Engineers & Student-Athletes (November 2015)

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has announced the 2015 Academic All-District™ Women’s Volleyball teams, including Division I, II, III, and college (division). All First Team Academic All-District selections advance to the national Capital One Academic All-American ballot.

There are three Tau Beta Pi members that have been named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Volleyball teams and one recent electee and one eligible candidate: (See the full list)

NCAA Division III: First team (District 1)
Tori Wuthrich – (MA B 2017) MIT, aerospace & astronautical engineering (eligible w/initiation in Feb. 2016)
NCAA Division I: First team (District 5)
Ashley T. Evans – (IN A 2018) Purdue University, mechanical engineering
NCAA Division I: First team (District 6)
Lauren E. Clarke – (ND B 2016) University of North Dakota, chemical engineering
NCAA Division III: First team (District 7)
Sarah C. Jensen – (IN B 2015) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, chemical engineering
NCAA Division I: First team (District 8)
Kerry V. Lane – (WA G 2017) Seattle University, mechanical engineering (elected w/initiation in Dec. 2015)

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WBOY-TV reported on the inaugural bubble soccer tournament hosted by the West Virginia Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at West Virginia University. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and held in memory of a WVU alumnus Charles Vest, Ph.D. (WV A ’63). See the story for video of the bubble soccer action.

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The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) has announced the 2015 Academic All-District™ Football teams, including Division I, II, III, and college (division). All First Team Academic All-District selections advance to the national Capital One Academic All-American ballot.

There are nine Tau Beta Pi members that have been named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-District Football teams and one eligible candidate: (See the full list)

2015-16 Academic All-District Football Team
NCAA Division III: First team (District 1)
1. Kevin N. Lynch – (MA A 2017) Worcester Polytechnic Institute, mechanical engineering
2. E.J. Franskevicz – (MA I 2016) Western New England University, electrical engineering
NCAA Division III: First team (District 3)
1. Mike A. Berardi – (NY S 2016) Alfred University, mechanical engineering
2. Jeff A. Weinfeld – (NY K 2016) University of Rochester, chemical engineering
NCAA Division II: First team (District 4)
Richie W. Rice – (CO A 2016) Colorado School of Mines, petroleum engineering
NCAA Division I: First Team (District 5)
1. Jimmy T. Herman – (IN A 2016) Purdue University, industrial engineering
2. Stephen Zaborsky – (OH L 2015) Youngstown State University, mechanical engineering
NCAA Division III: First Team (District 5)
Austin Smestad – (MO G 2017) Washington University in St. Louis, chemical engineering (eligible w/initiation in Dec. 2015)
NCAA Division I: First team (District 7)
Cody J. Sorensen – (ID B 2016) Idaho State University, mechanical engineering
NCAA Division I: First Team (District 8)
Justin D. Northern – (CA R 2016) California State University, Fresno, mechanical engineering

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