Valentino Ambrosio, Tulane


Tulane University kicker Valentino Ambrosio, a graduate student studying information technology, has been named a Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete presented by

Ambrosio, who is from Cranford, New Jersey, has a 3.166 grade-point average. He plans to pursue a career in cybersecurity, which is why he transferred to Tulane from Rutgers University, where he graduated with a degree in labor studies.

“As a graduate transfer, it’s been easy to support a student like Val Ambrosio,” said Hannah Richards, Tulane Athletics senior academic advisor. “Val is a hard-working student-athlete who is committed to excellence both on and off the field. As an individual pursuing a program in STEM, I am confident in Val’s ability to pursue an excellent career in the cybersecurity information technology field.”

Ambrosio began his college career as a soccer player at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He played soccer and football at Rutgers. This past season, Ambrosio made 19 of 24 field goal attempts and all 38 of his point-after kicks. He was named the American Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week in late October after he made three field goals from beyond 40 yards in a 30-28 win over Rice.

The Military Bowl and are proud to announce the members of the third annual Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program, recognizing some of the brightest minds taking the football field in the ACC and the American Athletic Conference.

“The Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program presented by recognizes some of the brightest minds taking the football field each weekend,” Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “Together with, we commend these student-athletes for their ability to succeed on the field and in the classroom while managing a most challenging course load.”

The Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.

“STEM education is the cornerstone of innovation, equipping the next generation with critical thinking skills to tackle global challenges,” said Kiley Wren, co-founder and co-chief executive at BlueForge Alliance, owners and operators of “These courses prepare students for purposeful, high-demand career paths while fostering adaptability, collaboration, and technological literacy. At BlueForge Alliance, empowering individuals with a stable foundation of knowledge pairs directly into our mission of ensuring a resilient and adaptable skilled trades workforce ready to meet the demands of revitalizing our nation’s defense. We’re proud to join the Military Bowl in recognizing outstanding student athletes aiming to make an impact off the field while supporting their fellow students’ pursuits.”