Kappa Alpha Psi Rhodes Scholar Teams With U.S. Department of the Interior
Former Florida State All-American defensive back Myron Rolle of Kappa Alpha Psi is working with the Dept. of the Interior on a program aimed at improving the health and physical fitness of American Indians. While at FSU, he started a foundation while working with the Seminole tribe. His foundation and the Dept. of the Interior will fund the "Our Way to Health" programs at five Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools in Arizona and New Mexico this fall. Rolle begins his medical anthropology studies at Oxford soon and hopes to play pro football after his time at Oxford.
SAE Hall of Fame Broadcaster Ernie Harwell Says Goodbye to Fans
Three Greeks in 2009 Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame Induction Class
September 19, 2009 Delt Fan Catches Foul Ball for Daughter, But She Throws It Back
At a recent Philadelphia Phillies home game versus the Washington Nationals, Steve Monforto, a Stevens Tech Delta Tau Delta alumnus, caught his fist-ever foul ball, hit by Phillies outfielder Jayson Werth. He was sitting in upper deck seats with his wife Kathleen and three-year old daughter Emily. After high fives and crowd cheers, he handed the ball proudly to Emily, who promptly threw it forward into the lower deck. Steve then gave his daughter a big hug and the entire sequence, whic was shown on the game telecast, was picked nationally by sports networks, the Internet and Major League Baseball's website. Several days later, the entire Monforto family appeared on the "Today" show and were given Phillies jerseys by Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera. Fortunately, no one in the lower deck was hit by Emily's throw and the Phillies replaced the foul ball with another game ball.
Pi Kappa Alpha’s Nielsen Wins Dick’s Sporting Goods Open
Golfer Lonnie Nielsen, a member of Pi Kappa Alpha from University of Iowa, shot a 9-under 63 in the final round to win $247,500 at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open at Endicott, NY. He finished the Champions Tour three-round tournament with a 21-under total of 195 strokes, the lowest winning score in the three year history of the event. It was Nielsen's second win since joining the Champions Tour in 2005, having previously won the 2007 Commodore Bank Championship.
Four Greeks Chosen for 2009 Texas Sports Hall of Fame Class
The Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco, TX announced it's 2009 induction class and four alumni of NIC member fraternities were selected. They are former AFL co-founder and Houston Oilers owner Bud Adams (Sigma Chi); former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Chuck Howley (Sigma Chi); former major league pitcher Burt Hooton (Kappa Alpha Order); and Cowboys defensive end Harvey Martin (Kappa Alpha Psi).