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Spring, 2007 Graduates

May 1, 2007

Steven Blackwood, Baseball, Biology

Three-time all-ACC outfielder … Academic All-America, Academic All-ACC and recipient of ACC Postgraduate Scholarship … Plans to attend medical school.

Andy Hawranick, Baseball, Management

Four-year letterwinner as a catcher for the Tech baseball team (2003-06) … Helped Tech win three NCAA Regionals and was a member of 2006 College World Series team.

Roberto Castro, Golf, Industrial Engineering

Three-time all-America golfer who is one of the nation’s top amateur players … Two-time Academic All-America and an Academic All-ACC selection … Graduating with highest honor … Recipient of ACC Honorary Postgraduate Scholarship.

Kevin Larsen, Golf, Management

Four-year standout for Tech’s nationally ranked golf program … All-ACC and third-team all-America in 2006 … Dean’s List student and Academic All-ACC selection.

Ofer Finkler, Men’s Swimming, Electrical Engineering

Graduating with highest honor with 3.95 GPA … Plans to pursue master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering … Academic All-ACC selection and recipient of ACC Postgraduate Scholarship and ACC Scholar-Athlete Award.

Sam Morgan, Men’s Swimming, Management

ACC Champion in 1650 free in 2005 … Two-time All-America honorable mention in 1650 freestyle (2004, ’05) … Three-time All-ACC performer in 500 free and 1650 free …Only four-time NCAA qualifier in Tech history

Alex Williams, Men’s Swimming, Mechanical Engineering

Four-year letterwinner for the Tech swimming program who was team captain for 2006-07 season … Has top five times in Tech history in 100 and 200 breaststroke.

Josh Hammel, Men’s Track/Cross Country, Biomedical Engineering

Lettered in both track and cross country … Three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

David Herren, Men’s Track/Cross Country, Biology

Tech’s top cross country performer last fall and an Academic All-ACC selection … Also a track standout.

Taylor Narewski, Men’s Track, Public Policy

Three-time member of ACC Academic Roll … Served on Student-Athlete Advisory Board.

Zach Rath, Men’s Tennis, Management

Four-year letterwinner who has helped men’s tennis program to four straight NCAA Tournaments … Dean’s List.

Stephanie Higgs, Women’s Basketball, Management

Two-time all-ACC performer who helped the Tech women’s basketball program to a record-setting season as a senior … The Jackets’ leading scorer at 15.4 ppg … Finished her career among the top 10 scorers in Tech history.

Kristina Hull, Softball, Science, Technology & Culture

Senior leader for Tech’s nationally-ranked softball team … Academic All-ACC selection … Winner of Tech’s Total Person Award and recipient of ACC Postgraduate Scholarship … President of Student-Athlete Advisory Board.

Sarah Wood, Softball, International Affairs

Four-year letterwinner and key starting pitcher for Tech’s nationally-ranked softball team … Helped Tech to four straight NCAA berths … Academic All-ACC honoree.

Meghan DeVinney, Women’s Swimming, Industrial Engineering

Four-year letterwinner (2002-06) who was part of the school record 800 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams … Also holds Tech’s all-time best time in 100 butterfly … Member of ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Elizabeth Foster, Women’s Swimming, Civil Engineering

Four-year letterwinner (2002-06) and team captain for the 2005-06 season … School record holder in 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly events and is part of four relay school records.

Amanda Korell, Women’s Swimming, Science, Technology & Culture

Four-year letterwinner for the Tech swimming program from 2004-07 … Two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll honoree.

Heather Matz, Women’s Swimming, Biology

Four-year letterwinner for the Tech swimming program … Holds six all-time top 10 times in Tech history.

Laurissa Prystaj, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Materials Science Engineering

Four-year letterwinner (2002-06) and the first Tech female diver to qualify for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships … Holds school records on both 1-meter and 3-meter springboards … Two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.

Vesna Stojanovska, Women’s Swimming, Aerospace Engineering

Three-year letterwinner (2003-06) …First ever female All-American and ACC champion in Tech swimming history … 2005 ACC champion in 200 butterfly

Alison Walker, Women’s Swimming, Management

Four-year letterwinner and team captain for 2006-07 … Three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll honoree …Setthe school record in the 100 breaststroke and swam on two record-setting relay teams

Kira Barcus, Women’s Track & Field, Industrial Design

Lettered four years (2003-06) as a pole vaulter … Three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Jewel Welch, Women’s Track & Field, Science, Technology & Culture

Four-year letterwinner and one of the top throwers for the women’s track and field program … Two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.

Alison Silverio, Women’s Tennis, Management

Two-time All-ACC tennis standout … Helped Tech to three straight ACC Championships … MVP of 2005 ACC Tournament … Academic All-ACC selection and recipient of ACC Postgraduate Scholarship.

Abby Showers, Volleyball, Management

Four-year letterwinner and starting libero in 2006 … Academic All-ACC selection.

Chris Woods, Football, Management

Three-year letterwinner (2003-05) for Tech football program, helping the Jackets to bowl games each year … Transferred to Tech from Morris Brown.

Kyle Wallace, Football, Management

Three-year starter at offensive tackle and four-year letterwinner (2001-04) for Tech football team … Returned to school to finish his degree after pursuing professional football.

Darryl Richard, Football, Management

Earning his degree in Management after just three years … Member of Student-Athlete Advisory Board … “Peach of an Athlete” honoree by the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Ajenavi Eziemefe, Football, Management

Four-year letterwinner as a running back for the Tech football team from 2002-05 … Helped Tech reach a bowl game each year …Rushed for 136 yards in win over North Carolina as a freshman.

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