Seniors Keith Goldner and Jillian Marini were named Greek Man and Greek Woman of Winter Quarter by the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association on Friday.
The award goes to the “most well-rounded” Greek individuals, according to IFC Director of Public Relations Brad Stewart, a Medill sophomore. Chapter presidents nominate a person from their respective fraternity or sorority, and the IFC and Panhellenic Association executive boards then select winners for the quarter. Nominees are evaluated based on contributions to their chapters and to the wider Greek community on campus, in addition to GPA considerations.
Goldner, a Weinberg senior, serves as Sergeant-at-Arms and Athletics Chair at Pi Kappa Alpha. Besides his exceptional grades and activity in the fraternity during the winter, Goldner’s extensive independent research and work in sports analytics helped him garner the honor. Over the past two years, he has worked with such professional basketball teams as the Oklahoma City Thunder and Philadelphia 76ers, in addition to a research stint at ESPN.
“With an award like this, it’s good to put your name out there,” Goldner said. “I’m grateful for the recognition and I’ll keep working to maintain that type of reputation for the fraternity and for myself.”
Marini holds several positions at Alphi Chi Omega, including Vice President of Fraternal Relations, Vice President of Risk Management and Greekbuild Chair. The Bienen senior could not be reached for comment.
With the award, Goldner and Marini will each receive a cash scholarship of $250.
The announcement of Greek Man and Woman comes on the heels of spring recruitment, which begins Monday.