March 29, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. –
Three Florida State student-athletes were inducted into Phi Eta Sigma Monday night. The National Honor Society for college freshmen welcomed 907 students including diver Aleia Monden, football player Myron Rolle and distance runner Amanda Skillen.
Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society whose goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning. The oldest and largest freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded in 1923 and chartered at The Florida State University in 1955. Phi Eta Sigma now has more than 300 chapters throughout the United States with over 800,000 members.
All students who have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 GPA at the end of any full-time curricular period during their freshman year are eligible for membership. The Florida State University chapter undertakes several service projects, including peer academic advising.
Rolle, a rover on the FSU football team, was named a first team freshman All-American and the ACC’s defensive rookie of the year by the Sporting News. Monden, a native of Hawaii, finished in fourth place at the ACC Championships in the one-meter this past February. Skillen contributed to the Seminole’s meet title at the FSU Invitational in 2006.