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Chi Alpha Sigma Induction Ceremony

April 23, 2015 Photo Gallery

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Seton Hall University announced the induction of 29 student-athletes into the National College Athlete Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma, as part of a ceremony in held in the Walsh Library Rotunda Room on Thursday morning.

The impressive group of honorees joins over 130 Seton Hall student-athletes who have been inducted into the prestigious group since 2011. Among those honored were 2013-14 Sophomore Scholar Athletes of the Year women's soccer's Emily Hansinger (Mount Laurel, N.J.) and Zack Weigel (Oak Park, Ill.) of baseball. Joining Hansinger and Weigel in the class were  Katie Adams (Linwood, N.J.) of the women's swimming & diving team and women's cross country runner Alex Ryan (Aurora, Colo.) who each boast a GPA that ranks in the top-12 among all of the university's student-athletes that have completed at least two full semesters.

The Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society was founded at DePauw University in 1996 as a student-athlete honor society. Its purpose is to recognize high academic achievers and sport letter winners at the collegiate level.

In order to achieve the distinction, the student-athlete must hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or higher, have achieved at least junior standing and be of exceptional moral character. 

The stated purposes of the organization are to:

  • Encourage and reward high academic scholarship of college athletes at four year accredited colleges.
  • To recognize outstanding academic achievements by intercollegiate varsity sport student-athletes.
  • To encourage good citizenship, moral character, and friendship among the high academic achievers in college athletics.
  • To recognize and honor the individual athlete, his/her team, sport, athletic department and university.
  • To mentor and provide leadership to other athletes.

The Class of 2015 is comprised of 25 juniors, two seniors and two graduate students; representing 12 of Seton Hall's varsity teams.


Katie Adams Junior Women's Swimming & Diving
Jacob Bast Junior Men's Cross Country
Luke Cahill Junior Baseball
Rae Congdon Junior Women's Swimming & Diving
Jackie DiPietro Junior Softball
Brett Fontenelli Junior Baseball
Emily Hansinger Junior Women's Soccer
Julia Keenan Junior Women's Tennis
Julian Kennedy Junior Men's Soccer
Isabell Klingert Junior Women's Tennis
Eric Lagg Junior Men's Soccer
Faith Laudano Junior Softball
Gabi Levine Senior Women's Swimming & Diving
Hannah Liljekvist Junior Women's Tennis
Kevin Matthews Graduate Men's Soccer
Leah Mayer Junior Women's Swimming & Diving
Cora Meehan Junior Women's Swimming & Diving
Bri Miller Junior Women's Cross Country
Adnan Pjetrovic Junior Baseball
Aleesha Powell Senior Women's Basketball
Kacey Richards Junior Volleyball
D'Yonna Riley Junior Women's Soccer
Alex Ryan Junior Women's Cross Country
Alexa Santis Junior Women's Swimming & Diving
Ka-Deidre Simmons Graduate Women's Basketball
Ryan Snouffer Junior Men's Golf
Megan Tenhundfeld Junior Women's Golf
Zack Weigel Junior Baseball
Samantha Young Junior     Women's Cross Country