Thirty-five Saint Michael's student-athletes were inducted into 14 different academic honor societies during the 2012-13 school year, including six into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and largest academic honor society.
The Saint Michael's Department of Athletics announced its 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame class on Friday, with five new members set to be enshrined at the 26th annual Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday evening, Sept. 20, at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Burlington.
A large contingent of Saint Michael's students who studied away from campus during the 2012-13 school year were also Purple Knight student-athletes, as 22 among the 151 who took advantage of the opportunity through the College's Study Abroad Office donned Purple and Gold during the academic year:
Saint Michael's seniors Megan Olsen and Eric Parziale both earned the Roger F. Keleher '15 Award on Thursday, drawing an accolade that has been presented to outstanding scholar-athletes of the College's graduating class who maintain high scholastic averages since 1954.
Seven Saint Michael's students and a pair of head coaches were recognized with major awards on Wednesday evening at the Athletic Department's 66th Annual Block 'M' Awards Dinner in the Ross Sports Center. Each of the 21 programs also honored their Coaches Award winners.
The Saint Michael's Department of Athletics recognized its inaugural class of Chi Alpha Sigma inductees on Friday in the midst of celebrating the 26th annual National Student-Athlete Day, 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.
Local ninth grader Erin Scott has enlisted the Saint Michael's men's and women's basketball teams to help with the second annual Basketball Buddies next Tuesday, April 2, playing a role in a free clinic for special-needs athletes and their peers in the Ross Sports Center.
In the wake of the fatal bus accident involving the Seton Hill women's lacrosse team on Saturday, the Saint Michael's men's and women's lacrosse squads will join college and high school teams from around the region in holding Play 4 Seton Hill events over the next four days.