Cougar News
Men's Soccer - Mon, Dec. 3, 2012

MAYFIELD, Ky. – The Mid-Continent University men's soccer team is no stranger to success both on the field and in the classroom. The program has produced a national championship, along with numerous conference titles on the field, and in the classroom, the Cougars have seen their fair share of Scholar Athletes. On Saturday, however, junior Jamison Imhoff received an honor that has been bestowed on only a handful of Mid-Continent soccer players – induction into Sigma Beta Delta, the International Honor Society of Business, Management, and Administration.

"We are very proud of Jamison, and of what he has been able to accomplish at Mid-Continent," said Athletic Director Kevin Imhoff – who also happens to be Jamison's father. "To be a varsity athlete in any sport and still excel in the classroom as Jamison has is a great accomplishment."


Imhoff has tallied varsity goals in each of his three seasons on the field for the Cougars, and all the while, he has maintained a 3.86 grade point average in the classroom. He has been recognized as a TranSouth Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete in each of the past two seasons, and in 2012 he garnered National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar Athlete recognition as well.


"It is a great honor for me to become a member of Sigma Beta Delta," Jamison said. "I have worked hard over the last few years, and it is awesome to get recognized for my hard work. I am glad that I have an opportunity to represent my school and team in a good way."


Sigma Beta Delta was established in 1994 by the Board of Governors of Beta Gamma Sigma, with founding chapters at Belmont University, Houston Baptist University, McKendree College, Morehouse College, North Carolina State University, Saint Leo College, and Southern University. By the end of the chartering period on June 30, 1995, the Honor Society had added 54 additional charter chapters. As of the end of 2010, Sigma Beta Delta is comprised of 333 chapters in 47 states, along with two international chapters. The local chapter at Mid-Continent University was established in 2008, and in order to achieve membership, a business student must rank in the top 10-percent of the junior, senior, or master's class and be invited to membership by the chapter's faculty officers. Imhoff was the only traditional student to be invited into membership in 2012 at Mid-Continent.