Barry

Two Nebraska student-athletes, Mohamed Barry (seen above) and Givon Washington, were named among the 10 national semifinalists for the Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Athlete of the Year Award.

Huskers Mohamed Barry and Givon Washington were named Thursday among the 10 semifinalists for the Arthur Ashe Jr. male athlete of the year award.

The Ashe Sports Scholar program recognizes outstanding minority men and women who have distinguished themselves in their academic and athletic pursuits.

Barry, an All-Big Ten honorable mention selection in football, led NU in tackles in back-to-back seasons.

Washington, a sprinter, helped the Husker men win the 1,600 relay at the Mark Colligan Memorial during the indoor season. He is a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team and a two-time Big Ten distinguished scholar.

Other semifinalists include: Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia (football); Aaron Boyd, Virginia Tech (swimming and diving); Talha Farooq, George Mason (wrestling); Uriel Garcia, Houston-Victoria (soccer); Jordan Holly, Murray State (baseball); Rayden Murata, Pacific (tennis); Dontelius Ross, Jackson State (basketball) and Matthias Schmid, Louisville (golf).


Nebraska football all-decade team

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