Baylor University Senior Receives 2012 Ralph E. Ward Achievement Award

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar Prince Adotoma Cited for Highest Cumulative Grade Point Average

Baylor University Senior Prince Adotoma received the coveted Ralph E. Ward Achievement Award at the Annual Jackie Robinson Foundation Mentoring and Leadership Conference held in New York City March 1‐6th.

The award was created to recognize and support the graduating Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar with the highest cumulative grade point average. Established with the class of 1989, this honor includes a cash award of $10,000 that may be used in any way the winner chooses.

Sponsored by the Houston Astros, Adotoma obtained a grade point average of 3.96. This biology major and Houston native, graduated at the top five percentile of his high school class with summa cum laude honors. At Baylor University, he was President of the health committee of the campus’ NAACP Chapter, began research at Baylor’s Physiology labs and worked with the NAACP Baylor University Chapter’s Outreach Book Club Program. In addition, he is a member of Poppers, Lockers and Breakers, a hip‐hop dance organization on campus. Adotoma was selected for “Who’s Who Among American College Students” and was nominated to the Golden Key International Honor Society.

“With our partners and supporters, we are delighted to recognize the extraordinary achievements of these future leaders,” said JRF President and CEO Della Britton Baeza. “Prince is a true legacy of our iconic namesake, Jackie Robinson who challenged us all to excel in all areas of our lives. Adotoma’s remarkable achievements in and out of the classroom are truly in the spirit of Jackie and Rachel Robinson”.

Prince is currently enrolled in medical school to pursue his dreams of becoming a medical doctor.