ONEONTA, NY — Kayla Distin of Fulton was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society, on April 9.
Distin, who is majoring in Human Biology, Child and Family Studies, is a member of the soccer team at SUNY Oneonta.
Distin was one of 28 scholar-athletes inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma during a luncheon held in celebration of National Student Athlete Day and NCAA Division III Week.
To qualify for induction into Chi Alpha Sigma, a student must have achieved at least junior standing with a cumulative 3.4 grade point average while earning a varsity letter in an NCAA intercollegiate sport.
Each student athlete must also be of good moral character and have the endorsement of both the head coach of his or her sport and the chapter president.
SUNY Oneonta features outstanding and accessible faculty, students committed to academics and community service, exceptional technology, a modern field house and athletic facilities, and a beautiful campus.
Athletes compete on 21 teams at the NCAA Division III level, and the college is a member of the SUNYAC conference.
A liberal arts institution with a strong focus on undergraduate research, SUNY Oneonta continually gains recognition for delivering excellence and value.
The college has been included on Kiplinger’s list of “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” and Kiplinger’s list of “10 Best Public Colleges With Lowest Debt at Graduation.” The college is also included on U.S. News and World Report list of the best public institutions in the region. The college enrolls 6,000 students in its 70 undergraduate majors and 15 graduate programs.