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Ozolins Named Academic All-America

June 12, 2002

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech tennis standout has been named to the Verizon Academic All-America At-Large third team, becoming Tech’s fourth Academic All-America honoree of 2001-02.

The senior from Toronto, Canada, maintains a near perfect 3.98 grade point average while majoring in Biology. She is a three-time Verizon Academic All-District selection but made the Academic All-America team for the first time in her career.

A four-year starter, Ozolins led the Tech women’s tennis team to its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 2002 and the highest national ranking in school history at No. 17. Ozolins ranked third on the team in singles wins with 19.

Ozolins joins Tech’s first-team Verizon Academic All-America selections Dan Dyke (football) and Kyleen Bell (volleyball) and second-team honoree Matthew Boggs (baseball). She is also one of nine Verizon Academic All-District honorees for the Yellow Jackets in 2001-02.

Chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America, the Verizon Academic All-America and All-District teams recognize outstanding student-athletes who are starters or important reserves and maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.

Georgia Tech's Verizon Academic All-America Team Members for 2001-02Dan Dyke, Football (first team)Kyleen Bell, Volleyball (first team)Matthew Boggs, Baseball (second team)Laura Ozolins, At-Large/Tennis (third team)

Georgia Tech’s Verizon Academic All-District III Team Members for 2001-02 Dan Dyke, Football (first team) Kyleen Bell, Volleyball (first team) Regina Tate, Basketball (second team) Matthew Boggs, Baseball (first team) Laura Ozolins, At-Large/Tennis (first team) Jennifer Christenson, At-Large/Swimming (first team) Nicole Campbell, Track & Field (second team) Jenny Lentz, Track & Field (second team) Olivier Deigni, Track & Field (first team)

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