In a continuing partnership between the Virginia Tech football team and the Corps of Cadets, players and cadets are selected to highlight the colors — the American flag, the state flag, and the team’s spirit flag — during the pre-game ceremonies at each game. Three freshmen cadets are selected for home games, while one or two upper-class cadets travel with the team to away games. Based on their outstanding performance, two students in the college traveled with the team this fall. Cadet 1st Lt. Wendy Zehner of Skesville, Maryland, a senior meteorology major, accompanied the team to Duke, while Cadet 1st Sgt. Garrett Treaster of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a junior packaging systems and design major, went to Wake Forest. Other students in the college awarded this honor in recent years include the following:

  • 2013: Cadet 1st Sgt. John Rogalo of Stanhope, New Jersey, a junior environmental resources management major
  • 2012: Cadet Chase Campbell of Fairfax, Virginia, a freshman geography major
  • 2011: Cadet Cody Wendelin of Martell, Nebraska, a sophomore natural resources conservation major
  • 2011: Cadet Mark Foster of Goochland, Virginia, a freshman wildlife science major
  • 2010: Cadet 1st Sgt. Jarrod Wilson of Huntingtown, Maryland, a junior geography major