30 Nardin Today Fall 2022 Jacquelyn V. Zanghi Gymnasium Naming Jacquelyn V. Zanghi began her career at Nardin Academy in 1966, and continued as a teacher, coach and athletic director until her death in 1997. She was the longest tenured athletic director in Nardin’s history, and the voice and presence of Nardin Athletics for over three decades. Jackie provided inspiration and wise counsel for Nardin girls on and off the court. In winning and losing seasons alike, she remained positive and encouraging. Nardin’s athletics program continues to challenge student-athletes to develop and maximize their individual talents and celebrate school pride. Part of the Academy’s $20 million Called to Connect campaign features a newly-constructed competition size gymnasium with spectator seating for 480. Those of us who remember having to travel to other schools for all of our games will especially appreciate that finally, Gators now have the opportunity to play on a HOME court! Our athletes are thrilled to enjoy home court advantage, with teachers and fellow students cheering them on. It is impossible to overstate the impact of this new space. When asked her thoughts, a current basketball player said it perfectly, “We now have a place to call home.” We can think of no more fitting tribute to Jackie than to name the new gymnasium for her. Nardin Academy is honored to show tribute to a woman who positively impacted the lives of so many students, and we are happy to now continue to share her legacy with a new generation of Nardin athletes. n Phil Hubbell (far right), brother-in-law of Jacquelyn V. Zanghi and family