One of the St. John's Red Storm's six rotational players from 2011-12 is being presented with a prestigious honor.
The University announced on Friday afternoon that junior forward God`sgift Achiuwa will be inducted into the St. John's President's Society, one of the institution's highest honors, this April. Achiuwa, originally from Nigeria, transferred to St. John's this year from Erie Community College in near Buffalo.
"[The President's Society] consists of those students who combine scholarship, integrity, and maturity with leadership skills demonstrated by their significant contribution to the extracurricular life of the University," St. John's described of the Society in a press release.
Those who are inducted into the Society (usually incoming seniors) are expected to serve the University at special events, as they are viewed as worthy representations of the school. The honor sets to help these students build connections for their future and grow closer to the St. John's community.
Achiuwa finished his first campaign with the Johnnies averaging third on the team (Harrison, Harkless) in scoring with 9.4 points per game and second (Harkless) in rebounding with 5.8 boards per contest.
Mariana Barrios (women's golf), Gabriela Petkova (volleyball), Alex Naples (men's soccer), and Emily Trefry (pep band) were also selected to be inducted alongside Achiuwa next month.
The President's Society, which has been selecting students conveying leadership since 1968, is one of the many illustrations of the rich tradition and history at St. John's.
"We are extremely proud of all of our student-athletes that have the opportunity to serve in the University's President's Society," Athletic Director Chris Monasch said. "They represent the best of St. John's, and personify our Red Storm Athletics Mission of 'Win. Graduate. Serve'."