Q: Where are you from?
A: I'm from the City of Batavia which is located in between Buffalo and Rochester.
Q: How long have you been competing?
A: I first started competing in track during 7th grade and have been in love with it ever since.
Q: What attracted you to Fredonia?
A: There were many things about Fredonia that attracted me. My father, Lou Paganello, and brother, Kyle Paganello, both competed on the team here and I wanted to keep the family tradition going. I loved how accepting and friendly the students and staff were here on my recruit trip. But most of all I liked how the team was their own little community where everyone looked out for each other.
Q: What are you studying?
A: I'm a dual major in Criminal Justice and Psychology.
Q: Explain your experience as a Blue Devil?
A: Joining the track team was the best decision I could have ever made. I'm a more confident athlete as well as a more confident individual all together. As a Blue Devil I've been able to accomplish the goals I set out to achieve and even accomplish the ones I thought weren't possible. My teammates are my second family and I am so grateful for being able to get to know them as well as compete with them everyday.
Q: What are your athletic and academic goals?
A: My goal for this season is to move up on the Top-10 list. My academic goals are to graduate from Fredonia with a 3.5 GPA in the Spring of 2016.
Q: What are your future plans?
A: I plan on having a career somewhere in Law Enforcement, hopefully in my hometown. Currently I'm awaiting the response of the Genesee County Sheriff's and Batavia Police Department.
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: Greys Anatomy
Q: What is your favorite song?
A: Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: Safe Haven or the Hunger Games
Q: What is your favorite (non-academic) book?
A: The Hunger Games series
Q: If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
A: I think it would be really fun to travel to Australia or Africa. Ultimately, I just want to go on a safari and see the beautiful landscaping the world has to offer.
Q: What is your favorite band/singer?
A: Thomas Rhett
Q: What is your favorite motivational quote?
A: “Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't”- Jerry Rice
To see Brianne's progression through the years, click HERE.