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By DCSAA Staff , 05/19/23, 4:00PM EDT





WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DC State Athletic Association and United Bank are 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: 

  • Rhyan Baldwin, Benjamin Banneker High School 
  • Alexandra “Sophie” Mattheus, St. John’s College High School 
  • Jamal Mungo Jr., Archbishop Carroll High School 
  • Kadin Nuri, DC International School 
  • Saul Villatoro, Cardozo Education Campus 

“What an amazing group of student-athletes!” DCSAA Executive Director Kenny Owens said. “The DCSAA and United Bank are excited to recognize their success and look forward to contributing to the start of the next step of their journey. We are very appreciative of our longterm partner in the scholarship program, United Bank, which continues to show 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: 

  • Baldwin, who played point guard and captained the Banneker girls basketball team, will attend Towson University.  
  • Mattheus, who placed second in the girls 800-meter run at the recent DCSAA Indoor Track and Field Championship, captained the St. John’s girls cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field teams. She will attend the University of Maryland, College Park. Mattheus is the recipient of the 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.  
  • Mungo Jr., who played running back on the Archbishop Carroll football team is a Jim Vance Scholar and Monk Malloy Scholarship recipient, will attend Morehouse College.  
  • Nuri, a basketball, soccer, track and field and ultimate frisbee player, will attend the University of Southern California.  
  • Villatoro, who played soccer on the Cardozo soccer team, will attend George Mason University. 

“United Bank remains committed to making an impact in the communities where we live and work,” United Bankshares, Inc. CEO Richard M. Adams said. “This is a core piece of United Bank’s mission. United Bank is a strong supporter of education, and we are proud to help these talented students on their path towards achieving their goals." 

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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. 


About United Bank 

United Bank is a premier community bank headquartered in Greater Washington, D.C. A subsidiary of United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI), United has consolidated assets of approximately $30 billion with nearly 250 offices located throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Georgia, as well as Washington, D.C., where it is the largest community bank headquartered in the D.C. Metropolitan region. The Bank is committed to growing the relationships it has built since 1839 and offering a competitive suite of banking and lending products, treasury management, wealth management, mortgage services, personal and business credit cards and more. United is also committed to providing excellence in service to the communities throughout its footprint, strategically aligning resources to move the needle on pressing challenges in vital impact areas including financial literacy, children and education, affordable housing, health and economic vitality.  For more information, visit