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Swimmer becomes first student-athlete named Dean William Tate Scholar

UGA swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and was named the organization’s 2016 Dean William Tate Scholar.

The Dean William Tate Scholar is an award given annually to an outstanding inductee of Phi Beta Kappa, having earned a perfect 4.0 in his or her field of study. Van Landeghem, a senior studying psychology, is UGA’s first-ever student-athlete to receive the award.

During the ceremony, the Olympic bronze medalist, nine-time SEC champion and one-time NCAA champion, gave remarks to the newly inducted Phi Beta Kappa class and was presented with a Phi Beta Kappa key.

Other student-athletes inducted into Phi Beta Kappa were fellow swimmer Patrick Humphreys and equestrians Liza Finsness and Allie Harbert.

Humphreys is a junior from Athens studying biochemistry and molecular biology, and Spanish. He was chosen for the SEC Academic Honor Roll during his freshman and sophomore years and serves as one of the swimming and diving representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Finsness, a senior from Wellington, Florida, is studying biology. She was named the 2015-16 SEC Rider of the Year on Equitation on the Flat and was named First-Team NCEA Academic All-American. Harbert, also a senior, is from Orlando, Florida, and has twice been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.