Four Student-Athletes to be Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Four Student-Athletes to be Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Eickelberg, Mulligan, Stanley, Palasik to Join Exclusive Academic Honor Society

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Four Washington College student-athletes will be among the 34 new members of the Theta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the most prestigious national academic honor society for undergraduate students in liberal studies, to be inducted Wednesday night.

Two of the captains of the Washington College women's lacrosse team will be inducted - senior midfielder/defender Ann Eickelberg (Amityville, NY/St. John the Baptist) and senior defender Caroline Stanley (Freeland, MD/Hereford).  Eickelberg is majoring in Math, while Stanley is majoring in Environmental Studies.

One of the captains of the women's rowing team, Kendall Mulligan (Southbury, CT/Westover School), will be inducted. Mulligan is majoring in Art. 

Brittany Palasik (Severna Park, MD/Archbishop Spalding), who was a standout field hockey player for the Shorewomen for three years, is the other student-athlete to be inducted. Palasik was admitted to the University of Maryland's pharmacy school a year early and is currently completing her B.S. in Biology from Washington College while in her first year of pharmacy school.

According to its web site, "Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities." 

Only about 10 percent of American colleges and universities have Phi Beta Kappa chapters and only about 10 percent of the graduates of those institutions are selected for membership.