Aug. 5, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. – All-Americans Guillermo Gomez (tennis), Michael Johnson (football) and Cameron Tringale (golf) highlight a list of 175 Georgia Tech student-athletes named to the 2008-09 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Gomez, a sophomore Industrial Engineering major from Alicante, Spain, played No. 1 singles for the Yellow Jackets this season. He posted a 28-9 overall singles record this year and made the singles draw at this year’s NCAA Championship. He surpassed his 2008 win total of 27 by two-matches, and with 56 career wins he currently sits at eighth on the school’s all-time win percentage list at .718 (56-22). Some of his honors include being named the ITA Mideast Region Player to Watch, as well as being named All-ACC for the second-straight year.
Johnson, a third round draft pick by the Cincinnati Bengals (70th overall), was an AFCA first team All-American and a first team All-ACC selection in 2008 after leading Georgia Tech with 17.5 tackles-for-loss and 9.0 sacks. The Management major from Selma, Ala., played in 49 career games and started 15 times, including 13 starts in 2008. He finished his career with 107 tackles and 19.0 sacks.
Tringale, a Management major from Laguna Niguel, Calif., who graduated in May, is a three-time ACC All-Academic team selection, a four-time All-ACC Team honoree, a first-team GCAA All-American and a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar. The 2009 ACC Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year tied for third at the 2009 ACC Championship and was medalist winner at the Brickyard Collegiate and Southern Highlands Collegiate this year. He finished his career with the second-best career stroke average (71.80) in Georgia Tech history.
The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes that participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the full academic year. This year saw a record 2,772 student-athletes honored for their hard work in the classroom.
Duke led the conference in total selections with 418. Boston College followed with 392. North Carolina was third with 276 honorees, while Maryland was fourth with 271. Virginia saw 224 student-athletes earn spots on the list, followed by Clemson (209), Virginia Tech (190), NC State (178), Georgia Tech (175), Florida State (165), Wake Forest (146) and Miami (128).
Among Tech’s 175 honor roll members are four-time honorees Jake Blackwood (football), Alana Clooten (track), John Dantzler (baseball), Matthew Didia (track), Whitney Haller (softball), Jason Haniger (baseball), Matthew Kamp (football), Andrew Miller (swimming), Alex Paquette (football), Stephanie Robbins (volleyball) and Blair Shimandle (softball).