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Chi Alpha Sigma inducts more than 9,000 student-athletes in 2020-21 academic year

RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- More than 9,000 student-athletes were welcomed into Chi Alpha Sigma during the 2020-21 academic year, the National College Athlete Honor Society announced today.


The organization saw a total of 9,086 student-athletes representing four-year institutions from across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA, and USCAA recognized for their combined athletic and academic achievement over the last year. The 2020-21 mark is the most on record in organization history, topping the 2019-20 high of 7,368 by more than 700 inductees, and the 2019-20 mark of 6,537 more than 2,500.

“To see this many student-athletes recognized for excellence in and out of the classroom is staggering in the best way possible,” Kellen Wells-Mangold,


North Central College welcomed its 14th Chi Alpha Sigma Class this past spring. (Photo: North Central College)

Executive Director of the National College Athlete Honor Society, said. “It is with great pride that we welcome these exceptional young people to Chi Alpha Sigma.”

Chi Alpha Sigma is the first and only national scholar-athlete society to honor four-year collegiate student-athletes who have excelled in both the classroom and in athletic competition. Chi Alpha Sigma recognizes college student-athletes who receive a varsity letter in their sport, achieve junior academic standing or higher after their fifth full-time semester, and earn a 3.4 or higher cumulative grade point average.


Membership renewals for the 2021-22 academic year are now open for active Chi Alpha Sigma chapters, while institutions interested in starting a chapter can apply here. Advisors, student-athletes, and supporters can follow Chi Alpha Sigma on Facebook and Twitter.


The National College Athlete Honor Society, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1996. Chi Alpha Sigma works with state chapters of four-year institutions to recognize college student-athletes who succeed in their sport and in the classroom.

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