Tennis scholarships for two

Hard work definitely pays off.

Tennis player Aquille Trotman echoed that popular cliché after he and best friend Shane Mustor both received scholarships to Asbury University in Wilmore Kentucky this coming Autumn.

Trotman and Mustor have been inseparable for the last seven years on and off the courts and the duo who are partners for the Ocean View Tennis club have credited each other’s determination, persistence and guidance by coach Sydney Lopez, as the foundation for the acquisition of their scholarships.

Asbury University competes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) sports arena and is ranked number 20 in the country.

Trotman, a student of Harrison College and Mustor of the St Michael School, have followed in the footsteps of club mate and reigning national women’s champion Melena Lopez who is currently enjoying her freshman year at the University of North Western Ohio and who also competes within NAIA. She is ranked number one on her team and number 15 in the conference; a feat which earned her the title of conference All American for 2014 to 2015.

Trotman said: “I’m very happy to receive the scholarship. I’ve received many offers but after long thinking I decided to attend Asbury University.  Hard work is definitely the key to success.”

Mustor, who is expected to be a business major, said he was extremely grateful for the opportunity to further his athletics and academic development on the collegiate circuit.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to attend Asbury and get an excellent education as well as be a part of a strong tennis team,” Mustor said.

Source: (ML/RG) 

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