ORONO, Maine -- It has been announced that swimmer, John Carlucci (Danbury, Conn.) has been inducted into the Sophomore Owls Honor Society. Carlucci, a marine sciences major, was inducted into the prestigious honor society earlier in the week.
The Sophomore Owls, a men's organization, was founded in 1909 at the University for the purpose of "instilling Maine spirit in the two lower classes and promoting harmony between them, and to interest preparatory school athletes toward entering the University of Maine and to aid them whenever possible." The Senior Skulls started the Sophomore Owls in 1909 to help incoming freshman adjust to the University.
Carlucci competes in the fly and the backstroke events for the Black Bears and set five new school records this past season, in the 200-yard butterfly, 200 and 400-yard IM and the 200 and 400-yard medley relay.
The Sophomore Owls Society is one of the four all-inclusive honor societies at the University of Maine that have come to represent the top 1% of their respective classes. The Owls take pride in the rich tradition here at the University of Maine and serve to give back to the University with events such as the Haunted Trail, and Battle of the Bands. The Society works closely with the students, administration, the Senior Skull Society and the President of the University.
Selection to the society is based on a variety of strong skills including leadership, community involvement, character, academics and commitment to the University of Maine.