ATLANTA (April 17) – Georgia Tech Hall of Fame football coach and player Frank Broyles, basketball all-America Mark Price and senior volleyball player Carolyn Clevenger came away with top honors Monday night at the 17th annual Peach of an Athlete Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
The awards are presented each year to athletes based on their achievements in sports, commitment to community service and the embodiment of the principles of Scouting.
Broyles, an all-America halfback in 1944 and an assistant coach to Bobby Dodd from 1951-56, received the Bobby Jones Award, named for the legendary amateur golfer and Georgia Tech alumnus. Broyles went on to become the head coach at the University of Arkansas and is currently the school’s director of athletics.
Price, an all-America basketball player at Tech from 1983-86 who went on to an all-star career in the National Basketball Association, earned the Peach of an Athlete Role Model Award recipient for professional athletes. Price, who lives in Atlanta, played 12 seasons in the NBA and was the league’s all-time free throw percentage leader before retiring after the 1998-99 season. Price was the first amateur winner of the Peach of an Athlete Award back in 1984.
Clevenger, a senior from Oakland, Calif., is the female amateur Peach of an Athlete honoree. A 4.0 student majoring in Public Policy and History, Technology & Society, Clevenger has twice been voted a GTE Academic All-America and is a recipient of the Weaver-James-Corrigan post-graduate scholarship from the ACC. She finished her Tech career last fall averaging more than 10 assists per game.
Also honored as nominees for the Peach of an Athlete Awards from Tech were golf all-America Bryce Molder (Conway, Ark.), women’s basketball guard Danielle Donehew (Woodstock, Ga.), football offensive lineman Jason Burks (Vinemont, Ala.), men’s track all-America sprinter Michael Johnson (Littleton, Colo.) and women’s track sprinter Alisha McClinton (Baltimore, Md.)