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Moravian Inducts Inaugural Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society Class

Members of Moravian's inaugural Chi Alpha Sigma induction class for the National College Athlete Honor Society.
Members of Moravian's inaugural Chi Alpha Sigma induction class for the National College Athlete Honor Society.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- The Moravian College Department of Athletics & Recreation inducted its inaugural class of 48 student-athletes into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society Friday afternoon in conjunction with the NCAA's 7th Annual Division III Week.

Chi Alpha Sigma works with NCAA and NAIA member institutions to recognize outstanding college student-athletes for their successes both on the field of competition and in the classroom. To be eligible for Chi Alpha Sigma, student-athletes must be a junior and/or senior with a 3.4 or higher GPA and have earned a varsity letter. The new inductees will received a certificate with the 22 seniors also receiving a medallion and honors cords to wear at graduation in May.

"Greyhound student-athletes have always performed well in the classroom and it is exciting to have an opportunity to recognize these achievements with their induction into Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athletic Honor Society," stated associate Director of Athletics Renee Hellert. "The amount of dedication these students put forth in both their sport and in the classroom is immeasurable and it is an honor to celebrate their success."

Moravian's Chi Alpha Sigma inaugural class includes 22 seniors and 26 juniors and includes the following student-athletes:

Baseball – Senior Nicholas Mazzella, Junior Mike Mittl, Senior Ezra Rawdon, Senior Clay Weidemoyer

Men's Basketball – Junior Nicholas Casazza

Women's Basketball – Junior Ariana Caiati, Senior Trista Cunningham also women's track & field, Senior Camille McPherson

Men's Cross Country – Senior Aaron Hofmann also men's track & field, Junior Alex Tursi also men's track & field

Women's Cross Country – Senior Kirsten Lebo also women's track & field, Junior Alyssa Limbaugh also women's track & field

Field Hockey – Junior Emily Duddy

Football – Junior Vincent Pianoforte, Senior Stanton Santos, Junior Tanner Stokes, Junior Nick Zambelli

Golf – Junior Kody Long, Senior Tyler Smith

Men's Lacrosse – Junior Austin Adams, Junior John Kerrison

Women's Lacrosse – Junior Dalia Aguilar, Junior Kelley Gavin, Junior Jillian Picciuto

Men's Soccer – Senior Corey Klaskin

Women's Soccer – Senior Lauren Bertucci, Junior Shae Duka, Junior Paige Kovacs, Senior Jessica Lawton, Junior Jordan Luciano also women's track & field, Senior Maria Manz

Softball – Junior Ashley Gindle, Junior Madison Shaneberger

Men's Tennis – Junior Austin Grace

Women's Tennis – Senior Grace Bailly

Men's Track & Field – Junior Jonathan Anthony, Junior Tyler Bergsma, Junior John Spirk

Women's Track & Field – Senior Melissa Cheong, Senior Casie Cronk, Senior Mary Kate Duncan, Senior Sarah Hughes, Junior Amari Schooler, Junior Abigail Strouse, Senior Carly Thorpe, Senior Danielle Tomko

Women's Volleyball – Senior Jean Markovic also softball, Senior Mary Zacher

Photos from the ceremony

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NCAA Division III Week celebrates student-athletes' academic achievements and athletic accomplishments, in addition to their campus leadership and their involvement in community service.