Spring 2017 Chapter Update

The brothers of Tennessee Zeta had a very successful—and fun—second semester during the 2016-17 academic year. Here is a brief overview.

Academics

Our chapter average GPA was a 3.1 this semester. This chapter GPA was on par with last year’s average.

Sports

A number of our brothers play crucial roles on their respective athletic teams here at Rhodes and their hard work certainly paid off this year. This semester, Rhodes won conference in Men’s Lacrosse, Men’s Baseball, and Men’s Golf, all teams in which TNZ members participated. To highlight a few individual accomplishments: Sophomore John Tooher led the lacrosse team to victory in the regular season title game scoring 2 goals in the last 37 seconds of the game; Sophomore Nick Bosma led the baseball team in home-runs with 7 this season; and, Junior Chris Harris and Senior Joey Mayo led the golf team to victory with two top-5 finishes at the conference tournament. Junior Tej Suber also had a very impressive season with the track team, setting three new college records in Discus, Hammer, and Weight Throw.

Social

On the social scene, we had three events in the second half of the semester that were very successful. The annual Jungle Party was a huge success, due in large part to the great relationship we have built with Campus Safety. Our second larger event was a charity event for St. Jude in which we raised over $1,000. There is a video being made documenting this event and the rest of our Rites of Spring weekend that should be ready to publish soon. And finally, Paddy. As always, Paddy Murphy is easily our favorite event of the year. From the procession across campus, to the dinner in the lodge, and finally to the venue in midtown, it was a huge success.

Graduating Seniors

We would like to congratulate all our seniors on graduating and wish them luck in all their future endeavors. A few of them will be remaining in Memphis to complete their Master’s in accounting, so we look forward to seeing them return in the fall. Below is complete list of our seniors and what they are pursuing:

Peter Baricev – International Paper
Henry Castner – Logistics in Austin
Joey Mayo – will play professional golf in the Fall
Luke Malanchuk – Graduate School at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Sam Allen – Rhodes Masters in Accounting
MG Jadick – Rhodes Masters in Accounting
JJ Weir – Rhodes Masters in Accounting
Will Strong – will play professional golf in the Fall
Ben Bentley – Law School
Pat West – Graystone Services
Sam Yarborough – Merril Lynch
Pete Showalter – Construction Firm in Austin
Hogan Crosby – Axa Insurance
Brandon Box – Traveling
Jack Ingalls – Ram Tool Construction Supply
Connor Monks – Peace Corps
Tyler Douglas – Rhodes Masters in Accounting