April 24, 2013
COLUMBIA, Mo-- Friday, April 19, was Tap Day at the University of Missouri. On this day, Mizzou's most dedicated and influential students are "tapped" into secret societies based on their achievements in the community. Tiger junior Kate Gallagher became a member of two secret societies as she was double tapped into the Mystical Seven and Mortar Board organizations.
As a member of Missouri's women's golf team, Gallagher maintains a daily balance of academics and sport as she was named to the National Golf Coaches Association's All-American Scholar team in her freshman year. She is the incoming President of Mizzou's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and through the organization she has participated in many community service activities working with local organizations including the Boys & Girls Club. Gallagher traveled to Joplin, Mo., to assist with tornado recovery efforts this past year as well. She is a member of the Cornell Leadership Program, and she has been named a finalist for the Director of Athletics Leadership Award this spring.
The Mystical Seven organization taps seven outstanding men and women on campus for membership based on their good deeds and selfless leadership and service to the campus and community.
Mortar Board is a national honor society for college seniors, which was created to facilitate cooperation among senior honor societies, to contribute to the self-awareness of its members, to promote equal opportunities among all people, to emphasize the advancement of the status of women (though now includes any gender), to support the ideals of the University, to advance a spirit of scholarship, to recognize and encourage leadership, to provide service, and to establish the opportunity for a meaningful exchange of ideas as individuals and as a group. Members must have a grade point average above 3.3 and junior class standing.
On the course, Gallagher competed in four fall tournaments this year, earning her best finish at the Chip-N Club Invitational. She tied for 26th overall, recording a season-low 238 strokes.