Georgia Tech Student-Athletes Excel in the Classroom

Dec. 19, 2008

ATLANTA — More than 50 percent of Georgia Tech’s 377 student-athletes achieved at least a 3.0 grade point average for the 2008 Fall semester, including 29 that earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Georgia Tech placed 149 student-athletes on the Dean’s List (3.0 GPA with 12 or more hours of non-pass/fail classes), while 25 others received Faculty Honors (4.0 GPA with same stipulations) for the semester. The Yellow Jacket student-athletes posted an average GPA of 2.89 during the fall.

Eight of the Yellow Jackets’ 17 athletic teams posted higher than 3.0 combined grade point averages, while all 17 squads had GPAs of 2.65 or higher. Tech’s 10th-ranked golf team led the way with a 3.23 team GPA, including three team members with perfect 4.0’s. Five of the school’s eight women’s sports posted team grade point averages above 3.05.

Additionally, the Georgia Tech Athletic Association celebrated the commencement of 31 of its student-athletes Dec. 12-13 at Alexander Memorial Coliseum, including Atlantic Coast Conference Tatum Award winner Darryl Richard, who received his master’s degree in management.

The 31 student-athletes represented 14 different sports, including Tech’s Chick-fil-A Bowl-bound football team that graduated 13 current and/or former players.

The following is a list of student-athletes that earned degrees from Georgia Tech last weekend:

Cheerleading
Errickson, Daniel MGT
Munna, Stephen CE
Steinmann, Stephen PSY
Turner, William MGT
Wood, Elliott CHEM

Baseball
Feltes, Brad MGT
Gause, Loyall MGT

Football
Cox, Jonathan MGT
Davis, Tyler MGT
Folkner, David MGT
Gardner, Andrew MGT
Gause, Andrew MGT
Liipfert, James MGT
Lonowski, Jacob MGT
Richard, Darryl MGT
Roberson, Avery MGT
Smith, Andrew MGT
Smith, Austin MGT
Walls, Levi IAML
White, Bret MGT

Men’s Swimming & Diving
Burton, Jeffrey ME
Doblar, Peter ME
Ewald, Christopher CE

Men’s Track & Field/ Cross Country
Trilisky, Nazar CMPE

Men’s Tennis
North, David IE

Women’s Basketball
Ingram, Elizabeth MGT

Softball
Lever, Caitlin MGT

Women’s Track & Field/ Cross Country
Griggs, Tenisha MGT
Linn, Elena EIA

Volleyball
Gray, Lindsey MGT
Kaminskas, Nikki MGT

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