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DCSAA AND UNITED BANK HONOR STUDENT-ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM WINNERS

By Josh Barr, 06/07/22, 5:00PM EDT

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5 Students-Athletes to receive $5,000 Scholarship for Continuing Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2022 

DCSAA AND UNITED BANK HONOR
STUDENT-ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP

PROGRAM WINNERS 

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DC State Athletic Association and United Bank are proud to proud to present five District high school senior student-athletes with $5,000 scholarships as part of the DCSAA United Bank Scholarship Program. 

This year’s recipients are: 

  • Quinn Clark, Gonzaga College High School 
  • Riley Frey, Jackson-Reed High School 
  • Daequan Harvin, Dunbar Senior High School 
  • Amah Ogechukwu, McKinley Tech High School 
  • Austin Rios-Colon, St. John’s College High School 

“We are thrilled to be able to present this impressive collection of student-athletes with this scholarship and help them take the next step of their journey,” DCSAA Executive Director Kenny Owens said. “We are especially thankful for our longterm partner in the scholarship program, United Bank, which continues to demonstrate its commitment to the community by supporting this program.” 

This year’s scholarship recipients represent a wide swath of the District and come from different sports: 

  • Clark, a basketball player, plans to play at New York University. He is the recipient of the first-ever Clark Ray Award, named in honor of the DCSAA's first executive director and presented to the student-athlete who best embodies Clark's commitment to academics, leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship. 
  • Frey, who captained the Jackson-Reed Ultimate Frisbee team to the DCSAA championship this spring, plans to attend Brown University.  
  • Harvin, who played running back on the Dunbar football team and competed on the track team, will attend George Mason University.  
  • Ogechukwu, who placed second in the girls’ long jump at the recent DCSAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, will attend Alabama A&M University.  
  • Rios-Colon, the DCSAA champion in the boys’ 800-meter run, will continue his athletic career at Columbia University. 

“Our commitment to making an impact in the communities where we live and work is a central part of United Bank’s mission,” United Bankshares, Inc. CEO Rick Adams said. “United Bank is a strong supporter of education, and we are proud to support these talented students on their path towards achieving their goals." 

To learn more about the District of Columbia State Athletic Association, please visit www.dcsaasports.org.  

CONTACT: Josh Barr, josh.barr@dc.gov 

 

About the District of Columbia State Athletic Association  

The District of Columbia State Academic Association has served District of Columbia public schools, public charter schools, and independent private and parochial schools since 2012. Studies regularly show that students who participate in extracurricular activities generally are better prepared to succeed beyond high school and under DCSAA guidance, student-athlete participation has risen 44 percent. DCSAA empowers its membership to share knowledge and best practices in order to help student-athletes achieve their goals through athletic programming and valuable academic and personal learning experiences.

 

Josh Barr | Communications 

District of Columbia State Athletic Association

Cell: 202.309.5021

josh.barr@dc.gov | dcsaasports.org