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McCormack Tapped into Omicron Delta Kappa

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Junior diver Kara McCormack was tapped into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society on Tuesday for her continued excellence in the classroom.

In order to be eligible for the award, nominees must be in the top 35 percent of their class or school within the University.

Some of the ideals of the ODK Honor Society include exemplary character, responsible leadership and service in campus life, superior scholarship, genuine fellowship, and consecration to the democratic ideal.

“We are very proud of the student-athletes tapped into ODK,” Christopher Doell, director of athletics academic services said. “It’s a tremendous honor, and it highlights their demonstrated commitment to excellence in all areas of their lives.”

McCormack, one of the top collegiate divers in the nation, has been equally impressive outside the pool. A mathematics major, McCormack was named the 2012-13 University of Miami Female Underclassman Scholar of the Year and selected to her second straight All-ACC Academic Team.

She boasts an eye-popping cumulative GPA of 3.98 GPA, has qualified for the Provost’s Honor Roll (GPA of 3.75 or higher) all four semesters as an undergraduate student, earned a spot on the President’s Honor Roll two times (perfect GPA of 4.0) and is a University of Miami Book Buster member.

McCormack, who was named the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Diver of the Year, took gold in her signature platform event at the 2013 ACC Championships in Greensboro, N.C., and also captured bronze in the 1-meter event. The Austin, Texas native earned her first career All-America recognition at the 2013 NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships in Indianapolis with a sixth-place finish in the platform, qualifying for the event with a top finish at Zone B regional qualifying.