June 26, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six Georgia Tech softball players have been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team as announced Tuesday by the conference office.
Seniors Shannon Bear, Kate Kuzma and Kelsi Weseman, sophomores Hayley Downs and Alysha Rudnik and freshman Karly Fullem all earned the honor after posting a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintaining a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
All eight ACC schools that sponsor softball are represented on this year’s All-ACC Academic Team. Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech led with six players, while Boston College and Florida State placed five on the team. Three players were honored from Maryland, North Carolina, and NC State, and two Virginia players were recognized.
Bear, Kuzma, and Weseman made their third appearance on the academic team alongside Scholar-Athlete of the Year and North Carolina’s Kelli Wheeler, Virginia’s Taylor Williams, and Virginia Tech’s Courtney Liddle. It was the second career appearance for Rudnik and the first for Downs and Fullem.
Weseman, the 2012 ACC Player of the Year, is joined by Kuzma as Yellow Jackets who were on both the 2012 All-ACC Academic Team and the 2012 All-ACC Team.
Jackets on the All-ACC Academic Team
Alysha Rudnik @ Georgia Tech So. Management
Hayley Downs Georgia Tech So. Management
Karly Fullem Georgia Tech Fr. Business Administration
Kate Kuzma # Georgia Tech Sr. Business Administration
Kelsi Weseman # Georgia Tech Sr. Industrial Engineering
Shannon Bear # Georgia Tech Sr. Biochemistry
@ – Two-time honoree
# – Three-time honoree