MADISON, NJ - Morristown resident Karel Raska earned the Arthur Ashe Award and was nominated for the All Sportsmanship Team for men's tennis, announced Drew University.
Raska, is among 60 student athletes who earned the Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Division III Atlantic-South Region. Out of the 60, he was the only athlete from New Jersey and Landmark Conference. The award recognizes outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.
He clinched Drew's 5-4 victory against the University of Scranton this season with a win at No. 5 singles--the team's first nod over the Royals in seven years.
Raska is a business major and an international relations/photography minor who plays French horn in the Drew Orchestra and Brass Ensemble
Raska was also honored for the 2019 All Sportsmanship Team during the spring season. He was honored along with athletes Tom Burr of Alexandria, Virgina (baseball), Anthony Castronova of Nutly (golf), Thomas Ensmenger of Old Bethpage, NY (lacrosse), Cassidy Conklin of Whitehouse Station (golf), Shaylyn MacKinnon of Colchester, CT (lacrosse), Cara O'Leary of Staten Island (softball), and Christina Christodoulou of Branchburg (tennis).
The All-Sportsmanship Team showcases student-athletes who epitomize fair play, graciousness in victory and respectfulness in defeat.
Drew is located in Madison, New Jersey, and has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students and has 145 full-time faculty members, 94% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field.