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.
CLASS OF 2015 INDUCTEES
|Katie Adams||Junior||Women's Swimming & Diving|
|Jacob Bast||Junior||Men's Cross Country|
|Rae Congdon||Junior||Women's Swimming & Diving|
|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|
|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|
|Aleesha Powell||Senior||Women's Basketball|
|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|
|Samantha Young||Junior||Women's Cross Country|