June 22, 2004
ATLANTA–Georgia Tech track all-America Brendon Mahoney was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Track and Field second team, announced Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Mahoney, a senior from Cumming, Ga., is Tech’s third Academic All-America of the year, joining volleyball standout Kele Eveland and softball pitcher Erin Voeltz. A total of 10 Tech student-athletes were Academic All-District honorees in 2003-04.
On the track, the middle distance standout earned all-America honors in the 1500 meters at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Championships, the third all-America award of his career. Mahoney is a 13-time all-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree who was named the 2004 ACC Performer of the Year for both indoor and outdoor track.
A Management major, Mahoney earned his degree this semester.
The Academic All-America Teams program honors 816 male and female student-athletes annually who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom. Individuals are selected through voting by CoSIDA, the College Sports Information Directors of America; a 2,000-member organization consisted of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.