Frankie Checchio is in his first year with the university as the Student-Athlete Academic Liaison and a staff librarian. He holds a bechelors degree in history from IUP (2015) where he was also a four-year rugby player including the 2013 season when the team advanced into the final four. He continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a masters defree in library and information sciences (2017). While at Pitt, he also played rugby as a grad student for one year.
A resident of Pittsburgh, he is a huge sports fan and hopes to tie his own love of sports with his passion for helping students. As a former student-athlete, he understands the demands of the students, both academically and athletically, and hopes that being a younger librarian will help him connect with them. His primary goals are to take away the anxiety of learning the libraries resources with all of the other pressures being a student-athlete brings.