Feb. 14, 2005
ATLANTA – Golf standout Roberto Castro and softball superstar Jessica Sallinger were named the Wendy’s Georgia Tech Student-Athletes of the Week for Monday, February 14, 2005.
Castro, a sophomore from Alpharetta, Ga., established career best with a final-round 64, eight under par, and a tournament total of 199, 17 under par, to finish third individually and lead No. 2 Georgia Tech to a runner-up finish at the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate golf tournament. Castro, a sophomore from Alpharetta, Ga., shot 68 and 67 in his other two rounds, best for the Yellow Jackets each day, and his tournament total was three shots shy of a Tech record.
Sallinger, a senior from Kennesaw, Ga., has the 20th-ranked Yellow Jackets off to an 8-0 start this season, the best start since the 1991 season where Tech began 13-0, with a 5-0 record in the circle. Sallinger opened the season with a no-hitter against Chattanooga, striking out 10, to lead Tech to a 6-0 win over the Lady Mocs on Feb. 5. She then tossed a complete-game three-hitter versus Georgia Southern on Feb. 9th, striking out 11 to break the all-time career strikeouts record in the ACC (1,046). The Kennesaw, Ga., native then led Tech to the FAU Worth Softball Invitational title in Boca Raton, Feb. 11-13 with a 3-0 record in the tourney. She tossed a complete-game shutout against No. 27 Northwestern, fanning 10 for her second shutout of the season. The pitching standout then struck out a season-high 14 against tourney host Florida Atlantic in a 10-4 win. Sallinger then tossed all eight innings in the championship game versus Bethune-Cookman, allowing two hits and one run, fanning four in the game as the Jackets defeated the Wildcats, 2-1. She is currently 5-0, with a 1.17 ERA, 49 strikeouts in 36 innings pitched. Sallinger stands 17th all-time in the NCAA in career K’s with 1,074 and is tied for third in the ACC in career wins (86), fourth in career innings pitched (780.2) and complete games (96) and tied for seventh in career ERA (1.09).
2004-05 Athletes of the WeekAug. 30 Jayme Gergen (Volleyball)Sept. 7 P.J. Daniels (Football) and Lynnette Moster (Volleyball)Sept. 13 Calvin Johnson (Football) and Ann Armsby (Cross Country)Sept. 20 Kristi Miller (Tennis) and Lynnette Moster (Volleyball)Sept. 27 Lynnette Moster (Volleyball) and Jose Luis Muguruza (Tennis)Oct. 4 Roberto Castro (Golf) and Lindsey Laband (Volleyball)Oct. 11 GT Defense (Football), Kristi Miller (Tennis) and Jayme Gergen (Volleyball)Oct. 18 Lynnette Moster (Volleyball), Chris Reis (Football) and Nicholas Thompson (Golf)Oct. 25 Lauren Sauer (Volleyball), Jose Luis Muguruza (Tennis) and Kristi Miller (Tennis)Nov. 1 Kelly Anderson (Tennis), Marko Rajevac (Tennis) and Evan Stowers (Diving)Nov. 8 Kacie Anson (Tennis) and Andy Tidwell-Neal (Football)Nov. 15 Djay Jones (Football) and Lindsey Laband (Volleyball)Nov. 22 Jill Ingram (Basketball), Sam Morgan (Swimming) and Vesna Stojanovska (Swimming)Nov. 29 Stephanie Higgs (Basketball) and Nicholas Thompson (Golf)Dec. 6 Jarrett Jack (Basketball), Chioma Nnamaka (Basketball) and Lauren Sauer (Volleyball)Dec. 13 Marisa Aston (Volleyball) and Luke Schenscher (Football)Jan. 3 Reggie Ball (Football), Jarrett Jack (Basketball) and Jessica Williams (Basketball)Jan. 10 Anthony Morrow (Basketball) and Chioma Nnamaka (Basketball)Jan. 17 Chaunte Howard (Track), Jose Luis Muguruza (Tennis) and Zeb Sion (Track)Jan. 24 Jason Howard (Swimming), Jill Ingram (Basketball) and Vesna Stojanovska (Swimming)Jan. 31 Ryan Bishop (Swimmng), Brandy Depland (Track) and Kristi Miller (Tennis)Feb. 7 Christine Sheridan (Softball) and Sukhwa Young (Tennis)Feb. 14 Roberto Castro (Golf) and Jessica Sallinger (Softball)