Mary Ziola-Vega is a Founder and CEO of Thriving Athletes. Thriving Athletes works with college bound Athletes and Students to find the right fit in college Athletically and Academically and to graduate with little or no debt.
Mary began by helping her daughter find the perfect fit after a coach told her she would never play in college. Finding all the different opportunities that were hidden for students to participate in collegiate sports was a start of an exciting business.
Mary has helped over 424 students find the right fit in college found over 20 million dollars in scholarships to aid the students to graduate with little or no debt. Her team of experts help the students in all aspects. Her term the “New Athlete” is forming an athlete with not only their athleticism but also aware of what make them different enough to add value to the College team. Mary and he experts work with the students to better their ACT/SAT score, mindset of an athlete, eating for success, FAFSA experts, to help the students excel to their fullest potential.
Mary believes there is the right fit for all students going to college, finding that right fit will aid in the student to be successful as a Thriving Student to graduate to a Thriving adult and graduate with little or no debt.
This year has been exciting for Mary, receiving the Servant Leader Award from the Dream Bigger Gala and the National Influencer award from the Co-Op Network. Mary is looking forward to making a difference in many young people’s lives and lead them into Thriving Adults.
Mary has spoken to over 1000’s of students to help them find their perfect fit. Many schools, Club teams, and parent groups have invited her to speak to their athletes to ready them for their college search. Mary loves witnessing students with no dreams of college due to lack of knowledge that they can attend college and then graduate with little or no debt and helping them become thriving adults. She believes there is a fit for everyone at college just must be the RIGHT college for them to excel.
After 12 years of helping students Mary experience speaks for itself. All the students have been offered a scholarship or placement to attend college.
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