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Boggs Named Verizon Academic All-America

June 4, 2002

Georgia Tech third baseman Matthew Boggs has been named to the Verizon Academic All-America University Division second team.

The senior from Dalton, Ga., maintains a 3.31 grade point average while majoring in Textile and Fiber Engineering. He earned his bachelor’s degree in December, 2001 and is playing his final season while enrolled in graduate school. He is a three-time Verizon Academic All-District selection but made the Academic All-America team for the first time in his career.

A four-year starter who has played third base, second base and in the outfield, Boggs is batting .347 with one home run and 37 runs batted in. He is the second-leading hitter for the Yellow Jackets, who enter this weekend’s NCAA Super Regional against Florida Atlantic with a 49-14 record.

Boggs is Tech’s third Verizon Academic All-America of the year, joining first-team selections Dan Dyke (football) and Kyleen Bell (volleyball). He is also one of a school-record nine Verizon Academic All-District honorees in 2001-02.

Chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America, the Verizon Academic All-America and All-District teams recognize outstanding student-athletes who are starters or important reserves and maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.

Georgia Tech's Verizon Academic All-America Team Members for 2001-02Dan Dyke, Football (first team)Kyleen Bell, Volleyball (first team)Matthew Boggs, Baseball (second team)

Georgia Tech’s Verizon Academic All-District III Team Members for 2001-02 Dan Dyke, Football (first team) Kyleen Bell, Volleyball (first team) Regina Tate, Basketball (second team) Matthew Boggs, Baseball (first team) Laura Ozolins, At-Large/Tennis (first team) Jennifer Christenson, At-Large/Swimming (first team) Nicole Campbell, Track & Field (second team) Jenny Lentz, Track & Field (second team) Olivier Deigni, Track & Field (first team)

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