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70+ GT Student-Athletes Participate in Summer Internships

May 26, 2017

THE FLATS – Utilizing their “down time” to prepare for life beyond Georgia Tech and athletics competition, more than 70 Georgia Tech student-athletes are currently confirmed to be participating in a variety of internships this summer.

Taking advantage of the vast professional network available to them in Atlanta and beyond, Georgia Tech student-athletes’ internships are in a wide range of fields, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups to units within the Institute and the athletics department.

Georgia Tech student-athletes participating in internships this summer include*:


Cheyenne Hunt – AECOM

Josh Selembo – AT&T

Tyler Merriweather – Barton Executive Search

Melvin Davis – Northwestern Mutual

Bennett Barton – Parkwood Development

Andrew Marshall – AFS Logistics

Will Bryan- GT Strength and Conditioning Department

Jalen Johnson- Kinnucan’s

Clinton Lynch- Flexdev LLC

Jake Whitley- Lexicon Technologies

Dez Branch – Kinnucans

Brant Mitchell – Costco

Qua Searcy – Barton Executive Search

Step Durham – Gordon Family Dentistry

JJ Green – GTRI

Ricky Jeune – GTRI

Antono Messick – GT Office of Sponsored Programs

Keshun Freeman – Barton Executive

Kyle Cerge-Henderson – GTRI

Shaun Kagawa – Barton Executive

Corey Griffin – Barton Executive

Tre’ Jackson – Lexicon Technologies

Matt Jordan – Lexicon Technologies

Terrell Lewis – FS 360, LCC

Brad Stewart – Southern Company

Tyler Cooksey – Reeves Young

Bailey Ivemeyer – Chromalloy


Men’s Basketball

Josh Okogie – Barton Executive Search


Women’s Basketball

Imani Tilford – GTAA Facilities, Operations, & Events

Elo Edeferioka – Coca Cola


Women’s Volleyball

Ashley Askin – CBRE

Gabby Benda – New Acquisitions

Sydney Wilson – Childs Advisory Partners



Allison Brandvold – AT&T

Draven Sonnon – Relevance Advisors

Kendall Chadwick – Melt Sports and Entertainment and Atlanta Dream


Men’s Tennis

Elijah Melendez – NCR Corporation

Michael Kay – Streetlights Residential


Women’s Tennis

Johnnise Renaud – The Dream


Women’s Track & Field/XC

Bria Matthews – Norfolk Southern

Courtney Naser – Norfolk Southern

Kenya Collins – GTMI

Shannon Innis – Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Haley Stumvoll – NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Angelica Henderson – AT&T

Erin Gant – General Electric

Amy Ruiz – Inglett & Stubbs

Avery Bartlett – The Home Depot

Andreas Ward – Boston Scientific

Kristin Fairey – Bosch

Charlotte Stephens – Dominion Aesthetic Technologies


Men’s Track & Field/XC

Gabriel Darosa – Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Alex Grady – The Home Depot

Corson Teasley – Kubota

Andres Littig – The Home Depot

Matthew Munns – AT&T

Ryan Peck – P&G

Mitchell Sanders – Gulfstream Aerospace

Bennett Hillier – U-Haul

Eamon McCoy – College Ave Student Loans

William Solomon – Southeast Psych

Preston Smith – Pfizer

Christian Bowles – Solvay Specialty Polymers

Nahom Solomon – Intel

Patrick Fleming – Fiserv


Men’s Swimming & Diving

Ben Southern – Shadow-Soft (out of athletic eligibility)

Clay Hering – Sherwood Swim and Racquet Club

Noah Harasz – Fivebox, LLC

Joseph Portillo – Kirsch


Women’s Swimming & Diving

Tamir Cohen Gonen – GT CRC

Emily Dykstra – Voith Hydro

Chloe Miller – Cherokee Town Club

Kayla Williams – Children’s Health Care of Atlanta

Alex Reiger – LeasePlanUSA

Sara Al Khatib – GTAA Nutrition Center

Lila Best – Emory Law


Study Abroad

Mary Claire Solomon (WTC) – France

Anna Hightower (WTC)

Rebecca Dow (WTC)


* confirmed as of June 5

Georgia Tech student-athletes have the unique combination at competing at the highest level of collegiate athletics as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference while also attending one of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions (ranked the No. 7 overall public university in the nation and the No. 10 engineering school in the world by U.S. News & World Report).

Georgia Tech student-athletes — 78.3 percent of which major in business or engineering — compiled a mean grade point average of 3.0 for the spring semester. Individually, 56.5 percent of the Yellow Jackets’ student-athletes had a 3.0 GPA or better and 45 percent earned a spot on the Institute’s Dean’s List or Faculty Honors.

Be sure to follow throughout the summer for a series of stories featuring student-athletes’ experiences in their summer internships.

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