Francis Marion University, senior baseball pitcher Arien Seymour have earned Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports-Scholar Awards for 2018. The honors are presented by Diverse magazine, a publication that addresses issues in higher education. Seymour was a first-team selection in baseball and is the only Palmetto State representative on any of the 16 men’s sports recognized and one of only 15 players from the PBC in any sport to be honored on the men’s side. Seymour is a native of Nassau, Bahamas, and owns a 3.58 GPA as a biology major. On the mound in 2018, he posted a 1-3 mark with a 4.57 earned run average. He made 13 appearances and struck out 31 batters in 41.1 innings pitched. Off the field, he earned PBC All-Academic Team recognition in 2017, is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society, and received the Ray E. Thames Memorial “Raise the Roof” Award for 2017-18. He has also been named to the PBC Presidential Honor Roll and the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll on every occasion, as well as garnering D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards for both 2017 and 2016.