FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — New Student and Family Programs has selected University of Arkansas women’s tennis student-athleteFlavia Araujo to be recognized as the office’s "Student Leader of the Month" for November.
As a recipient of the honor, Araujo will be recognized for her campus outreach and involvement through various media outlets, as well asreceiving formal recognition at the Student Involvement Awards Banquet during the spring semester.
"Being named Student Leader of the Month is beyond special," Araujo said. "Receiving this honor means the world to me. I want to share this with the athletic department for all the support they are giving me during this journey. I’m also thankful to New Student and Family Programs.
"I’m very passionate about being a Razorback. Supporting the extraordinary student-athletes we have here is already amazing and having the chance to work with the internationl students makes everything more interesting."
A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Araujo has become heavily involved in the university’s international programs. The sophomore has prided herself on working with fellow international students and student-athletes to aid in the transition of language barriers, cultural differences and distance from family and friends.
A team representative for the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Araujo also recently assisted in the first-ever International Student-Athlete Mixer and first-ever Female Specific event.
"Flavia has been very active this semester," Career Development Coordinator Alison Nail said. "She has attended almost every Razorback home game for each sport in season and will bring the country flag representing every international student-athlete that is competing.
"As an international student-athlete, she is passionate about providing more services for other international student-athletes and has been working with the Office of International Students and Scholars to create a partnership that will benefit both international student-athletes and international students on campus."
Araujo recently finished fall season playwith the Razorback women’stennis team, going 6-3 in doubles play and4-6 in singles play. Prior to Arkansas, she was rated among the best junior players in South America, reaching No. 2 in the Brazilian rankings.
Araujo plans to major in business and chose Arkansas for its great academics, facilities and coaching.
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