Clemson, S.C. – Women’s basketball forward Amari Robinson was honored at the 39th Annual Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet last night at Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves.
Robinson was one of 10 amateur collegiate student-athletes named honorees by the Atlanta Area Council and Boy Scouts of America. Each year, the Atlanta Area Council and Boy Scouts of America honor student-athletes from the state of Georgia or a college or university in Georgia, who have distinguished themselves by their character, scholastic achievement, academic excellence, and community service – characteristics taught every day in the Scouting program. The Scouting organization takes great pride in recognizing those who serve as good “Role Models for Youth.”
Robinson, a native of Douglasville, Ga., started all 35 games this season for the Tigers and was named Second Team All-ACC after averaging a team-high 13.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Off the court, Robinson volunteers with the ClemsonLIFE program, Clemson’s program offering a collegiate experience that prepares young men and women with intellectual disabilities for competitive employment and independent living through a combination of academic coursework and career exploration. She is also involved in Paw Pals, a program that sends Clemson students to local elementary schools to mentor students.
Robinson is currently one of the women’s basketball representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and is the SAAC representative on Athletic Council. As a special education major, Robinson is also student teaching and has a near-perfect cumulative GPA.
Also, the night of the banquet, three additional awards are presented: The Hank Aaron Role Model Award, The Bobby Jones Award and The Professional Award. These awards go to community leaders that hold the same values as Scouting and benefits the programs of Atlanta Area Council and Boy Scouts of America.