Yellow Jackets Honored As 2012 ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients

April 12, 2012

Greensboro, N.C. – Four Georgia Tech student-athletes were recognized on Wednesday as 2012 ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients at the league’s annual postgraduate luncheon in Greensboro, N.C.

Heidi Hatteberg, Kate Kuzma and Viet Ha Ngo were each selected as a recipient of the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, which is named for the late Jim Weaver and Bob James, as well as Gene Corrigan, all of whom are former ACC commissioners.

In addition, Hatteberg was selected as one of just three student-athletes from the conference as a recipient of the Thacker Award. The Thacker Award, which originated in 2005, is awarded in honor of the late Jim and Pat Thacker of Charlotte, N.C. Jim Thacker was the primary play-by-play announcer for the ACC’s first television network. Recipients of the award must demonstrate outstanding performance both in athletic competition and in the classroom and intend to further their education through postgraduate studies at an ACC institution.

The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes – three from each league institution – who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $5,000 to contribute to their graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and his/her respective sports, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.

Golfer James White was selected as one of six student-athletes who will receive the Weaver-James-Corrigan Honorary Award, which is awarded to student-athletes who plan to enter a professional career in their chosen sport.

For a complete list of winners, a photo gallery from the event and video interviews with the honorees, please visit the ACC website here.

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