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Chi Alpha Sigma inductees top 9,000 for second year in a row

RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- More than 9,000 new student-athletes were welcomed into Chi Alpha Sigma (XAΣ) for the second consecutive academic year, the National College Athlete Honor Society announced today.


The organization saw a total of 9,351 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 during the 2021-22 academic year. That mark is the most on-record in organization history, surpassing last year’s total of 9,105. 


“It is outstanding to see so many student-athletes across all levels of college athletics achieving so much in and out of competition,” Kellen Wells-Mangold, Executive Director of the National College


Alabama State University (Alabama Iota Chapter) was among more than 200 chapters nationwide from all levels of NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA, and USCAA to celebrate Chi Alpha Sigma inductions this past academic year.

Athlete Honor Society, said. “We are extremely proud to welcome another exceptional class of young people into Chi Alpha Sigma.”


This is the fourth consecutive academic year that inductee totals have increased. A total of 6,528 inductees were reported in 2018-19, with the number rising to 7,283 in 2019-20, and jumping to 9,105 last year.


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 2022-23 academic year are now open for active Chi Alpha Sigma chapters, while institutions interested in starting a chapter can apply here. Enrollment dues for the initial academic year are $150. Chapter dues cover the institution’s entire athletic department, regardless of the number of student-athletes inducted.


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. Theta Chi Alpha and Chi Alpha Sigma work with state chapters of two- and four-year institutions, respectively, to recognize college student-athletes who excel in their sport, the classroom, and the community. The National College Athlete Honor Society is part of an athletics community made of diverse groups and supports all efforts in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


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