FAIRFAX, Va. — Newberry College rising senior wrestler Jared Holliday has been named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar as announced by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine recently.
Holliday adds to an impressive list of accolades as he enters his final season in the scarlet and gray. He finished in sixth place in the 184 pound weight class at the NCAA Division II National Tournament for All-American honors. He was also a CoSIDA/Capital One second team Academic All-America.
He set the Newberry single-season record for pins with 19 and had a 41-13 overall record along with championships at The Citadel and King Opens.
Holliday has twice been named to the National Wrestling Coaches’ Association All-Academic team as well. The Vice President of Phi Beta Lambda, Holliday has been on the Newberry Dean’s List four of his six terms at Newberry College. An International Business major, Holliday is a regular volunteer at the Newberry County Literacy Council and Newberry Adult Education Center as a teacher of English as a second language. Holliday is also double minoring in accounting and Spanish.
Holliday is one of only two wrestlers on the Ashe Sports Scholar listing, joined by Oklahoma State’s Thomas Diaz.
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 community activism.