04/20/2009 08:42

ROSEMONT - This past Saturday, several Rosemont student-athletes proved they’re more than meets the eye by receiving awards and honors at Rosemont College’s annual Academic Honors Day Ceremony.

The event opened with the honor society inductions starting with the Kistler Honor Society. Named after benefactors of Rosemont, this honor society is for full-time juniors and seniors who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.67 for two consecutive full-time semesters. Field hockey players Laura Kyle (Jr/Doylestown/C.B. East), Alaine Murphy (Sr/Avalon, N.J.), and Disha Shah (Jr/Syosset, N.Y./East Meadows), tennis player Joanne Campbell (Sr/Bryn Mawr/Sacred Heart), volleyball player Janise Henderson (Jr/Greenwood, Del./Sussex Tech), and softball player Abby Schwartz (Sr/Haddon Heights, N.J./Haddon Twp.) all were named to the society. 

Delta Epsilon Sigma is the national honor society for Catholic College’s and Universities. A student needs a 3.67 GPA or better for five semesters as well as demonstrate qualities of character and achievement. Schwartz serves as president of Rosemont’s chapter. Campbell, Kyle and Shah were all inducted.

For the Rosemont College Honor Society, a member has to be at least a junior with a cumulative grade point average of 3.67 and demonstrate evidence of a co-curricular life. Tri-sport athlete Karen Boyle (So/Swarthmore/Arch. Prendergast) was one of the inductees.

Next up was the Arts and Culture Society Bourse. It is financial aid awarded to gifted history of art or studio art student-athletes to be used to travel, study, research and experience the visual arts. This year’s recipient was Schwartz.

Rosemont also nominated students to the Who’s Who List of American College’s and Universities. It is a national honor program based on merit, service to the community, extracurricular activities, leadership and experience. Field hockey players Mary Kate Dugan (Jr/Upper Darby), and Shah, tennis player Jessica Williams (Sr/Ardmore/Archbishop Carroll) and volleyball player Tofunmi Osundeko (Sr/DuBios) were all named to the list. 

Rounding out the afternoon was the most prestigious student award, the Presidential Medal. This medal is given to a student who demonstrates exemplary intellectual achievement as well as shows a combination or service to the community, athletic fitness and achievement, contribution to the arts, leadership, contribution to community discourse and enlargement of our global prospective. Campbell was one of two recipients of the medal. 

In total, eight student-athletes received honors, some multiple, at the event proving they take the ‘student’ in student-athlete very seriously.