Given the amount of talent due back for the 2014-15 season, Yale is seen by some as the biggest threat to Harvard’s current reign as the class of the Ivy League. One of those players returning was supposed to be forward Brandon Sherrod, who averaged 6.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in 2013-14.

But Sherrod won’t be a member of James Jones’ program next season, thanks to the opportunity to join a prestigious group that has been in existence since 1909. On Tuesday it was announced that Sherrod is one of 14 Yale students to be named a member of the “Whiffenpoofs,” an all-male a cappella group that takes its senior year off to perform all over the world.

While Sherrod did lament the fact that he won’t be able to help his teammates in their quest to win the Ivy League, he didn’t lose sight of just how much of an honor it is to embark on this new journey.