December 14, 2009

Student-Athletes Inducted into Alpha Chi

DOVER, Del. - Three student-athletes were among Wesley College's 2009-10 inductees into the Delaware Gamma chapter of Alpha Chi, a national college honor society.

Field hockey junior Brooke Tadlock (Middletown, Del./Middletwon), women's tennis senior Rebecca Pennington (Earleville, Md./Bohemia Manor) and junior cross country runner Kristine Bailey (Vancouver, Wash./Evergreen) were joined by 25 other inductees in a ceremony on November 22.

Membership in Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior, and graduate classes.  The objectives of Alpha Chi are to promote and to recognize superior scholarship and those elements of character which make scholarship effective for service. The society, founded in 1922, has more than 300 chapters.  Membership is the highest academic honor on campus.

Tadlock, a nursing major, led Wesley with 11 goals, three assists and 25 points in 2009.  Six of her scores proved to be game-winners, the most in the conference.  By season's end, she moved into fourth place all-time at Wesley with 37 goals and 85 points.  She was named All-Capital Athletic Conference and to the Longstreth / NFHCA Division III All-South Region First Team.

Pennington, majoring in business management, played first singles and first doubles for Wesley in 2009.  It was her second straight year on the Wolverines top doubles team and she moved up from second singles the previous year.

Bailey is a nursing major in her first year at Wesley.  She was the Wolverines top runner in three meets this season and her time of 26:30 at the Don Cathcart Invitational was the fastest this year at 6,000 meters.

They join fellow Wolverines Michele Mules (York, Pa./Susquehannock) of women's basketball and softball and Amanda Fisher (Felton, Del./Lake Forest) of the field hockey team in Alpha Chi.  Mules and Fisher were inducted in 2008.