Oct. 29, 2006
ATLANTA – Former Georgia Tech baseball standout Steven Blackwood, a member of the 2006 College World Series team, has been named Mr. Georgia Tech for 2006, as announced by the Institute at halftime of the Georgia Tech-Miami homecoming football game Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Georgia Tech candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and have been a student at the Institute for at least three years. Each person must participate in an interview process that evaluates their communication skills, self assurance, activities and honors, clearly defined personal and career goals, enthusiasm and school spirit, campus and community involvement and leadership ability. Ten semifinalists are then chosen and voted on by members of the student body.
Blackwood, a fifth-year senior, accumulated numerous athletic and academic accolades as a four-year member of the Georgia Tech baseball team from 2003-06, including Academic All-America, All-Atlantic Coast Conference, and the Georgia Tech Athletic Association Special Recognition Award. He was a three-year starter on the nationally-ranked baseball team that made one appearance to the College World Series and earned two ACC Championships during his tenure.
An athlete that excels in the classroom, Blackwood is a pre-med major concentrating in Biology. The Roswell, Ga. native has been named a recipient of the Atlantic Coast Conference postgraduate scholarship award as well as a three-time member of the ACC Honor Roll while serving on the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board and participating as a clinical research assistant at Grady Memorial Hospital.