Kean Honors Scholar-Athletes
UNION, N.J. (4/27/12) – The Kean University Department of Athletics recently inducted its 2012 class into Chi Alpha Sigma and honored more than 150 student-athletes in conjunction with its National Student-Athlete Day Celebration on Monday, April 23, at the Scholar-Athlete Honors Luncheon.
Kean inducted 16 members into its fifth class of the National College Athlete Honor Society, joining the other 59 student-athletes who were inducted over the last four years. Student-athletes must have passed at least 56 credits with a 3.4 grade point average.
The University also celebrated National Student-Athlete Day, honoring a total of 70 student-athletes who have passed a minimum of 56 credits (at least 24 credits at Kean) with at least a 3.00 grade point average. Those student-athletes invited 41 faculty and staff members, who were also recognized for playing an instrumental role in their education.
An additional 83 student-athletes were honored as Honorable Mention after also attaining a 3.00 grade point average with less than 56 credits earned or less than 24 credits earned at Kean.
National Student-Athlete Day has been celebrated annually on April 6 since 1987. It is America’s day to celebrate outstanding student-athletes who have achieved excellence in academics and athletics, while having made significant contributions to the community. It is also a time to acknowledge the teachers who make it possible for young people to find the balance between academics and athletics.
The National College Athlete Honor Society was founded at DePauw University on May 17, 1996, as an honorary college athletic society for recognition of high academic achievers and sport letter winners at the college level.
Chi Alpha Sigma is composed of 222 colleges and universities representing 40 states. Kean became the seventh school in New Jersey with a charter, joining Fairleigh Dickinson University, Montclair State University, Monmouth University, Ramapo College, Rutgers University and Seton Hall University. Georgian Court University, Rowan University and Richard Stockton College have since added chapters of Chi Alpha Sigma.
CHI ALPHA SIGMA
New Jersey Eta Chapter
2012 Induction Class
2012 Luncheon Honorees
2012 Faculty and Staff Honorees
2012 Honorable Mention Honorees