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Four Tech Golfers Make All-ACC Academic Team

June 9, 2006

ATLANTA – Mike Barbosa, Roberto Castro, Taylor Hall and Kevin Larsen, four of Georgia Tech’s five starters at last week’s NCAA Championship, made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Golf Team announced Friday by the conference office and commissioner John D. Swofford.

Tech, the ACC co-champion this year, and Boston College each had four players selected. Co-champion North Carolina and Virginia Tech each had three honorees.

Castro, a junior Industrial Engineering major from Alpharetta, Ga., and Larsen, a junior in Management from Santa Barbara, Calif., are two of three ACC golfers named to both the All-Academic team and to the all-conference golf team.

Castro has already named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team, while Barbosa, a red-shirt senior from St. Petersburg, Fla., graduated this spring with a degree in Management. Hall, a Management major, is a freshman from LaGrange, Ga.

To be eligible for 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 his academic career.

2006 All-ACC Academic Men’s Golf Team

 Name, Class, School, MajorJames Granello, So., Boston College, FinanceKyle Kelly, Sr., Boston College, CommunicationsRobert Reed, So., Boston College, FinanceRyan Sturma, Jr., Boston College, AccountingMartin Catalioto, Sr., Clemson, Parks, Recreation & Tourism ManagementJonas Blixt, So., Florida State, Multinational BusinessMike Barbosa, Sr., Georgia Tech, ManagementRoberto Castro, Jr., Georgia Tech, Industrial EngineeringTaylor Hall, Fr., Georgia Tech, ManagementKevin Larsen, Jr., Georgia Tech, ManagementGraham Berry, So., North Carolina, PsychologyChase McFarland, Fr., North Carolina, UndeclaredRobert Riesen, Fr., North Carolina, UndeclaredConrad VonBorsig, Fr., Virginia, UndeclaredJurrian van der Vaart, So., Virginia Tech, Environmental ScienceCarl Wakely, Jr., Virginia Tech, HistoryDrew Weaver, Fr., Virginia Tech, Business

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