Grace Dow, a 6-foot forward from LaFayette, N.Y., made an immediate impression in her first game as a member of the Roberts Wesleyan University women's basketball team, scoring 12 points and grabbing 11 rebounds as a freshman. Despite battling injuries and illness, she had a strong January, averaging 14.7 points and seven rebounds in three games. Dow, majoring in Adolescence Education and History, has been selected as the Roberts Wesleyan University Female Scholar Athlete of the Month for January with a 3.76 grade-point average. She has been involved with the Roberts chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and enjoys reading and being outdoors in her spare time.

Why It Matters

Dow's resilience and academic success demonstrate the valuable combination of athletic achievement and scholarly dedication, setting a compelling example for student-athletes and highlighting the importance of perseverance in the face of adversity.

By the Numbers
  • Dow scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in her first game as a freshman
  • She averaged 14.7 points and seven rebounds in three games in January
State of Play
  • Dow has battled injuries and illness throughout her career
  • She has a 3.76 grade-point average while majoring in Adolescence Education and History
  • Involved with the Roberts chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Bottom Line

Grace Dow's perseverance through challenges, combined with her academic and athletic achievements, serves as an inspiration for student-athletes, highlighting the value of dedication and resilience in pursuit of both scholarly and sporting success.