RUSTON – Louisiana Tech senior forward Kathryn Sloan has been recognized as a 2017 Athur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar in women’s soccer for her outstanding academic and athletic achievement.
Sloan was one of 26 student-athletes from across the country in all divisions to be selected first team.
Academically, the Kansas City, Missouri native has a perfect 4.0 grade point average and will graduate this spring with a degree in communication arts and design.
This past fall, she was named the CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year for Division I women’s soccer, becoming the first student-athlete in LA Tech history to receive this prestigious honor. She has also been a four-time recipient of the Commissioner’s Academic Medal as well as a three-time Conference USA All-Academic First Team honoree.
The striker was equally as impressive on the pitch during her four years as a Lady Techster. She helped compile an overall record of 48-30-6 while leading the team to three straight C-USA Tournament appearances despite being picked each year in the preseason to finish towards the bottom of the league.
Sloan’s name can be seen throughout the LA Tech record book. She is the Lady Techsters’ all-time career leader in almost every statistical category – points (89), goals (36), shots (231) shots on goal (120) and game-winning goals (13).
She led the team in scoring all four years, including this past year when she became the first Lady Techster to be named First Team All-Conference USA (was a second team honoree in previous two seasons).
In addition to her athletic ability and academic performance, Sloan has demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and student leadership while at LA Tech.
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education sponsors the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards, inspired by tennis legend Arthur Ashe, Jr.’s commitment to education as well as his love for the game of tennis.
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