Delta Zeta receives highest GPA recognition for Region XI

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Delta Zeta receives highest GPA recognition for Region XI

February 11, 2010

Delta Zeta
Members of Northwestern’s Delta Zeta sorority were recognized for a job well done for holding the highest GPA in Region XI for the spring 2009 semester. Members pictured are (Back row, L to R) Cortney Brackage, Tori Fleener, Kristie Harris, Ashlynn Frey, Danna Bickford, Sarah Finch and Cayenne Towns Criswell; (Middle row, L to R) Kayla Knabe Gilchrist, Breanna Bergdall, Breanna Gossen, Francis Martinez and Ariel Moore; (Front row, L to R) Amanda Goodman and Ruth Anne Fox. Not pictured are Emilee Beard, Rebecca Fenton, Ericka Parker, Ryan Rapp and Aryka Harding. 

Members of the Delta Zeta sorority at Northwestern Oklahoma State University have been honored for having the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) in their region - Region XI - for the spring 2009 semester.

Northwestern’s Delta Zeta sorority members achieved a 3.49 GPA to place third overall in the nation behind the University of Florida and Northwestern University. There are 17 regions that make up Delta Zeta sororities.

Other universities in Region XI include University of Central Oklahoma, Louisiana State University, University of New Orleans, Nicholls State University, University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas State and Arkansas Tech.

“We are very proud of the girls,” said Rhonda Cook, instructor of health and sports sciences and sponsor. “It’s an honor for them to be recognized for their hard work.”

Currently, the group has 18 active members. Members who were part of the GPA achievement in spring 2009 and current members include Amanda Goodman, Mooreland freshman; Ariel Moore, Corpus Christi, Texas, freshman; Aryka Harding, Alva senior; Ashlynn Frey, Lahoma junior; Breanna Bergdall, Douglas freshman; Breanna Gossen, Corn freshman; Cayenne Towns Criswell, Alva senior; Cortney Brakhage, Lahoma freshman; Danna Bickford, Barnsdall freshman; Emilee Beard, Alva freshman; Ericka Parker, Enid freshman; Francis Martinez, Alva senior; Kayla Knabe Gilchrist, Alva junior; Kristie Harris, Chester freshman; Rebecca Fenton, Kiowa, Kan., junior; Ruth Anne Fox, Alva freshman; Ryan Rapp, Wakita senior; Sarah Finch, Yukon freshman; Tori Fleener, Buffalo freshman; and Kacey Zibton and Jodie Bradford, recent graduates.

Cook, Karen Koehn and Mary Margaret Miller sponsor the sorority on campus.

The Delta Omicron Chapter at Northwestern is one of 165 chapters that stretch from coast to coast. Delta Zeta Sorority is collectively known for having one of the largest numbers of college chapters along with 250 alumni chapters in all 50 states, as well as in The United Kingdom and Canada.

To learn more about Northwestern’s Delta Zeta sorority, visit or contact Cook at or (580) 327-8628.