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Five Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

Aug. 5, 2010

NEW ORLEANS – For the third-straight season five Georgia Tech women’s track and field athletes have earned United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors.

Senior Alana Clooten and junior Joanna Wright are a part of the elite list for the third straight season while sophomores Mary Kate DuBard and Jasmine Isley earned their second-straight honor and sophomore Melanie Akwule earns the All-Academic status for the first time in her career at Tech.

In addition, the Jackets earned All-Academic status by accumulating a GPA of 3.0 or better. A total of 151 institutions earned the distinction. Georgia Tech was one of five ACC schools to earn the honor with a team GPA of 3.13 on a 4.0 scale.

A record total of 551 student-athletes representing 150 institutions compose the group. Nebraska led all schools for the second-straight year with 18 honorees while BYU was next in the order with 15 on the list. The Big Ten notched the conference lead with 65 All-Academic nods while the Big 12 was edged out with 64.

National champions Brianne Theisen (Oregon), Kim Williams (Florida State), Angela Bizzarri (Illinois), Bridget Franek (Penn State), and Patricia Mamona (Clemson) joined those who won Scholar Athlete of the Year honors as All-Academic honorees.

Twenty-eight All-Academic honorees were reported to have cumulative GPAs of 4.0 and above.

Georgia Tech’s Honorees

Melanie Akwule Management 3.51
Alana Clooten Industrial Engineering 3.57
Mary Kate DuBard Engineering 3.49
Jasmine Isley Undecided Engineering 3.66
Joanna Wright Biology 3.77

Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Coast Conference 3.13 overall GPA

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