NASHVILLE --- Two Tennessee State track and field student-athletes, senior Jemarruse Amos and sophomore Amani Taylor, were honored as being the first recipients of the Edward S. Temple Scholarship. The two were recognized at the Edward S. Temple Luncheon on Saturday as part of TSU’s 2017 Homecoming celebration.
Both Amos and Taylor, who have the highest grade point averages on their respective teams, received scholarships of $500 apiece. Amos, who is a hurdler and jumper for the men’s squad, has a 3.44 GPA, while Taylor, a thrower for the women’s team, carries a perfect 4.0 GPA.
“We were honored to be able to give two scholarships," Tennessee State Director of Track and Field Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice said. "It’s a blessing and an honor to be able to remember my coach, Coach Edward S. Temple, in this way.”
- Amos secured a place on the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA) as a junior in 2016-17.
- He has earned two OVC Silver Medals in his career – 110m hurdles at the 2016 OVC Outdoor Championship and 60m hurdles at the 2017 Indoor Championship.
- Taylor earned the Ohio Valley Conference Academic Medal of Honor (4.0 GPA) and a spot on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA) in 2016-17 as a freshman.
- In her freshman season, Taylor took 12th in the shot put and 16th in the weight throw at the OVC Indoor Championship before placing sixth in the discus and 19th in the shot put at the OVC Outdoor Championship.