Andrei Duarte, a member of the men’s tennis team at Georgia State University, was named as an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. This edition is a part of the magazine's "decades-long tradition of recognizing outstanding minority young men and women who have distinguished themselves in their academic and athletic pursuits". In addition to their athletic ability, the students named 2022 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars are "students of color who have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5, are at least sophomores academically, and have been active on their campuses or in their communities". Also, according to the magazine, "of the nearly 1,000 scholar-athletes nominated, one male and one female athlete will be selected as Sports Scholar of the Year".
Born in Bucaramanga, Columbia, Andrei started to pursue his bachelor's degree at Georgia State in fall 2017. Since then, he has been a member of the school tennis team as a student-athlete and participated in singles and doubles play at many important regional and national tournaments, including Southern Intercollegiate Championships, Mercer Gridiron Classic, the Sun Belt Tournament, etc. He was among the 2021 All-Conference Doubles First Team and 2018 All-Conference Doubles Second Team.
This is Andrei's second-time nomination as an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, as he won this title for the first time in Spring 2021. In addition, during the past four years, Andrei has gained other multiple academic honors, including ITA Scholar-Athlete (2020, 2019, 2018), Dean's List (Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring & Fall 2019, Spring 2018, Fall 2017), President's List (Fall 2018).
— Wendy Zhou