By Seth Stogsdill
The publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education recently released its annual Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar award winners, celebrating excellence in sports, academics and service, and Centre College senior quarterback Devin Hayes (Bowling Green, Kentucky) earned a spot on the prestigious list for the 2017-18 academic year.
Hayes was named to the Second Team of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars, which spans schools of all divisions. Going into his final semester at Centre and set to graduate with a degree in Economics and Finance, Hayes carries a cumulative grade point average of 3.50.
On the field, Hayes is one of the most prolific passers in Centre history, despite being the starting quarterback for just two seasons. Hayes had a record of 16-3 in 19 starts with the Colonels and holds school records for most passing yards in a season, most touchdowns in a season (a feat accomplished in each of the last two seasons), most passing yards in a game and most touchdown passes in a game.
Off the field, along with his outstanding achievement in the classroom, Hayes has been an excellent community service leader, volunteering with the Centre football team at Camp Horsin’ Around every August the week before the start of classes. Hayes has also helped serve the local community through various opportunities provided by the Brown Fellows Program, of which he is a member.