May 1, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. - Wolfpack swimmer Julianna Prim has been selected to the NC State chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Acceptance into the prestigious society is one of the highest academic honors that an NC State student can earn.
The junior from Yadkinville, N.C., has a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average in biological sciences. She was named to both the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Honor Roll in 2011.
Prim, who is in her second year as a member of the NC State swim team, has seen a lot of success outside of the classroom as well. She swam the second-fastest time in school history in the 200 freestyle this season (1:47.91), and also posted the seventh-best mark in the 500 freestyle (4:54.17).
A versatile swimmer, Prim also swam the second-best mark in school history in the 200 butterfly (2:00.48), and the seventh-best time in the 100 butterfly (55.83). She was also a member of three relay teams that set school records during 2012. Prim hit NCAA B standards in five events last season.
The spring induction ceremony took place last week, with 71 student initiated into the Zeta of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa by Dr. Maxine Atkinson, president of the chapter.
Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest society for the recognition of academic excellence, established in 1776. The NC State chapter is relatively new, and was chartered on April 17, 1995, to recognize outstanding students, programs, and resources for undergraduate education in liberal arts and sciences at the university.
The purpose of Phi Beta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship, friendship, and cultural interests, and to support excellence and integrity in the pursuit of the liberal arts and sciences.