award. The awards are presented by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine.
Toe, who was also named a National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) honorable mention All-American in March, is the first West Chester University student-athlete to be named a semifinalist and sport winner for the Arthur Ashe honor.
An Honors College psychology major from York, PA, Toe boasts a cumulative grade-point average of 3.907. She is sports and recreation director for the Honors Student Association and has helped establish recreational programs for children in Pennsylvania to enhance their physical activity and build teamwork.
The primary focus of her community service and fundraising endeavors revolve around South African organizations that provide after-school programs for children and assistance with homework. In addition, she led a campus “The World Needs More Love Letters” project where people hand-write letters to individuals around the world who are in need of motivation or a kind word during a rough patch in their lives.
Toe scored 15 points on three trys during the fall season in which West Chester finished 4-4. She is currently competing with the Rugby 7s team during the spring season.
Since 1992, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education) has honored the legacy of scholar-athlete Arthur Ashe, Jr. by selecting top scholar-athletes from among the students submitted by their institutions.
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