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PHOTOS: Fall 2023 Graduation Brunch

As commencement ceremonies begin to take place at Georgia Tech this weekend, the Yellow Jackets’ 18 graduating student-athletes were honored on Friday morning during the athletics’ semi-annual graduation brunch.

Speakers at the event included graduating football student-athlete D’Quan Douse (history, technology and society), head baseball coach Danny Hall, assistant AD/student-athlete development Kevin Cone, executive deputy AD/chief operating officer Jon Palumbo and director of athletics J Batt. The graduates were also welcomed by former Georgia Tech baseball star and MLB standout, Matt Wieters, who returned to campus to finish his degree in business administration.

During the event, the graduates received their white stoles to identify them as student-athletes during their commencement ceremonies.

Georgia Tech athletics boasts a 92% graduation success rate in the latest data provided by the NCAA. For the third-straight year, Georgia Tech set a new all-time high with its 92% NCAA GSR, topping its previous all-time high of 91% set just last year. Prior to 2021, Georgia Tech had never achieved a GSR above 90% and prior to 2016, Tech had never achieved a GSR above 85%. In addition, 10 of Tech’s 13 teams – women’s basketball, men’s cross country/track and field, women’s cross country/track and field, football, golf, softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and volleyball – boasted individual team GSRs that are at or above the national average in their respective sports.

Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2

Looking to build on the success of last year’s Competitive Drive Initiative, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech athletics are partnering once again for Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2. Initially launched on Nov. 7, CDI Turn 2 has reached its initial goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund and has a new goal of raising $3 million in new gifts to the A-T Fund by Dec. 31. Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation will match eligible gifts to accelerate the impact for Tech athletics and, like last year, not only will gifts to CDI Turn 2 be matched, but so will the contributor’s benefits in the way of A-T Fund giving levels and priority points. To learn more and contribute online, visit atfund.org/turn2.

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