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Ford, Lapsley, Payne and Stojanovska Named Wendy's Georgia Tech Student-Athletes of the Week

Feb. 21, 2005

ATLANTA – Track standouts Brian Ford and Andriane Lapsley, baseball rookie Danny Payne and swimming star Vesna Stojanovska were named the Wendy’s Georgia Tech Student-Athletes of the Week for Monday, February 21, 2005.

Ford, a senior from Ashland, Va., posted a runner up finish in the 400 meters and ran a personal best time of 21.60 in the 200 meters to finish third earning all-ACC honors in both events. He helped the men’s team to a fifth place finish.

Lapsley, a junior from San Antonio, Texas, earned all-ACC honors in two events to help lead the women’s team to a third place finish at the ACC Championships. Lapsley captured the title in the 60-meter dash while finishing second in the 200-meter dash. Lapsley also scored points for the Jackets with a sixth place finish in the 60-meter hurdles.

Payne, a freshman from Woodstock, Ga., hit .538 to lead Tech to a three game sweep of Iona over the weekend. The freshman had seven hits in 13 at bats, including a home run and two doubles, scored seven runs, had six RBI, and added a stolen base. He posted a .600 on base percentage and a .923 slugging percentage. After going 1-for-6 in the series-opening win on Friday, Payne went 6-for-7 with two walks in Tech’s doubleheader sweep on Saturday. Payne scored six runs and drove in six runs in the doubleheader, hitting a home run and two doubles.

Stojanovska, a sophomore from Skopje, Macedonia, became the first Tech women’s swimmer to win an ACC title with a school record NCAA “B” cut time of 1:59.27 in the 200-yard butterfly. In addition, Stojanovska also earned all-ACC honors with a second place finish in the 200-yard freestyle, setting a new school record in the 200-yard freestyle with a NCAA “B” cut time of 1:47.67. Stojanovska helped the team to a sixth place finish at the ACC Championships, the best finish in school history. She was also a part of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that broke a school record with an NCAA “B” cut time of 7:24.06. The sophomore was also a member of the 400-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley teams that set school records.

2004-05 Athletes of the WeekAug. 30 Jayme Gergen (Volleyball)Sept. 7 P.J. Daniels (Football) and Lynnette Moster (Volleyball)Sept. 13        Calvin Johnson (Football) and Ann Armsby (Cross Country)Sept. 20        Kristi Miller (Tennis) and Lynnette Moster (Volleyball)Sept. 27        Lynnette Moster (Volleyball) and Jose Luis Muguruza (Tennis)Oct. 4  Roberto Castro (Golf) and Lindsey Laband (Volleyball)Oct. 11 GT Defense (Football), Kristi Miller (Tennis) and Jayme Gergen (Volleyball)Oct. 18 Lynnette Moster (Volleyball), Chris Reis (Football) and Nicholas Thompson (Golf)Oct. 25 Lauren Sauer (Volleyball), Jose Luis Muguruza (Tennis) and Kristi Miller (Tennis)Nov. 1  Kelly Anderson (Tennis), Marko Rajevac (Tennis) and Evan Stowers (Diving)Nov. 8  Kacie Anson (Tennis) and Andy Tidwell-Neal (Football)Nov. 15 Djay Jones (Football) and Lindsey Laband (Volleyball)Nov. 22 Jill Ingram (Basketball), Sam Morgan (Swimming) and Vesna Stojanovska (Swimming)Nov. 29 Stephanie Higgs (Basketball) and Nicholas Thompson (Golf)Dec. 6  Jarrett Jack (Basketball), Chioma Nnamaka (Basketball) and Lauren Sauer (Volleyball)Dec. 13 Marisa Aston (Volleyball) and Luke Schenscher (Football)Jan. 3  Reggie Ball (Football), Jarrett Jack (Basketball) and Jessica Williams (Basketball)Jan. 10 Anthony Morrow (Basketball) and Chioma Nnamaka (Basketball)Jan. 17 Chaunte Howard (Track), Jose Luis Muguruza (Tennis) and Zeb Sion (Track)Jan. 24 Jason Howard (Swimming), Jill Ingram (Basketball) and Vesna Stojanovska (Swimming)Jan. 31 Ryan Bishop (Swimmng), Brandy Depland (Track) and Kristi Miller (Tennis)Feb. 7  Christine Sheridan (Softball) and Sukhwa Young (Tennis)Feb. 14 Roberto Castro (Golf) and Jessica Sallinger (Softball)Feb. 21 Brian Ford (Track), Andriane Lapsley (Track), Danny Payne (Baseball) and Vesna Stojanovska (Swimming)

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