Blackwood, Lapsley and Silverio Named Wendy's Georgia Tech Student-Athletes of the Week

March 21, 2005

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech standouts Steven Blackwood, Andriane Lapsley and Alison Silverio were named the Wendy’s Georgia Tech Student-Athletes of the Week for Monday, March 21, 2005.

Blackwood, a junior from Roswell, Ga., hit .636 (7-for-11) to lead Georgia Tech to a three-game sweep of NC State over the weekend. Blackwood had three doubles and a home run with seven RBI and six runs scored. He finished the weekend with a 1.182 slugging percentage and a .714 on base percentage after walking three times while not striking out. Blackwood tied a school record with three doubles in the series opener on Friday, finishing 3-for-5 with five RBI. After driving in two more runs on Saturday, Blackwood went 2-for-2 with a home run and three walks to help Tech complete the sweep on Sunday. The Yellow Jackets have won an ACC-record 25 consecutive conference games.

Lapsley, a junior from San Antonio, Texas, tallied three first-place finishes at the Alabama Relays and posted a personal-record NCAA Region qualifying time of 11.50 in the 100-meter dash. She then ran the third leg of the Tech 4×100-meter relay team that finished first with a NCAA Region qualifying mark of 44.75. In her final event of the weekend, Lapsley ran the third leg of the 4×100-meter shuttle hurdle relay that posted a meet record time of 54.36.

Silverio, a sophomore from Louisville, Ohio, helped Georgia Tech improve to 11-2 on the season with the Yellow Jackets’ first win in 16 chances over the Georgia Bulldogs. The Yellow Jackets’ 4-3 victory over the second-ranked Bulldogs also marks the highest-ranked opponent that Georgia Tech has ever defeated in women’s tennis. She dropped a first-set tiebreaker to the Bulldogs’ Caroline Basu in the No. 4 singles slot, but then came back with 6-4, 6-2 scores in the next two frames to secure the match victory for the Yellow Jackets.

2004-05 Athletes of the WeekAug. 30 Jayme Gergen (Volleyball)Sept. 7 P.J. Daniels (Football) and Lynnette Moster (Volleyball)Sept. 13        Calvin Johnson (Football) and Ann Armsby (Cross Country)Sept. 20        Kristi Miller (Tennis) and Lynnette Moster (Volleyball)Sept. 27        Lynnette Moster (Volleyball) and Jose Luis Muguruza (Tennis)Oct. 4  Roberto Castro (Golf) and Lindsey Laband (Volleyball)Oct. 11 GT Defense (Football), Kristi Miller (Tennis) and Jayme Gergen (Volleyball)Oct. 18 Lynnette Moster (Volleyball), Chris Reis (Football) and Nicholas Thompson (Golf)Oct. 25 Lauren Sauer (Volleyball), Jose Luis Muguruza (Tennis) and Kristi Miller (Tennis)Nov. 1  Kelly Anderson (Tennis), Marko Rajevac (Tennis) and Evan Stowers (Diving)Nov. 8  Kacie Anson (Tennis) and Andy Tidwell-Neal (Football)Nov. 15 Djay Jones (Football) and Lindsey Laband (Volleyball)Nov. 22 Jill Ingram (Basketball), Sam Morgan (Swimming) and Vesna Stojanovska (Swimming)Nov. 29 Stephanie Higgs (Basketball) and Nicholas Thompson (Golf)Dec. 6  Jarrett Jack (Basketball), Chioma Nnamaka (Basketball) and Lauren Sauer (Volleyball)Dec. 13 Marisa Aston (Volleyball) and Luke Schenscher (Football)Jan. 3  Reggie Ball (Football), Jarrett Jack (Basketball) and Jessica Williams (Basketball)Jan. 10 Anthony Morrow (Basketball) and Chioma Nnamaka (Basketball)Jan. 17 Chaunte Howard (Track), Jose Luis Muguruza (Tennis) and Zeb Sion (Track)Jan. 24 Jason Howard (Swimming), Jill Ingram (Basketball) and Vesna Stojanovska (Swimming)Jan. 31 Ryan Bishop (Swimmng), Brandy Depland (Track) and Kristi Miller (Tennis)Feb. 7  Christine Sheridan (Softball) and Sukhwa Young (Tennis)Feb. 14 Roberto Castro (Golf) and Jessica Sallinger (Softball)Feb. 21 Brian Ford (Track), Andriane Lapsley (Track), Danny Payne (Baseball) and Vesna Stojanovska (Swimming)Feb. 28 Fatmata Fofanah (Track), Jarrett Jack (Basketball) and Sam Morgan (Swimming)Mar. 7  Aileen Morales (Softball), Chan Song (Golf) and Matt Wieters (Baseball)Mar. 14 Will Bynum (Basketball), Chaunte Howard (Track), Kristi Miller (Tennis) and Jeremy Slayden (Baseball)Mar. 21 Steven Blackwood (Baseball), Andriane Lapsley (Track) and Alison Silverio (Tennis)

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