February 3, 2015
Virginia Tech holds inaugural Letter Jacket Ceremony
More than 70 first-time Monogram winners received their letter jackets

BLACKSBURG - The Virginia Tech Athletics Department awarded letter jackets to first-time Monogram winners at the department’s inaugural letter jacket ceremony on Feb. 2 in the McConnell Auditorium inside the Merryman Athletic Center.

More than 70 student-athletes, cheerleaders, managers and trainers, were joined by former student-athletes, coaches and administration in recognition of earning their first Monogram.

The event was sponsored the Monogram Club, which is an organization that seeks to honor, connect and recognize former student-athletes and their commitment to Virginia Tech Athletics. Virginia Tech Athletics Hall of Famer and Monogram Club member Dick Arnold (track & field, c/o 1956) was on hand to announce this year’s recipients.

“We are proud of the achievements our student-athletes make in the classroom and on the field of competition,” said Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock. “We are hopeful this ceremony will not only honor the athletic achievements, but foster a sense of Hokie Pride with the Monogram Club and our former and current student-athletes.”

“It is a privilege to play a sport at Virginia Tech,” said Michael Brewer of the football team, “and receive a letter and celebrate it with all of our other student-athletes.”

Current senior women’s soccer player Kelsey Loupee addressed this year’s letterwinners and encouraged them by saying, “To be a Hokie student-athlete means you are a part of something bigger than yourself. You are a member of a team, a community, and a nation … Hokie Nation. So when you put on your letter jacket, just like when you put on your uniform, remember who you are and what you are a part of … you are a Hokie!”

This will become an annual tradition where the fall award winners will be honored in the spring and the spring award winners will be honored in the fall.

2014 Fall Letter Jacket Recipients

Athletic Training
Caitlin Beaman - Cheer/HT
Ashlyn Campbell - Cheer/HT
Katie Coerse - Cheer/HT
Humza Ahmed - Football
Kara Tribbie - Football
Nicole Milller - Football
Molly Sicard - Football
Alexandra Roberts - Football
Connor Jordan - MBB
Juliette Parks - Tennis
Sam Puller - Tennis
Terra Holderman - Tennis
Helania Dollins - WBB
Ashley Kaufman - WBB
Kalley Baker - Wrestling
Katy McClung - WSOC
Helen Samuel - WSOC
Sydney Skinner - WSOC
Anna Beecroft - Swim/Dive

Rachel Sable

Michael Brewer
Joel Caleb
Deon Clarke
Seth Dooley
Isaiah Ford
Eric Gallo
Wade Hansen
Bucky Hodges
Sean Huelskamp
Greg Jones
Melvin Keihn
Shai McKenzie
Jamieon Moss
Brenden Motley
Andrew Motuapuaka
Deon Newsome
Cam Phillips
C.J. Reavis
Anthony Shegog
Joey Slye
Greg Stroman
Wyatt Teller
Ricky Walker
Marshawn Williams

Men’s Cross Country
Darren Barlow
Juan Campos
Andrew Gaiser
Neil Gourley
Daniel Jaskowak

Men’s Soccer
Merlin Baus
James Compton
Jonathan Cruickshank
Som Essome
Graydon Hester
Dylan Huber
Ricardo John
Ben Lockler
Ben Lundgaard
Diego Menendez de Miguel
Collin Verfurth
Forrest White
Rodrigo Zampieri

Women’s Cross Country
Hilary Krein

Women’s Soccer
Jordyn Brock
Madi Conyers
Sydney Curtis
Bria Dixon
Laila Gray
Alani Johnson
Kaylyn Smith

Women’s Volleyball
Ashley Battle
Stacey Christy
Kyra Coundourides
Rhana Mitchell

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