April 23, 2007
ATLANTA – All-ACC volleyball standout and 2006 honorable mention All-America Ulrike Stegemann has been named the recipient of the 2007-08 Bobby Dodd Scholarship, which recognizes the Yellow Jackets’ top returning male and female scholar-athletes, as announced Monday night at the Yellow Jacket Celebration.
The volleyball standout led Tech to a 20-12 record in 2006 and is one of three returning juniors to lead the Yellow Jackets in 2007.
Also earning awards at the annual end-of-year awards dinner were Abby Showers, who was honored as the top scholar on the volleyball team, and Allie Niekamp, who was one of six student-athletes recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference for their service outreach, earning the ACC’s Top Six for Service 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 annual 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.
Football standout Kevin Tuminello was also awarded the Bobby Dodd Scholarship for 2007-08, as Tech’s top returning male scholar-athlete.
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.
All-ACC tennis player Alison Silverio and swimming standout Ofer Finkler were honored with the Atlantic Coast Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards. Silverio also received the Captain’s Captain Award from the Georgia Tech Letterwinners’ Club.
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.