New honor society inducts student-athletes


Anne Zukowski, Web Editor

Marywood Athletics had its first athlete honor society induction on Sunday, April 3 in the Upper Main Dining Hall of the Nazareth Student Center.

The Chi Alpha Sigma National Athlete Honor Society inducted 25 student-athletes for their excellence both in academics and athletics. Families and Marywood staff were invited to attend the induction to recognize each individual athlete.

According to Pennsylvania’s chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma, to qualify for the honor society, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.4 cumulative GPA, a varsity letter, an endorsement of their coach, and be a junior by their fifth semester.

The student-athletes inducted in Chi Alpha Sigma are as follows:
Alyssa Bavaro, junior CSD speech language pathology major
Patrick Brogan, junior business management major
Joseph Buderwitz, junior secondary education history & political science major
Nicholas Budinski, graduate student art therapy major
Brianna Bruster, junior SSD speech language pathology major
Elizabeth Carlson, junior graphic design major
Tyler Fitchet, junior art therapy major
Josee Gallant, junior nutrition & dietetics major
Emily Gerbehy, junior athletic training major
Amanda Khozouri, senior clinical psychology major
Carly Kliment, senior nutrition & dietetics major
Melanie Kobela, junior Spanish education major
Julie Kowalski, senior art therapy major
Paul Kraycer, junior biotechnology major
Michael Langston, junior accounting major
Brooke Labs, junior CSD speech language pathology major
Jamielynn Little, senior early childhood & special education major
Leanne McManus, senior early childhood education major
Amy Moren, junior interior architecture major
Abigail Nicolas, senior CSD speech language pathology major
Lauren Smith, junior business management major
Matthew Staback, junior athletic training major
Nicholas Sunseri, junior business information technology major
Michael Thomas, junior business major
Devon Underwood, senior music therapy major

Faculty adviser and the assistant director of athletics & recreation, Tara Macciocco, shared that eight of those 25 inducted are seniors, so they will receive gown cords for graduation. She feels it is important to recognize everyone for their hard work.

“Our student athletes have consistently excelled in their classrooms,” said Macciocco. “It’s a good way to acknowledge their hard work on the court or field and in the classroom.”

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