Jan. 8, 2007
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech softball team had 10 student-athletes make the Dean’s List for the fall semester, announced by head coach Sharon Perkins. Savannah Brown, Whitney Haller, Kristina Hull, Becky McCraw, Aileen Morales, Daisy Paez, Lacey Richardson, Blair Shimandle, Sarah Wood and Jennifer Yee all surpassed a 3.0 grade point average.
Brown, a junior from San Diego, Calif., is majoring in biology at Tech and is the starting catcher for the Yellow Jackets.
Haller, a sophomore from Marietta, Ga., was named Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year last season and is majoring in industrial engineering.
Hull is majoring in science, technology and culture and will graduate this May. The Colorado Springs, Colo., native started in half of Tech’s games last season and should see time behind the dish for the Jackets.
McCraw, a reserve infielder for the Jackets, is majoring in management. The junior was selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll last season and hails from Knoxville, Tenn.
Morales, the 2005 ACC Co-Freshman of the Year and All-ACC second team selection, is majoring in management. The Columbus, Ga., native started every game at second base for Tech last season.
Paez, a senior from Loxahatchee, Fla., is majoring in management. The catcher smashed three home runs in the postseason last season for Tech.
Richardson, a left-handed sophomore pitcher from Sharpsburg, Ga., is majoring in management. She finished 13th in the nation a season ago with four saves for Tech in the circle.
Shimandle, a sophomore from LaGrange, Ga., is majoring in international affairs. The outfielder hit .305 for the Jackets last year with four home runs, 32 runs batted in and a team-high four triples.
Wood, a senior from Marietta, Ga., will graduate this May with a degree in international affairs. A left-handed pitcher, Wood received Tech’s Best Pitcher Award last year, after finishing fifth in the ACC with 20 wins.
Yee, a sophomore from North Delta, British Columbia, is majoring in materials and science engineering. A transfer from Niagara University, Yee hit .466 last season, third best in the country.
The Yellow Jackets will begin practice on Tuesday, Jan. 9th, in preperation for the 2007 season, which starts on Feb. 10th, as Tech hosts Georgia Southern in a non-conference doubleheader. Those games are slated for a 1 p.m. start at Glenn Field.