THE FLATS – Avery Bartlett, Daniel Pietsch, Preston Smith, Nahom Solomon, Hailey Gollnick and Jeanine Williams were all named to the outdoor track and field all-ACC academic team, the conference announced on Wednesday.
The Yellow Jackets earned the selection by recording a 3.0 grade-point average or better for the semester while maintaining at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA for their academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the all-ACC academic team.
Bartlett , a junior computational media major, was an all-ACC selection after winning the 800m at the 2018 Outdoor Track and Filed ACC Championship in Miami, Fla. in May. He was an NCAA national qualifier in the 800m, finishing 11th overall on his way to earning all-American status. Bartlett set the Georgia Tech record in the 800m at the Florida Relays. He was also tabbed to the all-ACC academic team for the indoor season.
A senior mechanical engineering major, Pietsch, was an all-ACC selection in the 400m. He finished sixth at the ACC Championships in May. He also qualified for the NCAA East Prelims in the 400m. Pietsch earned academic all-ACC honors for the 2018 indoor season as well.
Smith , a senior business administration major, earned all-ACC recognition in the triple jump. He finished just shy of the podium at the ACC Championships with a fourth-place finish. Smith was a regional qualifier in the triple jump.
Solomon adds his fourth academic honor of his senior campaign. An academic All-American and all-district selection, the computer engineering major was also tabbed to the indoor all-ACC academic team. During the outdoor season, Solomon set the school record in the 5k and 10k. He qualified for the NCAA East prelim in the 10k where he registered the eighth-best all-time performance to punch his ticket to Nationals. At Nationals, he finished in the top-20 and No. 19 overall. Solomon will return to The Flats as a graduate student for his final indoor track and field season.
Gollnick set the school and faciltity record in the 200m steeplechase at the Yellow Jacket Invitational. She was an NCAA regional qualifier in the 3000m steeplechase. The senior biology major took home all-ACC honors in the 3000m steeplechase with a sixth-place finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships in May.
Already one of the most decorated hurdlers in Tech history, Williams adds another accolade. The junior biology major was the 2018 ACC Champion in the 100m HH in May. She qualified for Nationals in the event, earning all-America honors and finishing 15th overall. She also earned all-ACC academic honors for the 2018 indoor season.