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Reis, Lapsley, Scharf Receive Total Person Awards

April 25, 2006

ATLANTA–Football standout Chris Reis and track all-America Andriane Lapsley received the Georgia Tech Athletic Association’s highest honor, the Total Person Award, at the annual Yellow Jacket Celebration, held Monday evening at Alexander Memorial Coliseum.

The Total Person Awards are presented annually to the male and female senior student-athletes who best exemplify excellence in academics, athletics, leadership and service.

Reis, from Roswell, Ga., earned all-ACC honors on the football field and in the classroom and has served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Board and participated in numerous community service endeavors. Also active in community outreach and the Advisory Board, Lapsley, from San Antonio, Texas, is a three-time all-America and six-time all-America. She captured two of those ACC titles at last weekend’s conference meet.

Reis also received Captain’s Captain Award from the Georgia Tech Letterwinners’ Club.

Former basketball and baseball standout and 1965 Tech graduate Ron Scharf was honored with the Total Person Alumnus Award.

Ashley Kracke, a senior from Birmingham, Ala., and a standout for the women’s swimming program, received the Robert Cup as Tech’s top senior student athlete.

Women’s basketball player Cheytoria Phillips received the Delta Air Lines Partners in Leadership Award.

Kristi Miller, currently the No. 1-ranked women’s tennis player in the nation and an outstanding student in Management, and all-America golfer Roberto Castro, an Academic All-America majoring in Industrial Engineering major, were awarded the Bobby Dodd Scholarships for 2005-06, recognizing Tech’s top returning scholar-athletes.

Special Recognition Awards were given to two-time all-ACC outfielder Steven Blackwood of the Tech baseball team and all-ACC women’s tennis player Kelly Anderson, both seniors.

The Georgia Tech All-Academic Team recognizes the top scholar on each team: Kelly Anderson (women’s tennis), Steven Blackwood (baseball), Roberto Castro (golf), Brandy Depland (women’s track), Liz Foster (women’s swimming), David Herren (men’s cross country), Jason Howard (men’s swimming), Kristina Hull (softball), Katie Mohs (volleyball), Lori Beth Morris (cheerleading), Taylor Narewski (men’s track), Cheytoria Phillips (women’s basketball), Zachary Rath (men’s tennis), Darryl Richard (football), Jenny Sims (women’s cross country), Mario West (men’s basketball).

Also recognized were the All-ACC Top Six for Service: Steven Blackwood (baseball), Daphne Mitchell (women’s basketball), Brandon Duckett (men’s track & field), LeShawn Newberry (football), Ashley Kracke (women’s swimming) and Shanta Smith (women’s track & field).

Retired Director of Athletics Dave Braine received the Faculty/Staff Recognition Award.

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