Beaver Falls, PA – The academic and football career for Dan Terracciano has come to an end at Geneva College but the accolades continue to roll in for the former Golden Tornado. Already receiving academic All-District honors from ESPN the Magazine this past winter, Terracciano has now become the first Geneva College football player to be inducted into The National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.
One of a list of 564 football players from 266 schools across the country, Terracciano was inducted for his work on an off the football field. The honor is in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in the classroom, in the community and on the playing field.
As a linebacker for the 2008 Golden Tornadoes, Terracciano finished the season as Geneva’s third leading tackler. Off the field, he finished his career with a GPA of 3.94 in youth ministries while also maintaining an active life in the community on and off of Geneva’s campus.
In only its third year, and thanks to the generosity of The Hampshire Foundation, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society membership has nearly doubled since its inaugural year in 2007.
“Another in a long list of well deserved accomplishments for Dan,” said head coach Geno DeMarco. “If there was ever a student-athlete that exemplified excellence in every aspect of his life, Dan is that person. We are very proud of what he had done during his time at Geneva and we are excited for him to be honored by the National Football Foundation.”
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
Geneva graduates have an 80% acceptance rate when applying for entrance to medical school–well above the national average.