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Chi Alpha Sigma Induction Ceremony


May 1, 2014

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Seton Hall University announced the induction of 34 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 39 Seton Hall student-athletes who were inducted last May in a ceremony that recognized those who had fulfilled the requirements from 2011-2013. Among those honored were Ali Kruse (Overland Park, Kan.) and John Walsh (Deltaville, Va.) - the Seton Hall Junior Female and Male Scholar Athletes of the Year - and fellow Seton Hall Academic All-Stars Sam Duncan (Tucson, Ariz.), Mary Migton (Ledgewood, N.J.) and Tyler Orner (Sinking Spring, Pa.) who each boast a GPA that ranks in the top-12 among all of the university's student-athletes.

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 2014 is comprised 32 juniors and two seniors; representing 12 of Seton Hall's varsity teams. Each one of the university's 14 varsity squads features at least one member of Chi Alpha Sigma and these exemplary individuals are at the head of a SHU student-athlete population that currently holds a collective cumulative grade-point average of 3.279, the highest mark in school history.

CLASS OF 2014 INDUCTEES

NAME CLASS SPORT
Mateusz Brela Junior Men's Soccer
Paige Caraway Junior Softball
Sam DeMasi Junior Softball
Danielle DeStaso Junior Softball
Sarah Dougherty Junior Women's Swimming & Diving
Sam Duncan Junior Volleyball
Rachel Friedman Junior Women's Soccer
Jamie Froning Junior Volleyball
Allyson Guieb Junior Women's Cross Country
Anna Guryanova Junior Women's Tennis
JT Harper Junior Men's Golf
Mikayla Hickey Junior Women's Soccer
Whitney Jones Junior Softball
Kamaal Khatumal Junior Men's Golf
Ali Kruse Junior Women's Golf
James Logan Junior Men's Swimming & Diving
Shelbey Manthorpe Junior Volleyball
Stacey Manthorpe Junior Volleyball
Erin McClure Junior Women's Golf
Alex Megna Junior Men's Soccer
Kristina Meier Junior Women's Soccer
Mary Migton Junior Women's Cross Country
Felicia Mingrone Junior Women's Cross Country
Casey Moses Junior Softball
Megan Mostoller Junior Women's Swimming & Diving
Tyler Orner Junior Men's Cross Country
Louisa Ozimek Junior Women's Cross Country
Konrad Plewa Junior Men's Soccer
Kaylyn Sanbower Junior Softball
John Walsh Junior Men's Cross Country
Kevin Walsh Junior Men's Cross Country
Stacie Ballou Senior Women's Golf
Alyssa Stipcak Senior Women's Soccer
Elaine Swaby Senior Women's Basketball