NEW YORK – Senior goalkeeper Michael Attal has been selected to the New York Delta Junior Phi Beta Kappa Society. Attal is the lone Columbia student-athlete among the 23 inductees for the Fall 2013.

Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

The ideal Phi Beta Kappan has demonstrated intellectual integrity, tolerance for other views and a broad range of academic interests. Each year, about one college senior in a hundred, nationwide, is invited to join Phi Beta Kappa.

Attal, a double major in mathematics-statistics and financial economics, recently completed his four-year career as a member of the men’s soccer team, posting a career 0.95 goal-against average. He will officially be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on Jan. 31, 2014, in a ceremony at Faculty House.