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53 Bearcats inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma honor society

by Saint Vincent Athletics | May 02, 2023

LATROBE, PA – On Sunday, April 30, 53 Saint Vincent College student-athletes were inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, the national scholar-athlete society to honor student-athletes who excelled in both the classroom and in athletic competition.


The Bearcat student-athletes were inducted in a ceremony held at the Fred M. Rogers Center.

Chi Alpha Sigma recognizes undergraduate college student-athletes who participate in a sport at the varsity level, achieve junior academic standing or higher after their fifth full-time semester, and hold a 3.4 or higher cumulative grade point average.

The 2023 Saint Vincent College inductees included:

Kylie Albertson (women's soccer), senior early childhood education major from Hagerstown, Maryland.

Carly Augustine (women's volleyball), senior management major from Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Sara Basala (women's swimming and lacrosse), senior biochemistry major from Somerset, Pennsylvania.

Mercedes Belch (women's bowling), graduate student in the Master of Science in curriculum and instruction program from Butler, Pennsylvania.

Lizzie Bender (women's basketball), junior communication major from Twinsburg, Ohio.

Anna Betz (women's basketball), senior early childhood education major from Pittsburgh (15227).

Haley Bicko (softball), junior psychology major from Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Matias Bugallo (men's basketball), junior economics/mathematics major from Buenos Aires.

Joe Bujdos (men's cross country/track and field), senior mathematics/engineering major from Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Sydney Campbell (women's soccer), junior biology major from Moon Township, Pennsylvania.

Christian Ciecierski (football), junior biochemistry major from Murrysville, Pa.

Lauren Connors (women's swimming), senior early childhood education major from Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania.

Elise Debrot (women's swimming), senior early childhood education major from New Providence, New Jersey.

Bridget Doyle (women's lacrosse), junior history major from Pittsburgh (15228).

Maggie Edwards (women's lacrosse), junior management major from North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.

Olivia Emmonds (women's bowling), senior biology major from Ford Cliff, Pennsylvania.

Nikki Friendshuh (women's volleyball), senior nursing major from Copper Center, Alaska.

Caleb Green (football), senior criminology, law, and society major from Claymont, Delaware.

Tanisha Grewal (women's soccer), junior biology major from Grantville, Pennsylvania.

Taylor Hochard (women's lacrosse), junior finance major from Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Cameron Hyde (baseball), senior accounting major from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Lucia Johnson (women's soccer), junior biology major from Kensington, Maryland.

RJ Kenna (men's lacrosse), junior economics major from Manassas, Virginia.

Lindsey Kocjancic (women's volleyball), senior biology major from Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania.

Jackie Koehler (women's bowling), junior communication major from Rockledge, Florida.

Katie Kozy (women's swimming), senior mathematics major from Pittsburgh (15205).

Jeremy Kreuzwieser (baseball), junior health science major from Canfield, Ohio.

Joel Loomis (football), junior management major from Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania.

Cara Luallen (women's swimming/lacrosse), senior engineering major from Pataskala, Ohio.

Ella Marconi (women's basketball), senior nursing major from Kane, Pennsylvania.

Andres Mateos Carrion (men's soccer), junior engineering major from Alicante, Spain.

Colten McCutcheon (men's golf), senior finance major from Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Julia Mikita (women's swimming), senior early childhood education major from Verona, Pennsylvania.

Kaitlyn Morrison (bowling), senior history major from Sunbury, Ohio.

Caroline Mullineaux (women's lacrosse), senior health science major from Keymar, Maryland.

Jessica Persin (women's soccer/lacrosse), senior biology from Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Olivia Persin (softball), junior mathematics, computer science and data science major from Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Connor Petrunak (football), junior history major from Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Luciana Polk (women's volleyball/lacrosse), junior health and physical education major from Pittsburgh (15243).

Angela Popovich (women's tennis), senior psychology major from Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Amanda Pugliano (women's swimming), a senior integrated science major from Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

Evan Ray (men's tennis/track and field), a senior finance major from Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Andrew Root (baseball), a junior history major from New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

Jordan Sabol (baseball), a senior business data analytics major from Export, Pennsylvania.

Kris Smith (men's swimming), a senior engineering major from Freeport, Grand Bahamas.

Brendan Thiele (men's golf), a senior business administration major from Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

Austin Tirpak (baseball), a junior management major from North Versailles, Pennsylvania.

Lauren Turkovich (women's volleyball/lacrosse), a junior digital arts and media major from Jeannette, Pennsylvania.

Georgie Volna (women's lacrosse), a senior marketing major from Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Madison Weber (women's basketball), a senior psychology major from Grampian, Pennsylvania.

Alana Winkler (women's basketball), a senior communication major from Wexford, Pennsylvania.

Chi Alpha Sigma was founded in 1996 by then DePauw University football coach Nick Mourouzis. Chi Alpha Sigma continues to provide outstanding student-athletes with an opportunity to become connected within a fraternal association that aligns their educational and athletic successes for a lifetime.

There are more than 317 Chi Alpha Sigma chapters across the country, including institutions of all three NCAA classifications, as well as the NAIA, National Christian College Athletic Association and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.