Cadets chosen to highlight the colors at the Military Bowl
Three members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Color Guard — cadets Austin Harman, Calvin Muramoto, and Erik Yamada — will receive the flags at the Dec. 31 Military Bowl.
The color guard will participate in pre-game activities, and the corps ambassador, Growley II (call sign “Tank”), also will be in attendance to represent the regiment and cheer on the Hokies.
The corps and the Virginia Tech football team continue their proud partnership to highlight the colors during the pre-game ceremony at every football game.
Three football players, chosen because of their performance in the last game or at practice, carry the American flag, the state flag, and the team’s spirit flag as they lead the team onto the field. They deliver the flags to cadets at the south end of the field.
The cadets, also selected based on their performance in the corps, render honor to the flags and carry them off the field. At home games three first-year cadets are selected, and one or two upper-class cadets travel with the team and receive the flags at away games.
Harman is a junior majoring in geosciences in the College of Science with minors in history and leadership studies. He is the recipient of a corps’ Emerging Leader Scholarship and in the Citizen-Leader Track.
Muramoto is a junior majoring in computational modeling and data analytics in the College of Science with minors in Japanese and economics. His is in Air Force ROTC.
Yamada is a junior majoring in mathematics in the College of Science with a minor in leadership studies. He is the recipient of an Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Air Force ROTC.