September 22, 2015
Hokies recognize first-time letter winners with Letter Jacket ceremony
Tech honors more than 80 in annual ceremony

BLACKSBURG - The Virginia Tech Athletics Department awarded letter jackets to first-time Monogram winners from the winter and fall sports at the department’s bi-annual letter jacket ceremony on Sept. 21 in the President’s Suite at Lane Stadium.

"We are very proud of our letter winners,” said Director of Athletics Whit Babcock. "When you earn a letter from Virginia Tech, it not only represents your strength on the playing field, but also represents the student-athlete’s commitment to our Core Values of Integrity, Service, Honor, Excellence and Strong Together. It is our privilege and honor to provide them with their jackets in our newly established annual tradition.”

Former student-athletes, coaches and administration joined more than 80 student-athletes, cheerleaders, HighTechs and managers in the recognition of earning their first Monogram.

The event was sponsored by the Virginia Tech Department of Athletics in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Monogram Club, which is an organization that seeks to honor, connect and recognize former student-athletes and their commitment to Virginia Tech Athletics. Former letter winner Kevin Jones was on-hand to address the student-athletes at the ceremony.

This is an annual tradition where the fall award winners are honored in the spring and the spring award winners are honored in the fall.

Nick Anderson
Ryan Burns
Mac Caples
Rahiem Cooper
Connor Coward
Sam Fragale
Joe Freiday, Jr.
Garrett Hudson
Sean Kennedy
Chris Monaco
Packy Naughton
Erik Payne
Max Ponzurick
Joey Sullivan

Men’s Basketball
Justin Bibbs
Shane Henry
Ahmed Hill
Jalen Hudson
Satchel Pierce

Women’s Basketball
Rachel Camp
Sidney Cook
Khadedra Croker
Dominique Powell

Taylor Allen
Sophie Behrend
Troy Bergin
Markis Brown
Mackenzie Lorch
Cody Lopez
Claire Schrunk
Emily Blum
AJ Colbert
McKenna Hayes
Shannon Holcombe

Men’s Golf
Dan Woodbury

Mary Claire Byrne
Madison Doan
Tara Feehan
Kelly Glatthorn
Paige Graham
Emma Harden
Kristen Kohles
Haley Lukefahr
Elizabeth Matthews
Tristan McGinley
Carly Primo
Alexandra Shultis
Amanda Uliano
Brittany Van Veldhuisen
Colleen Ward
Samantha Wilson

Men’s Swimming & Diving
Mauro Castro-Silva
Justin Edwards
Chris Grimmett-Norris
Kevin Hunt
Harrison Pierce
Adam Stacklin
Chris Wang

Women’s Swimming & Diving
Adriana Grabski
Kelly Henry
Klaudia Nazieblo

Mikaela Aiken
Breanna Davenport
Jessie Mehr
Whitney Saunders
Caroline Schoenewald

Men’s Tennis
Edoardo Tessaro

Women’s Tennis
Sloan Barton
Katherine Butler
Elena Cerezo-Codina
Caroline Daxhelet

Men’s Track & Field
Marek Barta
Vincent Ciattei
Brad Johnson
Jeffrey Linta
Chester Hebden
James Steck
Darius Watkins
Manuel Ziegler

Women’s Track & Field
Katie Kennedy
Shalonda Mitchell
Irena Sediva

Zachary Epperly
Jared Haught
Kevin Norstrem
Chad Strube

Glenn Kinsman
Brandi Warner
Scott Whyte

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