was named one of 15 ACC student-athletes Friday to take the Go Teach Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway 2022 received. Each recipient will receive $2,500 on behalf of the College Football Playoff Foundation and Dr.
Vergano had a landmark freshman campaign in 2022 when she was named to the ACC’s All-Freshman team and an honorable mention from Inside Lacross All-American. The West Babylon, NY native recorded 40 goals and five assists in 17 games for the Hokies last season. She secured 73 draw controls, which is the eighth most in a single season in Virginia Tech history.
Along with her performances on the field, Vergano was named to the 2022 ACC All-Academic Team and to the Academic Honor Roll. Vergano is studying sports media and analytics at Virginia Tech School of Communication.
Along with the tuition giveaway, the ACC and CFP Foundation have announced that they are funding $75,000 for classroom resource projects in three local markets – Chapel Hill (home of Coastal Division Champion North Carolina), Clemson (home of Atlantic Division Champion Clemson) and Charlotte (host city of the ACC Title Game). The projects are designed to meet the needs of teachers in schools in the area, including teaching materials and mental health resources.
Name, Institution, Sport, Major
Khristopher Banks, Boston College, Football, Transformative Studies in Education
Kevin McNeal, Clemson, Football, Middle Education
Ryan Thompson, Duke, Men’s Cross-Country/Track and Field, Public Policy
Gloria Muzito, Florida State, swimming, elementary education
Allie Walker, Georgia Tech, women’s cross country/track and field, business, marketing focus
Katie Schneider, Louisville, Field Hockey, MAT – Early Education Program
Lauren Lusardi, Miami, Rowing, Elementary Education
Melissa Sconone, North Carolina, Women’s Lacrosse, Sports Science major/Coach Education minor
Gionna Quartzo, NC State, women’s cross-country skiing/track and field, elementary education
Kathleen Morse, Notre Dame, Rowing, Alliance for Catholic Education
Christopher Maloney, Pittsburgh, Football, Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management
Peter Fiorini III, Syracuse, Men’s Lacrosse, Health and Sport
Chayce Chalmers, Virginia, Football, Youth and Social Innovation
Olivia VerganoVirginia Tech, Women’s Lacrosse, Sports Media and Analytics
Annaliese Bush, Wake Forest, Women’s Athletics, Masters in Education