DEFIANCE, OHIO -- The Defiance College Athletic Department announced its inaugural group of student-athletes to the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society.
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. The organization was founded in 1996 by then DePauw (Ind.) University head football coach Nick Mourouzis. His goal was to provide outstanding student-athletes with an opportunity to become connected within a fraternal association that a lines their educational and athletic successes for a lifetime. The governing board represents all levels of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).
Chi Alpha Sigma recognizes college students who receive a varsity letter in their sport while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative grade point average throughout their junior and/or senior years. Chi Alpha Sigma hopes to bring honor and recognition to deserving student-athletes, their families, teams, athletic departments, and colleges in much the same way as Phi Beta Kappa honors scholastics.
Listed below are the qualifying student-athletes:
|Matthew Goodpaster||Baseball||Melina Alexander||Women's Soccer|
|Royce Laurendeau||Baseball||Eryan Porter||Women's Soccer|
|Kent Tietje||Men's Basketball||Lindsay Bubnick||Women's Soccer|
|Kyle Wilson||Football||Jillian Crowell||Women's Soccer|
|Tanner Engle||Football||Chelsie Moyer||Women's Soccer|
|Josh Slayton||Football||Brittany Pease||Women's Swimming & Diving|
|Cody Lee||Football||Haley Kuhlman||Women's Tennis|
|Ryan Edelbrock||Men's Golf||Nicole Walls||Women's Track & Field|
|Blayne Robbins||Men's Soccer||Waverly Weaks||Women's Track & Field|
|Courtney Lyn-Kew||Men's Soccer||Caroline Hesterman||Volleyball|
|Ian Fasnacht||Men's Soccer||Rebecca Kain||Volleyball|
|Jordan Drake||Men's Soccer||Alicia Kalik||Volleyball|
|Ryan Nelson||Men's Tennis|
|Wayne Kelly||Men's Track & Field|
|Kelsey Bowling||Women's Cross Country/Track & Field|
|Marissa Bussard||Women's Cross Country/Track & Field|
|Galysa Ratterman||Women's Lacrosse|