Men’s Squash’s Rana Bansal Chosen for Phi Beta Kappa

Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot
Photo Courtesy: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– Harvard men's squash senior Rana Bansal has been elected to the College's national academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa. 

Students are selected from a pool of candidates with the highest cumulative numerical grade point averages in their academic divisions and are elected on the basis of their scholarly achievement and intellectual interest. Only48 undergraduate students are chosen every fall. 

Phi Beta Kappa is an academic honors society committed to the promotion of scholarship in the liberal arts and sciences among the students of American colleges. Alpha Iota of Massachusetts at Harvard, founded in 1781, is the oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in continual existence. 

Bansal opened his season with a comeback five-game victory (5-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5) against Tufts' Neel Das on Nov. 28. The men's squash team returns to action Wednesday at the Murr Center Courts at 5 p.m. against Dartmouth.