JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State University Division of Athletics held its annual Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society Induction Ceremony Monday night at the JSU Student Center Senate Chamber. 22 new chapter members were inducted into the honor society and 15 current chapter members were honored. In order to be inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma student-athletes must have lettered in their prospective sport and maintained a 3.4 grade point average or greater.
More about Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society
Established in 1996 at DePauw University, Chi Alpha Sigma is a non-profit organization, established to recognize college student athletes who have earned a varsity letter in at least one sports while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA throughout their junior and senior years.
For the purposes of rewarding high academic scholarship of college athletes at four-year accredited colleges and universities, encourage good citizenship, moral characters and friendship among the high academic achievers in college athletes, and to provide leadership to other athletes – are some of the reasons this organization was chartered.
2017 JSU Chapter Inductees:
(College of Business) Francisco Cervantes (Baseball), Mark Watson (Baseball), Garrett Kristjanson (M-Golf), Kamri Brown (W-Soccer), Marcela Sanchez (W-Bowling), Stherline Silencieux (W-Track).
(College of Liberal Arts) Jesse Anderson (Baseball), Ronza Anderson (Football), Sharidyn Barnes (W-Soccer), Daria Butorina (W-Tennis), Jamal Hawkins (Football), Brandy Terrell (W-Golf).
(College of Science, Engineering and Technology) Martin Aguirre (M-Golf), Garth Cahill (Baseball), Joshua Everett (M-Track), Steven McFarland (Football), Keendra Shelton (W-Basketball), Ariel Vinson (W-Soccer).
(School of Life Long Learning)
Jarin Morikawa (Football), Miguel Yrigoyen (Baseball).
(School of Journalism & Media Studies)
Sierra Carrington (W-Soccer) and Cornelius Copeland (Baseball).
2017 Chapter Honorees:
(College of Business) Akshatha Ananth (W-Tennis), Jalana Ellis (W-Soccer), Courtlyn Williams (W-Soccer).
(College of Education and Human Development) Markus Cook (Football), Vincent Hunter (Football).
(College of Liberal Arts) Aniecia Brewster (W-Track), Karment Jackson (Volleyball), Keiven Russey (M-Track).
(College of Science, Engineering and Technology) Rhae’Ven Ellis (W-Soccer), Kylie Christian (W-Soccer), Allison Hervey (Softball), Quiona McAdam (W-Soccer), Arriana Rieland (W-Soccer), Laura Uzzell (W-Bowling).
(School of Public Health) Victoria Nelson (Softball).
Highest GPA Recognition:
Daria Butorina 4.0 GPA (W-Tennis), Jesse Anderson 3.9 GPA (Baseball).
Twelve of JSU’s eighteen teams earned at least a 3.0 GPA: baseball, women’s bowling, softball, women’s golf, men’s golf, women’s tennis, men’s tennis, volleyball, men’s track, women’s track, women’s basketball and soccer.