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Castro, Sallinger & Trapani Named Wendy's Georgia Tech Student-Athletes of the Week

May 24, 2004

ATLANTA-Tech golf standout Roberto Castro, softball star Jessica Sallinger and baseball player Mike Trapani were named the Wendy’s Georgia Tech Student-Athletes of the Week for Monday, May 24, 2004.

Castro, a freshman from Alpharetta, Ga., was Tech’s top finisher at the NCAA East Region Championship with a ninth place finish. He is currently Tech’s top stroke average leader. The ninth place finish marked his fourth top-10 finish of the season.

Sallinger, a junior from Kennesaw, Ga., was named to the Athens Regional All-Tournament team. She led the regional with 32 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched. Sallinger recorded a shutout against No. 6 seed Massachusetts in Tech’s opening game of the regional. She set the Tech single-season record in wins (31), shutouts (14), strikeouts (344) and ERA (0.82). The junior from Kennesaw, Ga. became only the second pitcher in ACC history to surpass 1,000 strikeouts.

Trapani, a sophomore from Dunwoody, Ga., hit .600 (9-for-15) to lead Tech to four wins last week against Georgia State and Maryland and help the Jackets extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 17 games. He hit two home runs, had one double, five RBI, five runs scored and one stolen base. Trapani went 2-for-4 in Tech’s win over Georgia State on Tuesday, and went 7-for-11 with a pair of home runs in Tech’s sweep of Maryland.

2003-04 GEORGIA TECH STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEKSept. 1 Nathan Burton (Football) and Alexandra Preiss (Volleyball)Sept. 8 Eric Henderson (Football) and Jayme Gergen (Volleyball)Sept. 15        Dawan Landry (Football) and Kele Eveland (Volleyball)Sept. 22        Trevor McLeod (Tennis) and Lauren Sauer (Volleyball)Sept. 29        Thomas Jordan (Golf), Reggie Ball (Football) and Alexandra Preiss (Volleyball)Oct. 6  Chris Reis (Football) and Alexandra Preiss (Volleyball)Oct. 13 Kyle Rabbitt (Cross Country), Jonathan Smith (Football) and Jayme Gergen (Volleyball)Oct. 20 Cristan Duvall (Cross Country), Katie Griffin (Cross Country)Oct. 27 James Butler (Football), Roberto Castro (Golf) and Vesna Stojanovska (Swimming)Nov. 3  Kyle Rabbitt (Cross Country) and Kacie Anson (Tennis)Nov. 11 Mike Barbosa (Golf), Lauren Sauer (Volleyball) and Vesna Stojanovska (Swimming)Nov. 17 P.J. Daniels (Football), Kyle Rabbitt (Cross Country) and Vesna Stojanovska (Swimming)Nov. 24 Jonathan Smith (Football), Jarrett Jack (Men's Basketball) and Fallon Stokes (Women's Basketball)Dec. 1  Isma'il Muhammad (Men's Basketball) and Alex Stewart (Women's Basketball)Dec. 8  Sam Morgan (Men's Swimming), Alexandra Preiss (Volleyball), Jarrett Jack (Men's Basketball) and Fallon Stokes (Women's Basketball)Dec. 15 B.J. Elder (Men's Basketball) and Kele Eveland (Volleyball)Jan. 5  P.J. Daniels (Football) and Fallon Stokes (Women's Basketball)Jan. 12 Tony Burkhardt (Men's Diving) and Amy Sutton (Women's Diving)Jan. 19 Will Bynum (Men's Basketball) and Amandi Rhett (Women's Track & Field)Jan. 26 Montrell Person (Men's Track) and Megan Isom (Women's Basketball)Feb. 2  Paul McCarty (Men's Diving), Shanta Smith (Women's Track) and Lindsey Stauss (Women's Tennis)Feb. 9  Brendon Mahoney (Men's Track) and Jessica Sallinger (Softball)Feb. 16 Fallon Stokes (Women's Basketball), Chan Wongluekiet (Golf), and Wes Hodges (Baseball)Feb. 23 Brendon Mahoney (Men's Track) and Chaunte Howard (Women's Track)Mar. 1  Ryan Bishop (Men's Swimming) and Tara Knudsen (Softball)Mar. 8  Kelly Anderson (Women's Tennis), Amy Hosier (Softball), Jarrett Jack (Men's Basketball), and West Nott (Men's Tennis)Mar. 15 Jarrett Jack (Men's Basketball), Lyndsay Shosho (Women's Tennis), and Chaunte Howard (Women's Track)Mar. 22 Anthony McHenry (Men's Basketball), Andrew Kown (Baseball), and Vesna Stojanovska (Women's Swimming)Mar. 29 Clarence Moore (Men's Basketball), Sam Morgan (Men's Swimming), and Amandi Rhett (Women's Track)Apr. 5  Men's Basketball TeamApr. 12 Andy Hawranick (Baseball), Jessica Sallinger (Softball), and Scott Schnugg (Men's Tennis)Apr. 19 Chaunte Howard (Women's Track), Jessica Sallinger (Softball), and Brendon Mahoney (Men's Track)Apr. 26 Michael Massey (Men's Track), Nick Wagner (Baseball), and Amandi Rhett (Women's Track)May 3   Micah Owings (Baseball) and Erin Voeltz (Softball)May 10  Whit Robbins (Baseball) and Brandy Depland (Women's Track)May 17  Clifton Remole (Baseball) and Tara Knudsen (Softball)May 24  Roberto Castro (Golf), Jessica Sallinger (Softball) and Mike Trapani (Baseball)

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