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Tech Track Standout Deigni Tabbed Academic All-American

June 18, 2002

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech men’s track student-athlete Olivier Deigni was named to the Verizon Academic All-America University Division Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country Second Team, it was announced Tuesday.

Deigni’s selection as one of the nation’s top track and field student-athletes gives the Yellow Jackets a school record five Academic All-American selections for the 2001-02 school year.

A senior from Abidjian, Ivory Coast, Deigni earned All-ACC honors as a member of the Jackets’ conference champion 4×400-meter relay. He also placed fourth in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles at the ACC Outdoor Championships, posting a season-best time of 53.16.

In addition to posting his most successful season on the track, Deigni owns a 3.95 grade point average in Aerospace Engineering. He is also a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and was selected first-team District III Academic team.

The Verizon Academic All-District and All-American teams are selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Georgia Tech's Verizon Academic All-America Team Members for 2001-02Dan Dyke, Football (first team)Kyleen Bell, Volleyball (first team)Matthew Boggs, Baseball (second team)Olivier Deigni, Track & Field (second team)Laura Ozolins, At-Large/Tennis (third team)

Georgia Tech’s Verizon Academic All-District III Team Members for 2001-02 Dan Dyke, Football (first team) Kyleen Bell, Volleyball (first team) Regina Tate, Basketball (second team) Matthew Boggs, Baseball (first team) Laura Ozolins, At-Large/Tennis (first team) Jennifer Christenson, At-Large/Swimming (first team) Nicole Campbell, Track & Field (second team) Jenny Lentz, Track & Field (second team) Olivier Deigni, Track & Field (first team)

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