Sailing’s Mollerus Selected to Join Phi Beta Kappa Society

Mollerus was one of just 24 invited to join the prestigous honor society (Gil Talbot).

CAMRBIDGE, Mass. – Andrew Mollerus, a junior on the Harvard sailing team, was honored this week as one of 24 members of the class of 2016 to receive election into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.  

Mollerus, a team captain and skipper for the Crimson, was selected to join Harvard's chapter of the nation's oldest honor society. In order to be considered for membership in the honor society, 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.

"We are very proud of Andrew," stated head coach Mike O'Connor. "He is an outstanding student and a great leader on our team. He is a tremendous example of how to be a successful student-athlete, and his work ethic on the water and in the classroom is remarkable."

The Cabot House member has been a key contributor to the success of Harvard on the water this year. He skippered the B-division boat that finished in second at the Nevins Trophy, posted a first-place B-division finish at the Hood Trophy and has two top-10 finishes this spring at St. Mary's Team Race (seventh) and the Marchiando Trophy Team Race (second).

For a complete list of Phi Beta Kappa honorees, click HERE.