Second class of Chi Alpha Sigma inductees honored on National Student-Athlete Day

Second class of Chi Alpha Sigma inductees honored on National Student-Athlete Day


COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College Department of Athletics recognized its second class of Chi Alpha Sigma inductees on Friday in the midst of celebrating the 27th annual National Student-Athlete Day (NSAD), as Purple Knights carrying a minimum cumulative 3.7 grade-point average were honored during a ceremony in Alliot Student Center's Green Mountain Dining Hall. In all, 51 student-athletes were lauded for their academic achievements, with 13 earning entry into Chi Alpha Sigma.

Saint Michael's is one of just five schools in the 15-college Northeast-10 Conference to be a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society, which is the first national scholar-athlete society to honor collegiate student-athletes who have excelled in both the classroom and in athletic competition. Purple Knights carrying a minimum 3.7 cumulative GPA in their junior or senior years are eligible.

Saint Michael's, which has been designated the Vermont Beta chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma after becoming the second college in Vermont to join the organization - Norwich University is the other - is among 270 schools in 40 states to start a chapter. Founded in 1996 at DePauw (Ind.) University, the society's mission is to bring honor and recognition to deserving student-athletes, their families, teams, athletic departments, and NCAA and NAIA colleges in much the same way that other societies primarily honor scholastics. Chi Alpha Sigma also encourages good citizenship, moral character, and friendship among the high academic achievers in college athletics.

NSAD, which occurs annually on April 6, honors college and high school student-athletes nationwide for achieving excellence in the classroom and on the field, while making significant contributions to their schools and communities. It has become one of the country's strongest endeavors promoting the positive virtues of sport and student-athletes as a whole, and the positive effect they both have on society. NSAD was created by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports and Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society.


27th Annual National Student-Athlete Day Honorees (minimum 3.7 cumulative GPA)
*indicates also Chi Alpha Sigma inductee*

*Meghan Ahearn '15 (Mashpee, Mass./Mashpee), field hockey*
Matthaus Ayers '17 (Springfield, Ohio/Chaminade Julienne Catholic), men's cross country
Jessica Barnett '17 (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex), softball
Nick Barton '14 (Colchester, Vt./Colchester), baseball
*Courtney Bedell '14 (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry), field hockey*
Hallie Bergwall '17 (Lebanon, N.H./Lebanon), women's cross country/Nordic skiing
Elena Bilodeau '14 (Waterbury, Vt./Harwood Union), women's cross country
*Chloe Boutelle '15 (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs), women's cross country/Nordic skiing*
Amanda Brigante '14 (Colchester, Vt./Colchester), softball
Courtney Burnett '14 (Deep River, Ontario/Northwood School), women's ice hockey
*Samantha Burns '15 (North Creek, N.Y./Johnsburg Central), field hockey*
Makenzie Burud '16 (Red Hook, N.Y./Coleman Catholic), women's basketball
Ryan Butler '17 (Waltham, Mass./Waltham), men's swimming & diving
Kelly Celata '14 (Dedham, Mass./Dedham), field hockey
*Jackie Chisholm '15 (New Braintree, Mass./Quabbin Regional), field hockey*
Shannon Conroy '14 (Auburn, Calif./Home Schooled), Alpine skiing
Catie Corrigan '17 (Canajoharie, N.Y./Canajoharie Central School), women's cross country/Nordic skiing
Caitlin Dugan '14 (Manchester, N.H./Bishop Guertin), women's cross country
Cynthia Edgerton '14 (Vail, Colo./Vail Mountain School), women's volleyball
Jane Erlandson '17 (Georgetown, Mass./Georgetown), softball
Brad Farrell '16 (West Windsor, Vt./Sharon Academy), Alpine skiing
Samuel Fogg '16 (Rutland, Vt./Rutland), men's cross country/Nordic skiing
*Louise Gibbs '15 (Shelburne, Vt./Champlain Valley Union), field hockey*
*Colleen Gilliatt '15 (Grantham, N.H./Lebanon), women's cross country*
Lea Gipson '14 (Bridport, Vt./Middlebury Union), softball
*Allie Gratton '15 (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex), women's cross country*
Amy Haggerty '17 (Monson, Mass./Monson), women's ice hockey
Leanna Hammond '14 (Burlington, Vt./Burlington), women's cross country
*Sam Hammond '15 (Oakdale, Minn./North), Nordic skiing*
*Melissa Jaskiewicz '15 (Kensington, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase), women's lacrosse*
Kayla Kee '17 (Newton, Mass./Newton South), women's ice hockey
Nicole Kellogg '17 (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake), women's tennis
Kimberly MacPhail '17 (Goffstown, N.H./Goffstown), field hockey
*Michael Matczak '15 (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown), men's tennis*
Brianna McKinley '16 (Moultonborough, N.H./Moultonborough Academy), women's cross country/Nordic skiing
*Taylor Midgley '15 (Hampton, N.H./Saint Thomas Aquinas), women's lacrosse*
Monica Miles '17 (Dover-Foxcroft, Maine/Foxcroft Academy), field hockey
Kelsie Miller '16 (Templeton, Mass./Narragansett Regional), field hockey
Natalie Moore '17 (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake), women's volleyball
Megan Mulvaney '17 (Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown East), women's volleyball
Marianna Nowacki '16 (Binghamton, N.Y./Binghamton), women's soccer
*Eric Robinson '15 (Williston, Vt./Berkshire School), men's ice hockey*
Mike Schreiner '16 (Saint Albans, Vt./Norwich), men's ice hockey
Allie Shea '16 (Smithfield, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy), women's ice hockey
Caitie Shea '16 (Smithfield, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy), women's ice hockey
Willow Smith '16 (Bradford, Vt./Oxbow), Alpine skiing
Kaly Spilhaus '16 (Bourne, Mass./Charles River), women's ice hockey
Tracy Stevenson '14 (Wayne, Maine/Kents Hill School), women's ice hockey
Cam Thirkell '17 (Tyngsboro, Mass./Tyngsboro), men's swimming & diving
Cody Wasuta '16 (San Anselmo, Calif./Sir Francis Drake), men's lacrosse
Lauren Wheaton '17 (Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth), women's swimming & diving