June 29, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Five Georgia Tech track and field athletes were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team after the 2012 outdoor season. Three women and two men represented the university.
Melanie Akwule, Jasmine Isley and Jasmine Kent earned the honor on the women’s side while Patrick Barron and Rick Scheff were honored on the men’s side of things. All five athletes are making their first appearance on the outdoor all-academic team.
All 12 ACC schools are represented on the 2012 Women’s All-ACC Academic Team, led by Florida State with eight and Duke with seven. Virginia has five, followed by Clemson and Virginia Tech with four and Boston College, Georgia Tech, and Maryland with three athletes. Two athletes from North Carolina, NC State, and Wake Forest and one from Miami were honored.
On the men’s side, Virginia Tech and Duke led all ACC schools with seven athletes on the team, followed by Florida State with six and Virginia and NC State with four. Three athletes from Wake Forest were honored and were by joined two from Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Maryland, and Clemson and one from Miami.
To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
Tech Athletes on the All-ACC Academic Team
Melanie Akwule Georgia Tech Sr. Business Administration
Patrick Barron Georgia Tech Jr. Nuclear & Radiological Engineering
Jasmine Isley Georgia Tech Sr. Industrial Engineering
Jasmine Kent Georgia Tech Jr. Architecture
Richard Scheff Georgia Tech Sr. Mechanical Engineering