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Robiskie honored again

By Marla Ridenour Published: May 29, 2009

Browns second-round draft choice Brian Robiskie was named one of five male finalists for the 2009 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year award for the second consecutive year.

Robiskie, a wide receiver, was the first Ohio State student-athlete honored since the minority program began 16 years ago.

A two-time first team Academic All-American and 2008 National Football Foundation post-graduate scholar, Robiskie graduated in March with a degree in marketing.

''I appreciate all the honors and recognition I have received as a part of Ohio State, but this one has been special to me because it represents Arthur Ashe and the values he embodied,” Robiskie said in a statement released by OSU.

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said, ''This is just another acknowledgement of an outstanding young man. I know how much this honor, recognizing Arthur Ashe, meant to him last year, and it will be significant to him that he is a two-time finalist.''

Northwestern baseball junior Kenneth Avila was the male winner, with Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, Georgia triple jumper Jamaal Parker and Kentucky soccer player Masumi Turnbull also chosen as finalists. Oklahoma State soccer player Yolanda Odenyo won the women's award.

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