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Silverio Earns Captain's Captain Award at Annual Yellow Jacket Celebration

April 23, 2007

ATLANTA – Alison Silverio, the school record-holder in doubles victories in a career and captain of the three-time Atlantic Coast Conference Champion Georgia Tech women’s tennis team, received the Letterwinner’s Club’s Captain’s Captian Award, ACC Scholar-Athlete Award, and recognition for earning an ACC Postgraduate Scholarship at the Yellow Jacket Celebration.

The end-of-year event, which honored athletes from all 17 sports at Georgia Tech, took place Monday night on Georgia Tech’s campus.

Also being recognized Monday evening was junior standout Kristi Miller, who was the Yellow Jackets’ top academic scholar for the year.

Swimming standout Ofer Finkler was also honored with the Atlantic Coast Conference Scholar-Athlete Award.

All-America golfer Roberto Castro and softball standout Kristina Hull received the Georgia Tech Athletic Association’s highest honor, the Total Person Award, at the event. 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.

Former Tech football all-America Dr. Allen Ecker, now Executive Vice President of Scientific Atlanta, was honored with the Total Person Alumnus Award.

Ashlee Kidd, a senior from St. Petersburg, Fla., and a six-time all-America in track and field, received the Robert Cup as Tech’s top senior student athlete.

Men’s basketball standout Mario West received the Delta Air Lines Partners in Leadership Award.

Ulrike Stegemann, an all-ACC volleyball player, and football standout Kevin Tuminello were awarded the Bobby Dodd Scholarships for 2007-08, recognizing Tech’s top returning scholar-athletes.

Women’s basketball player Kentrina Wilson, an important contributor to the most successful season in school history, received the Perseverance Award after overcoming two major knee injuries.

Sue Ann Allen, Executive Assistant to the President of the Georgia Institute of Technology, received the Faculty/Staff Recognition Award, and Bobby Robinson, who is retiring as Senior Associate Director of Athletics, received a Special Recognition Award.

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