March 6, 2007
Brown junior field hockey player Katie Auriemma (Medford, NJ) was one of 39 Brown juniors to be elected into the Rhode Island Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa. A key part of the Brown backfield, Auriemma started all 16 games this past fall, while helping to lead Brown to a 9-7 overall record. In addition to her accomplishments on the field, Auriemma is also an outstanding student, earning a 4.0 GPA in Biology over her first five semesters.
Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest undergraduate organization in the United States. Members are elected on the basis of their academic records as college seniors, juniors, or, rarely, Ph.D. candidates. To be eligible for election, students must have pursued a broad program of study in the liberal arts and sciences and met other academic criteria as required by the electing chapter. Typically, no more than 10 percent of the candidates for degrees in liberal arts and sciences are elected.