NORMAN, Okla. - Senior Stephanie Webb and junior Brandon DeKock were among the 150 student initiates of Phi Kappa Phi, a national honorary society, in ceremonies held recently on the University of Oklahoma campus.

Webb, of Bartlesville, Okla., has a 4.0 grade point average in chemical engineering and was named to the Big 12 All-Academic team and the 10-member Verizon Academic All-District Women's Spring At-Large first team earlier this month. DeKock, of Enid, Okla., has a 4.0 grade point average in mechanical engineering.

Phi Kappa Phi was established in 1897 as an honorary society that recognizes outstanding scholarship in all fields of study. Today there are 281 chapters and more than 800,000 members. The OU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was chartered on April 26, 1990.

Students eligible for membership in Phi Kappa Phi include last-term juniors who rank in the top five percent of their class and seniors and graduate students who rank in the top 10 percent of their colleges. Students in all academic disciplines are eligible for membership.

Webb was a leader for the Sooner cross country and track distance squads. Webb had a career best in the 5000-meter run on Saturday at the Big 12 Championship. She also posted the best time on the team in the indoor 3000-meter run and the outdoor 3000-meter run. She had the second best 1500-meter time on the team as well.

An honors scholar at OU, she was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree in track and earned Academic All-Big 12 honors in cross country three times. A multi-time Dean's and President's Honor Roll selection, Webb was named as a Phillips 66 Classroom Champion and has been on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll eight times.

DeKock was injured throughout the past season and did not compete.