ATLANTA, Ga. (June 16) — Georgia Tech senior Kevin Betts (Eufaula, Ala.) ended his Tech career by being voted to the GTE Academic All-America men’s spring at-large first team, the organization has announced. Sophomore Bryce Molder (Conway, Ark.) was voted to the Academic All-America second team, which is the first time he has won GTE honors.
Betts, a member of both the cross country and track & field teams at Tech, graduated with a perfect 4.0 grade point average in Mechanical Engineering last Saturday. He won GTE Academic All-America men’s spring at-large second team honors a year ago, and captured first team honors for the initial time this year. He was voted GTE All-District III first team each of the last two years and was on the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll the last three seasons. This year, he turned in the squad’s top indoor time in the 3,000 meters (8:43.16) and was seventh in the ACC Outdoor Championship steeplechase in a time of 9:56.00. His best finish during the cross country season was fifth in the Georgia State Invitational in a time of 26:08.
Molder currently holds a 3.5 grade point average in Management and just finished an outstanding sophomore season on the collegiate links. He was voted second team GTE All-District III and was named the male recipient of the 1999-00 Bobby Dodd Scholarship at Tech, which is voted to the top male and female scholar-athletes each season. He won Golf Coaches Association of America first team all-America honors for a second straight season, and joined four-time all-America David Duval as the only Yellow Jackets to win first team honors more than once in a career. Molder finished the year with a 71.57 stroke average and had 10 top-10 finishes in 13 tournaments, including a win at the Carpet Capital Collegiate. He surpassed Duval for the Tech lead in the career stroke average with a 71.10 mark and helped the Jackets to the ACC and NCAA East Regional championships.