MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College community recently recognized new members to Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Ten people affiliated with the Bobcat Athletic Department were tapped for this honor
Chosen from the Softball team was senior Kristen Brooks (Brunswick), senior Abi LeRoy (Dublin), and senior Marisa Boyette (Dacula); from baseball was alum Steve Hazel (Kentwood, Michigan); from the soccer team senior Lizzie Brenner (Cumming) and Ally Barys (Ladera Ranch, California) were selected; junior tennis players and sisters Cristalei and Macy Polk (Sugar Hill) were also selected; as was cross country alum Whitney Sweet (Roswell); along with sports information student assistant Angela Moryan and athletic training graduate assistant Sarah Fuller.
A number of selective criteria helped Georgia College administration put together the list of members, all of which point to a high level of academic distinction.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.
Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than 1 million members into its ranks; all of these members have received emblems and certificates of membership. Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others.
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