Penn-Trafford’s Zach Rocco accepted into Army
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 5:35 PM
Zach Rocco has been watching his mailbox with increased anticipation just about every day since he applied to Army West Point months ago.
The Penn-Trafford senior point guard knew the application process would be long, and he would have to satisfy all of the necessary requirements to get into the academy.
On Thursday, eureka.
Rocco was accepted into Army and has been offered a spot on the basketball team in addition to his appointment.
“It means a lot to me and it feels good,” Rocco said. “All my hard work is paying off. It is an absolute honor to serve my country and play Division I basketball for a great program.”
Rocco, a career 1,000-point scorer, is averaging 23 points for the Warriors (14-8), who open the WPIAL Class 6A playoffs at 8 on Tuesday night against Central Catholic (12-10) at Norwin. He also is an exceptional student and is involved in numerous clubs, including one for anti-bullying that he started.
“We’re proud because he has worked so hard,” Jim Rocco said. “He is a special kid. It’s a proud day for P-T.”
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review Staff Writer. You can contact Bill by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .
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