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Seven R-MC Student-Athletes Elected to Phi Beta Kappa

Kristin Patrick attacking
Kristin Patrick attacking

ASHLAND, Va. - Randolph-Macon has had seven student-athletes elected to the Zeta chapter of Virginia of Phi Beta Kappa out of 32 total R-MC students elected.

Founded in 1776, The Phi Beta Kappa Society advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding liberal arts and sciences students at America's leading colleges and universities. Each chapter can elect no more than 10 percent of its graduating class. Phi Beta Kappa recognition was awarded to Randolph-Macon in 1923, and the college is one of only 10 percent of the colleges in the country so designated. Phi Beta Kappa's Greek initials are ΦBK, which mean "Love of learning is the guide of life."

These Yellow Jackets will become members after participating in the initiation ceremony on April 21, 2017:

Josh Carter, men's swimming

Matt Houle, men's soccer

Jamie Langbein, women's lacrosse

Logan O'Neill, football

Kristin Patrick, women's lacrosse

Nick Powell, football

Brody Scott, football

Two former women's soccer players and four-year student workers in the R-MC Sports Information Office were also elected to Phi Beta Kappa: Chelsea Deaton and Kaitlin Deaton.