Schaefer to be Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Chapter
April 9, 2008
LUBBOCK, Texas - David Schaefer will become the first male student-athlete at Texas Tech to earn induction into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Society when the Texas Tech Chapter honors its newest class Wednesday. Schaefer is one of 85 students that will be recognized at the Allen Theater on the Tech campus at 4 p.m.
Throughout his career at Texas Tech, Schaefer has maintained a level of academic excellence that has resulted in a 3.727 grade point average in biochemistry. Scheduled to graduate in May, Schaefer has been accepted and is planning to attend medical school at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in the fall.
A nominee for male student-athlete of the year at Texas Tech, Schaefer played four seasons for the Red Raiders after redshirting the 2003 season. The Cisco, Texas, native was fixture on Tech's special teams and was a key blocker in the offensive backfield.
The Texas Tech Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was installed and its first class of students inducted April 11, 2007. Four female student-athletes were among the inaugural class last year. Early in each spring semester, eligible junior and senior undergraduate students are considered for election to the society. An invitation to membership is considered one of the highest academic honors bestowed on a student.
Phi Beta Kappa was founded December 5, 1776, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. Chapters were formed shortly thereafter at Harvard and Yale, and the society has been in continuous existence ever since.