May 11, 2006
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team had two players to earn their degrees this past Saturday. Megan Hapring, a shooting guard from Dunwoody, Ga. and April Johnson, a guard/forward from Macon, Ga., were part of a class of 2,200 students to earn their degrees at the Georgia Dome on May 6th.
The ceremony began at 9 a.m. and marked the 224th commencement at Georgia Tech. Bernie Marcus, co-founder of the Home Depot and the chairman of the Marcus Foundation, addressed the graduates in just the second graduation to ever be held at the Georgia Dome.
Harpring finished her career as one of the most experienced players to ever compete at Georgia Tech, playing in all but three games over a four-year span. Well known for her precision at the free-throw line, the senior was also one of the top outside scorers in school history. She started 30 games in her career and competed in 113 contests from 2003-06.
Johnson was a two-year member of the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team before a pair of knee surgeries forced the end of her collegiate playing career in 2004. In those two years, she played in a total of 31 contests, including 25 of 26 in her final season on the court. Following her playing career, Johnson was a student-assistant for the Georgia Tech basketball team, assisting the coaching staff with day-to-day operations.
The Yellow Jackets had five active players to conclude their eligibility this season, including Harpring and Kasha Terry, who was taken by the Indiana Fever in the 2006 WNBA Draft.