PROVIDENCE, RI - Brown University senior Eliza Marshall (North Andover, MA) was one of 102 Brown seniors elected to the Rhode Island Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa on April 17. The Bears' captain this past season, Marshall has been a key contributor on the women's soccer team for the past four years, recently earning the team's Sarah Nicholson Memorial Award at the team banquet. Marshall currently has a 4.0 GPA and is concentrating in Political Science.
Founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States. Phi Beta Kappa encourages intellectual distinction among undergraduates by recognizing outstanding academic accomplishment in the course of a broad liberal education.
Brown's chapter was founded in 1830. Seniors who are inducted must have completed at least 28 courses and have achieved at least 23 grades of A or S with Distinction in their first seven semesters. At least two-fifths of the courses must be in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and/or pure mathematics. According to the Laws of the Rhode Island Alpha, "no more than one-sixth of the undergraduate members of a graduating class shall be elected members."
Marshall started all 17 games at forward and finished with six points (1g, 4a), while leading the Bears with four assists. During her career, Marshall played in 63 games, starting 51. An Honorable Mention All-Ivy and Second Team CoSIDA Capital One All-District selection in 2011, Marshall was selected to play in the 2012 NEWISA Senior Game. She was also honored as Brown's RIAIAW Distinguished Student-Athlete of the Year in 2011. For her career, Marshall posted totals of 27 points (9g, 9a), including two game-winning goals in 63 games, 51 starts.