Three Demon Deacons Inducted Into Omicron Delta Kappa

Nov. 7, 2007

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Three Wake Forest student-athletes were recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the national leadership honor society. Redshirt junior Natalie Mullikin of volleyball, redshirt sophomore Sarah Riddle of basketball and redshirt sophomore Ben Wooster of football were all chosen for the honor by their peers.

Mullikin, a native of Lebanon, Ind., earned All-ACC and Academic All-ACC honors in 2006. She was one of just 10 players in the conference to receive both awards last season. Mullikin was a Preseason All-ACC selection in 2007 and ranks among the ACC leaders in four statistical categories. Mullikin recently broke the Wake Forest career record for block solos. A health and exercise science major, Mullikin was named to the ACC Honor Roll in 2005-06 and in 2006-07.

Riddle, a native of Lascassas, Tenn., is in her third season on the Demon Deacons women's basketball squad. After redshirting the 2005-06 season, Riddle played in 14 games last season. She averaged 0.9 points per game and 1.0 rebounds per game. An accounting major, Riddle was named to the ACC Honor Roll in 2005-06 and in 2006-07.

Wooster, a native of Atlanta, Ga., is a tight end on the Wake Forest football team. After redshirting the 2005 season, Wooster has played in 23 career games to date. He has made three special teams tackles this season. A health and exercise science major, Wooster was named to the ACC Honor Roll in 2005-06 and in 2006-07.

Three other current Wake Forest student-athletes are also members of ODK. Caitlin Chrisman of women's cross country and track, Louis Frazier of football and Charlie Mellies of baseball were inducted last April.

The Omicron Delta Kappa Society, Inc., The National Leadership Honor Society for junior and senior college students, recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character. Membership in ODK is a mark of highest distinction and honor. The Society recognizes achievement in scholarship; athletics; campus or community service, social and religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and the creative and performing arts. Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole person, both as a member of the college community and as a contributor to a better society.

ODK is unique in its organizing ideal of maintaining in one honor society a cooperative fellowship of leaders from all phases of campus life. It was the first honor society of national scope to give recognition and honor for meritorious leadership and service in extracurricular activities and to encourage development of general campus citizenship.

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