June 13, 2006
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Roberto Castro, a three-time All-American in golf, has made the first-team University Division Academic All-America At-Large team announced Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Castro, an Industrial Engineering major with a cumulative 3.82 grade-point average, earned all-district honors from CoSIDA last year and also was named an All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The GCAA has not yet announced its All-America Scholar awards for 2006.
The At-Large team is comprised of student-athletes from sports other than football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, and track and field, who have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA and are sophomores, juniors or seniors.
A junior from Alpharetta, Ga., Castro earned all-Atlantic Coast Conference honors this year for the third straight time, and was named an honorable mention All-America.
Castro and Tech teammate Kevin Larsen will compete for the United States in the 2006 Palmer Cup, an annual Ryder Cup-style competition between American collegiate golfers and their European counterparts, on June 29-30 at Prestwick Golf Club (6,544 yards, par 71) in Prestwick, Scotland.
CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA AT-LARGE TEAM
First Team – University Division
Zack Robinson, Oklahoma State, Gr., Fort Worth, Texas, 4.0, Degree in Political Science Working on Master's in Business Administration (Player of the Year)David Backes, Mankato State, Jr., Blaine, Minn., 4.00, Electrical EngineeringAlejandro Canizares, Arizona State, Sr., Manilva, Spain, 3.87, Interdisciplinary StudiesJason Rogers, Ohio State, Sr., Los Angeles, Calif., 3.96, PsychologySteven Piantadosi, North Carolina, Sr., Reisterstown, Md., 3.94, Double major: Mathematics and LinguisticsMatt Miklius, Seton Hall, Sr., Palatine, Ill., 4.0, PhysicsNikola Djordjevic, Hofstra, Sr., Belgrade, Serbia, 3.94, FinanceRoberto Castro, Georgia Tech, Jr., Alpharetta, Ga., 3.82, Industrial EngineeringKurt Cady, Auburn, Sr., Las Vegas, Nev., 3.62, Civil EngineeringMarek Gebicki, Montana State, Sr., Lodz, Poland, 3.99, Industrial EngineeringTommy Garrison, Oklahoma, Sr., Enid, Okla., 3.93, Math/Pre-MedicineJose-Carlos Pinto, Mississippi State, Sr., Sao Paulo, Brazil, 3.99, Banking & FinanceTravis Beckerle, Minnesota, Sr., St. Louis, Mo., 3.90, PhysicsBen Wildman-Tobriner, Stanford, Jr., San Francisco, Calif., 3.59, Biomechanical EngineeringJoseph Sykora, Alabama, Jr., Daphne, Ala., 4.00, BusinessAlex Tirapelle, Illinois, Sr., Clovis, Calif., 3.73, Accountancy