Eight Carnegie Mellon University Student-Athletes Selected to Phi Beta Kappa

Eight Carnegie Mellon University Student-Athletes Selected to Phi Beta Kappa

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – Eight Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes will be inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society during commencement on May 15.

“Being inducted to Phi Beta Kappa is a prestigious and momentous honor,” said Director of Athletics Josh Centor, who was elected to the academic honor society in 2004. “The eight student-athletes inducted to the society have demonstrated that they are among the top students at our world-renowned university. They have achieved at the highest of levels, while representing Carnegie Mellon through their passion for athletics. They prove that excellence in multiple domains is possible. What an example to set for the current and future generations of Tartans.”

Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest honor society, which was founded in 1776, with chapters at 283 institutions of higher education across the country. Formed from the initials of the Greek motto Philosophia Biou Kybernetes, which translates to “Love of wisdom, the guide of life,” Phi Beta Kappa values intellectual honesty and tolerance. With these qualities established as the standards for election, about 10 percent of college students nationwide receive an invitation to join the prestigious honor society.

The 2016 students who will be initiated into Phi Beta Kappa:

Jenna Asperslag of women’s track and field – International Relations and Politics
Amanda Broderick of women’s soccer – Biological Sciences/Neuroscience
Blake Chasen of men’s basketball – Business Administration and Creative Writing
Zach Dell of men’s track and field – Physics
Paul Hamerski of men’s track and field – Physics
Jillian Jaycox of women’s cross country and track and field – Biological Sciences
Carson Quiros of women’s soccer – Professional Writing and Creative Writing    
Liz Snyder of women’s cross country and track and field – Technical Writing