UNION, N.J. (4/9/15) – The Kean University department of athletics saluted 77 student-athletes this week for their academic achievements at the annual National Student-Athlete Day celebration and Chi Alpha Sigma honor society induction on Monday.
The first component of the afternoon was the induction of the Chi Alpha Sigma Class of 2015. All 27 members of this year’s class must have passed at least 56 credits with a 3.4 grade point average to be considered. This year's class (the eighth to be inducted at Kean) is the largest to date.
All 77 honored student-athletes, who possessed a minimum of 56 credits and had a GPA of at least 3.0, were asked to invite a favorite professor of theirs to be honored at the ceremony as well. Students and teachers were able to share a meal together in a spirit of congeniality and good fellowship.
The ceremony is a highlight of NCAA Division III Week, a positive opportunity for all individuals associated with Division III to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics and of student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community. During the week, every Division III school and conference office is encouraged to conduct a type of outreach activity that falls into one of three categories: academic accomplishment; athletic experience; or leadership/community service/campus involvement.
Chi Alpha Sigma Class of 2015
Student-athletes must have passed 56 credits and have at least a 3.4 grade point average
National Student-Athlete Day Honorees
Student-athletes have passed at least 56 credits (at least 24 at Kean) and have at least a 3.0 grade point average
Vincent Zanfordino III
Charles Vellis Jr.
National Student-Athlete Day Honorable Mention
Student-athletes who have at least a 3.0 grade point average with less than 56 credits or less than 24 credits earned at Kean