How have you changed as an athlete during your time at Pitt?
Racciato: My freshman year, I was pretty clueless and was looking up to older kids. I was thrown right into the lineup. Now that it's my fourth year, I know what to expect being in the lineup. Freshmen are looking up to me, asking me questions and looking for advice - I can relay that info.
Do you have a favorite moment?
Racciato: Individually would be winning an ACC title my sophomore year. But as a team, since I've been here, we upset No. 5 Oklahoma State my freshman year at the Fitzgerald Field House when we were ranked No. 13, so that was pretty cool.
How have you managed to stay ahead in your classes?
Racciato: My freshman year, first semester was when I learned everything. It taught me what it was going to be like for the rest of my career.
Our academic center is the most useful tool for me. My academic advisor helps map out my schedule - there's just so much help here that I'm not sure you can get at other schools. Without my advisors, I don't know how I would've done it. While I was here, I had tutors and review packs that I traveled with. I also have classes with some of my teammates, so it's not like I'm doing it all by myself.
Do you have any main goals heading into your final season?
Racciato: I would like to become an All-American. Our team is doing good - we are 3-0 so far. For our team, we would like to compete for an ACC title. That's pretty much everyone's goal this year and every year. I also want to graduate with a 3.0 and be on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.