Sept. 22, 2008
Jonathan Dwyer, Talisa Kellogg and Christy Striplin have all been named Georgia Tech Student-Athletes of the Week for Monday, Sept. 22, 2008.
Dwyer, who earns his second honor of the season, set a school record for longest run from the line of scrimmage with an 88-yard touchdown scramble against Mississippi State. He had nine carries for 141 yards and a touchdown in the 38-7 win. The sophomore running back currently ranks second in the ACC in rushing with an average of 97.2 yards per game.
Kellogg, an outside hitter on the volleyball team, was named the MVP of the 2008 Clemson Classic after leading Georgia Tech to victories over two teams that competed in the 2007 NCAA Tournament. The senior helped Tech to a 3-2 win over reigning ACC Champion Clemson with a season-high 28 kills and seven digs in the five-set match. She averaged a team-best 5.25 kills per set while hitting .333 on the week. Kellogg moved into sixth place on Georgia Tech’s list for kills in a career with 1,482 kills in her 3+ years on the Flats. She also moved into ninth place on Tech’s career solo blocks list (with 55) with a key block in the fifth set against the Tigers.
Striplin, a senior on the women’s tennis team, won all three matches in the second flight to earn 21 points and win the 2008 Georgia Tech Invitational singles title. She moved into sixth place on the school’s all-time singles wins list with 91 for her career. She also teamed with sophomore Noelle Hickey to win two of three doubles matches during the weekend. Striplin is now 3-0 in singles matches and 2-1 in doubles matches on the season.