CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - They are knobs no longer.
The Citadel Class of 2016 marked the end of their freshman, or "knob," year at the military college with a recognition day on Saturday.
Events included running a victory lap across the campus and participation in "the Gauntlet" – a series of rigorous tasks.
"They're just fostering camaraderie," Regimental Public Affairs Officer Angel Johnson said. "It's just hard work mentally and physically, just to build them up as a class."
Recognition Day is a milestone in each cadet's leadership development meant to reinforce the concept of teamwork and overcoming adversity through physical challenges and the tenacity to succeed, according to the college.