April 28, 2015
THE FLATS — Georgia Tech senior Andrew Kosic has been named the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the 2015 All-ACC Academic Men’s Swimming & Diving Team, as announced today.
A chemical & biomolecular engineering major from West Chester, Pa., Kosic was an NCAA All-American in both the 50 free and 100 free at the 2015 NCAA Championships. He was the ACC silver medalist in the 100 free, won bronze in the 50 free and was fourth in the 100 fly. Kosic set six school records this past season in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 400 medley relay and 400 medley relay, and leaves Tech holding eight different school records.
Kosic becomes the first Yellow Jacket to earn the ACC’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award in swimming & diving.
“Obviously I’m super-excited for Andrew,” said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. “And it’s an honor that is incredibly well-deserved. Balancing academics and athletics in the ACC is difficult, especially here at Georgia Tech, and he’s done it to the highest degree. He’s had a remarkable career, and it’s thrilling for me to see when someone’s hard work pays off.”
On the All-ACC Academic Men’s Swimming & Diving Team, Kosic was joined by freshman Noah Harasz, junior Yuval Safra, senior Nico van Duijn and freshman Brian Woodbury. Both Kosic and van Duijn are four-time honorees — two of the three four-time honorees in the ACC this season.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, 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.
Name, School, Year, MajorLuke Keffer, Boston College, Sr., BiologyDavid Armstrong, Duke, Jr., PsychologyMichael Miller, Duke, So., PsychologyKazumu Takabayashi, Duke, So., Computer ScienceClay Sanders, Duke, Sr., Civil EngineeringKevin Fraser, Duke, So., Electrical & Computer EngineeringTyler Toren, Duke, Sr., BiologyDylan Grisell, Florida State, So., Biological ScienceAnthony Lyons, Florida State, Fr., BusinessTyler Roberge, Florida State, Fr., PsychologyNoah Harasz, Georgia Tech, Fr., Computer ScienceAndrew Kosic %, Georgia Tech, Sr., Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringYuval Safra, Georgia Tech, Jr., Business AdministrationNico van Duijn %, Georgia Tech, Sr., Electrical EngineeringBrian Woodbury, Georgia Tech, Fr., Computer ScienceAddison Bray, Louisville, Sr., Cellular BiologyTrevor Carroll, Louisville, So., Exercise ScienceRudy Edelen, Louisville, Sr., FinanceJosh Quallen, Louisville, So., Exercise ScienceGrigory Tarasvich, Louisville, So., EngineeringAaron Young, Louisville, Sr., BiologySoren Dahl, NC State, So., International StudiesRyan Held, NC State, Fr., Life SciencesDerek Hren @, NC State, So., Nutrition ScienceAnton Ipsen, NC State, Fr., EngineeringAdam Linker @, NC State, So., Computer ScienceChristian McCurdy, NC State, Jr., Computer ScienceHennessey Stuart, NC State, Fr., EngineeringRyan Wilkinson, NC State, Sr., Business AdministrationPatrick Riess, North Carolina, So., UndecidedAndrew Jensen, Notre Dame, Jr., Science Pre-ProfessionalCameron Miller @, Notre Dame, Sr., Science-BusinessZachary Lierly, Pitt, So., Business Finance and AccountingSpencer Gray, Pitt, So., Computer ScienceCarl Buergler, Virginia, Jr., EngineeringColby Shinholser, Virginia, Jr., EngineeringKyle Butts %, Virginia Tech, Sr., FinanceBrandon Fiala @, Virginia Tech, So., FinanceMorgan Latimer #, Virginia Tech, Sr., HistoryLogan Stevens, Virginia Tech, Jr., Geography
@ denotes two-time honoree # denotes three-time honoree % denotes four-time honoree