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Nine Student-Athletes Earn Phi Beta Kappa Distinction

Nine Student-Athletes Earn Phi Beta Kappa Distinction

The Phi Beta Kappa honor society announced its final inductions last week, with nine Harvard student-athletes on the list – seven among the Final Senior selections, one on the Senior 48 and one on the Junior 24 list.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --
The Phi Beta Kappa honor society announced its final inductions last week, with nine Harvard student-athletes on the list – seven among the Final Senior selections, one on the Senior 48 and one on the Junior 24 list. The group joins the Alpha Chapter of Massachusetts and includes Rana Bansal (men's squash), Samuel Goldman (wrestling), Hayley Isenberg (women's basketball), Min Kim (women's rugby), Maya Miklos (women's track and field), Hannah Natanson (women's soccer), Daniel Tran (men's swimming and diving), Eric Wang (men's lacrosse), and Elana Wu-Yan (women's lightweight crew).

To earn induction into Harvard's chapter of the nation's oldest honor society as a Junior 24 or Senior 48 students must have completed two and a half years of undergraduate study at Harvard College and submit copies of his/her transcript, along with two letters of recommendation. After narrowing the choices, the selection committee makes its decision off a variety of factors, including grade point average, difficulty of courses taken and research participation. Students being considered for Final Senior selection in May are not informed they are being considered. Rather, elections are conducted by Chapter officers in consultation with Directors of Undergraduate Studies in the relevant concentrations, on the basis of transcripts and departmental honors recommendations. Students will only be notified if they have been elected.

Bansal, an economics concentrator, was a contributor on Harvard's national championship men's squash team.

Goldman, a computer science concentrator, has been a valuable member of the wrestling team since arriving at Harvard. He appeared in over 30 matches in his time at Harvard.

Isenberg, a government concentrator was a two-year letterwinner on the women's basketball team and a member of the Harvard College Honor Council.

Kim, an applied mathematics concentrator, played as a back for the women's rugby team.

Miklos, a mathematics and physics concentrator, is a standout on the women's track and field team and was an Outdoor Heps champion in the 400m hurdles and Indoor Heps champion in the 500m this past year. She earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors this spring.

Natanson, an English concentrator, was a two-year letterwinner on the women's soccer team and has served as a reporter for the Washington Post.

Tran, an economics concentrator, was a standout on the Harvard's men swimming and diving team. He qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials as a first-year. He served as the team's co-captain and recorded Harvard's second-fastest times in 100 back and 200 back in his senior year.

Wang, an economics concentrator, was a midfielder on the men's lacrosse team, scoring his first career goal against Penn in April.

Wu-Yan, a computer science concentrator, sat in the four seat on the third varsity eight boat for the women's lightweight crew team.

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