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Loyola University Maryland Athletics Establishes Chi Alpha Sigma Chapter

April 24, 2015

BALTIMORE - Twenty-two student-athletes at Loyola University Maryland will comprise the first induction class for the school's newly established Chi Alpha Sigma, the national college athlete honor society. Nineteen seniors and three juniors will make up the induction class that recognizes high academic scholarship by student-athletes.

Loyola is the ninth four-year college in the State of Maryland to join Chi Alpha Sigma, thus the campus organization will be designated the Maryland Iota Chapter. More than 250 colleges and universities nationwide have Chi Alpha Sigma representation.

The criteria for nomination as a senior student-athlete to the honor society is a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4, membership on one of Loyola's 18 varsity athletic teams and an endorsement by the head coach of the team. Juniors must hold a minimum grade-point average of 3.75 or higher to garner nomination.

Loyola's initial membership class will be recognized and formally inducted to the chapter on Monday, April 27, at the annual Athletics Awards Banquet.

Chi Alpha Sigma is a nonprofit organization that was established to recognize college student-athletes who excel both on and off the field of competition. Founded in 1996 at DePauw University, the society's goal is to provide outstanding student-athletes with an opportunity to become connected within a fraternal association that aligns their educational and athletic successes for a lifetime.

Following is a list of the Chi Alpha Sigma Maryland Iota Chapter Class of 2015:

Name Grad. Class Major Sport(s)
Lauren Andersen 2015 Biology/Psychology Women's Volleyball
Anna Bosse 2015 Statistics Women's Cross Country
Kara Burke 2015 Business Administration Women's Lacrosse
Joseph Cahalan 2015 Business Administration Men's Soccer
Erin Calderoni 2015 Elementary Education Women's Swimming and Diving
Colleen Folan 2015 Accounting Women's Soccer
Sara Gilson 2016 Chemistry Women's Cross Country & Track & Field
Maria Hacker 2015 Biology Women's Track & Field
Kelly Hilbert 2015 Elementary Education Women's Track &Field
Lindsay LeSavage 2015 Biology Women's Soccer
Kelly Maguire 2015 Speech Pathology Women's Cross Country & Track & Field
Mindy Maloney 2015 Elementary Education Women's Volleyball
Brian McCormick 2015 Biology Men's Golf
Eilis McGovern 2015 Psychology Women's Track & Field
Haleigh Morgus 2016 Political Science Women's Tennis
Olivia Ott 2015 Physics Women's Tennis
Lisa Potter 2015 Communication Women's Track & Field
Franz Rassman 2016 Business Administration Men's Basketball
Kelly Santangelo 2015 Biology Women's Soccer
Jenna Smith 2015 Accounting Women's Track & Field
Gabrielle Tana 2015 Business Administration Women's Soccer
Andrew Waddington 2015 Global Studies Men's Soccer