Coppin State Taylor Named Baseball’s Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar of The Year


MEAC Sports Media



MEAC Sports Media


FAIRFAX, Va. – Coppin State’s Jahmon Taylor has been named the 2019 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year for the sport of baseball, it was announced earlier this spring. The awards, presented annually by the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Educationsince 1992, honor student-athletes exemplifying the highest standards of scholarship, athleticism and humanitarianism.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education considered nearly 1,000 nominations in 39 sports before handing out the honors named after tennis great Arthur Ashe, Jr. Nominees for the award must be at least a sophomore academically, maintain a 3.5 or better cumulative GPA and be active on campus and in their community.

A senior from Altamonte Springs, Fla., Taylor accumulated a 3.64 GPA in sport management, is a three-time MEAC All-Academic Team award recipient, and last season received Coppin’s highest athletic award of the President’s Eagle Award which goes to the student-athlete who exemplifies success on and off the field, as well as giving back to the community.

On the field, Taylor was a Second Team All-MEAC honoree in 2018 after leading the conference with a 2.66 ERA which is the best in Coppin State single-season history, to go with a 6-4 record.  He also struck out a league-best 81 batters, the second-most in school-history, in just 71 innings of work and held batters to a .221 batting average.

In his career, Taylor ranks second in school-history in appearances (61) and strikeouts (203), fourth in innings pitched (208.1), fifth in victories (10) and seventh in games started (27).

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