Feb. 22, 2016
In celebration of Black History Month, RamblinWreck.com will highlight several African-American athletes that left their mark on Georgia Tech Athletics. Be sure to catch our first three profiles on Kisha Ford-Torres (women’s basketball), John Salley (men’s basketball) and Ty Griffin (baseball).
By Chris Yandle | Communications & Public Relations
It’s been four years since Monique Mead last played volleyball for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. However, her post-college career has continued to follow a sports path.
A 2012 graduate in business administration, Mead capped off an impressive college career, finishing as Tech’s all-time leader in kills and points. A three-time team captain, she lettered four years for the Jackets, earning first-team All-ACC honors every season.
She began her career as the 2009 ACC Freshman of the Year and earned AVCA All-America Honorable Mention in 2009, 2010 and 2011. As a senior, she was named an AVCA Third-Team All-American. Also impressive in the classroom, she was named to the ACC All-Academic Volleyball Team as a junior in 2011.
During her final semester on The Flats, she also worked as a game day operations intern.
Once her college career was complete, she played two seasons of professional volleyball in Puerto Rico and Azerbaijan. In Puerto Rico, she played four months of pro volleyball with Las Gigantes de Carolina, earning a starting position as a rookie. She led Las Gigantes de Carolina in points and kills, while finishing in the league’s top 10 in both categories. While her stint in Puerto Rico was short-lived, she competed on the Puerto Rican Federation All-Star Team.
Five months later, she traveled to Baku, Azerbaijan, where she played for Telekom Baku. She earned a starting position for the eight-month season.
She returned to the Atlanta areas where she has coached club volleyball and spent time as a retail development assistant for the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), which is part of IMG College. She is currently in law school at Georgia State, where her brother-in-law Kyle Jackson, a former Georgia Tech football player, was a stellar law student.