Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford announced today a list of 36 student-athletes who have been selected for the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, including three student-athletes who will receive the Thacker Award. The scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes – three from each league institution – who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $5,000 to contribute to their graduate education.
Christina Ngo received one of the scholarships allotted to the students of Georgia Tech, and she plans to attend an Ivy League school for her graduate education. She believes that an Ivy League Institute would push her towards higher excellence and plans to work while completing her graduate degree program.
Ngo views her time spent at Tech as a learning experience that helped her expect high standards from herself.
“With my degree in Economics and International Affairs, coupling with my broad international background, the graduate program at top-tier schools would give me a chance to use my talent and knowledge to bring in the change and impact in the community. My wish is to embrace everything what the life of a student athlete in one of the nation’s best school has taught me and continue to seek the challenge and push myself to become the best of who I can be. I want to serve as a role model for the upcoming generations by leading by examples. In order to mentor the younger generation, I need to be qualified and there are no excuses for my shortcomings.”