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February 27, 2021

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ONU accepted into National College Athlete Honor Society

First induction ceremony on Honors Day in Spring 2021

Ohio Northern University has been accepted into the National College Athlete Honor Society as the Ohio Omega Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma (XAΣ), which recognizes student-athletes from accredited four-year NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA, and USCAA institutions who excel in both the classroom and competition.

Chi Alpha Sigma, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1996 by then DePauw University head football coach Nick Mourouzis.

His goal was 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.

In order to be inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, a student-athlete must attend a four-year accredited college or university that is a member of the NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA, or USCAA.

The honoree also must achieve at least junior academic standing by the fifth semester or seventh quarter, as determined by the certifying institution, and must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade-point average of a 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale).

Mark Cruea, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Athletics Representative, will serve as advisor for Ohio Northern's chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma. The first induction ceremony will be held on Honors Day in Spring 2021.