MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – On Wednesday, Dec. 5, three student-athletes were inducted into Wesleyan University's Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa – the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the country. Representing Wesleyan Athletics were Zach Foster '19 (football), Shane Ross '19 (wrestling) and Mike Yablong '19 (men's ice hockey).
Phi Beta Kappa at Wesleyan is limited to 12 percent of the graduating class each year. Fall election is based on grades through the end of a student's junior year and fulfillment of the General Education Expectations. Normally, between 10 and 15 students are elected in the fall. This year, there were 16 inductees with the induction ceremony taking place on Wednesday evening in the McKelvey Room, Admissions.
Foster is a double major in Biology and the Neuroscience and Behavior Program. On the field, he had his best season yet, playing in all nine games while racking up 24 tackles and breaking up three passes.
Ross is a double major in Economics and Psychology. His 2018-19 wrestling season just began and the senior is enjoying a strong start with a 10-5 record at 149 pounds.
Yablong is an Economics major. A defender on the men's ice hockey team, Yablong has played a pivotal role in the team's strong start to the year as the Cardinals currently sit atop the NESCAC standing in first place with a 3-0-1 conference record.