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Kilborn, Kurey, Wacker Named To All-ACC Academic Tennis Team

June 25, 2013

THE FLATS – Yellow Jacket women’s tennis student-athletes Elizabeth Kilborn, Megan Kurey and Muriel Wacker were named to the All-ACC Academic Team, the league announced Tuesday.

Kilborn earned her degree in Biology in May. Kurey, a rising sophomore, is majoring in Business Administration and Wacker, a rising senior, is majoring in Industrial Engineering. It is the third time Kilborn has been selected to the team as she also earned the honor in 2010 and 2012. It is the first conference award for Kurey and Wacker.

Kurey and Wacker become the 13th and 14th different Yellow Jackets to be selected to the academic team, while Tech student-athletes have accumulated 24 ACC All-Academic Team selections since the team was first recognized in 2006.

“I am so proud of Elizabeth, Megan and Muriel, who have all combined excellence in both academics and athletics. All three work tirelessly to maintain the highest standards on and off the court, and represent the best of Georgia Tech,” head coach Rodney Harmon said.

Kilborn was the 2013 Georgia Tech captain and helped lead the Yellow Jackets back to the NCAA Tournament for the 14th straight season. Kilborn finished the season with 14 wins, including five over ranked opponents. The Marietta native clinched three matches for the Yellow Jackets this spring, two of which were comeback wins after Tech had lost the doubles point.

Kilborn moved into 11th all-time at Georgia Tech with 82 career singles wins and is eighth all-time with 78 career doubles victories. Kilborn earned Faculty Honors with a perfect 4.0 during the fall 2012 semester and Dean’s List honors in the spring 2013 semester.

Kurey finished her rookie season with 20 singles wins, which was the second-most on the Tech squad. The Alpharetta native teamed with Kendal Woodard to become one of the best doubles teams in the country as the duo finished the year with a 24-6 overall record, a 20-3 mark in dual matches and a 9-1 ACC record.

Wacker earned Faculty Honors after finishing both the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. On the court, Wacker compiled the best season of her career. The Zurich, Switzerland, native finished with 15 singles wins and won nine of her final 14 matches.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during her academic career.

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