April 29, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. – As announced by Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford, Friday, six Georgia Tech athletes have been recognized on the Indoor Track Academic All-ACC team for their efforts in the classroom.
Freshman Julienne McKee, sophomore Jasmine Kent, juniors Duncan Thompson and Aaron Unterberger and seniors Leslie Njoku and Joanna Wright have each earned the academic honor for the first time in their careers.
To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his or her academic career.
Florida State senior Kim Williams has been recognized as the 2011 ACC Women’s Indoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year, while Clemson graduate student Miller Moss has been honored as the 2011 ACC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
McKee, a freshman biology major, has made a mark on the Tech Track team in her first season on the Flats earning points in both the long and triple jump at the Indoor ACC Championships. Fellow jumper, Kent, a sophomore architecture major, also helped Tech to garner some points at the ACC Indoor meet with her seventh place long jump performance.
Juniors, Thompson and Unterberger each registered points for the Jackets on the men’s side of things with Thompson, a computer engineering major, finishing sixth in the weight throw, while Unterberger, an industrial engineering major, placed sixth in the pole vault.
Seniors Njoku, a biochemistry major, and Wright, a biology major, round out the pack of honorees. Njoku has succeeded in her senior season finishing with a seventh place performance in the 60 meter hurdles and helping the Jackets to an eighth place 4×400 meter finish as the anchor leg.
Wright, the lone Jacket to earn both All-ACC and Academic All-ACC honors during the indoor season wrapped up her indoor season by setting a new school record at the Rod McCravy Invitational at the University of Kentucky, finishing fifth in the pole vault at the ACC Indoor Championships and earning USTFCCCA All-America Second Team honors with her 10th place finish at the Indoor National Championship.