Men's Rugby: Frank Anello Graduates As One Of Four NU Valedictorians
NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Norwich University men's rugby coach Bob Weggler is proud to announce that Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Frank Anello was commissioned on May 9.
The following day, May 10, Anello received his Bachelor of Arts diploma, with dual degrees in Studies in War & Peace and Political Science, at Norwich University's commencement ceremonies. He graduated as one of the Class of 2009's four valedictorians.
As a first year player on the men's rugby squad, Anello played both prop and flanker on the first side.
Weggler remarked that Anello's accomplishments both on and off the pitch were exemplary.
"His commitment to his country, classmates, teammates and fellow soldiers is what Norwich University is all about," said Weggler. "It was an honor to have coached Frank; he simply made people around him better."
Anello, who hails from Abington, Pa., reports to The Basic School (TBS) on June 29.