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"The Greatest 25 Tech Athletes Of The Century"

Nomination Bios

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David Duval, Golf (1990-93)
A four-time first-team All-America…one of just three division one players to earn that honor. Two-time National Player of the Year and ACC Player of the Year. Six-year veteran of PGA Tour.

“Bunky” Henry, Golf (1965-67)
Three-time letter winner in golf and three-time letter winner in football. Member of the Senior PGA Tour.

Bobby Jones, Golf (ME 1922)
The nominating committee voted Jones to the ballot. The finest amateur golfer of the 20th century. In 1930, he captured the “impregnable quadrilateral”. Regarded as one of the top athletes of the century. Originator of “The Masters”.

Matt Kuchar, Golf (1997-Present)
1997 U.S. Amateur Champion, 1998 Haskins Award winner and the ACC Player of the Year. Has participated in both Walker Cup and Palmer Cup squads for the United States.

Larry Mize, Golf (1978-79)
The top Tech player at the 1979 ACC Championship, who has been a fixture on PGA Tour for nearly 20-years. Winner of the 1987 Masters. Member of the Tech Hall of Fame.

Bryce Molder, Golf (1998-Present)
The 1998 Nicklaus Award winner and two-time first-team All-America. Molder was tabbed the 1999 ACC Player of the Year. Member of Walker and Palmer Cups for the United States.

Charlie Yates, Golf (1934-35)
The 1934 National Collegiate Champion. Yates was undefeated in the 1936 and 1938 Walker Cup. He has collected victories in the British Amateur and the Western Open.

Kevin Brown, Baseball (1984-86)
Ranks in the top ten for wins, innings pitched, and complete games. Helped the Jackets to a pair of ACC tournament titles. Named All-ACC in 1986. Regarded as one of the top pitchers in the major leagues.

Nomar Garciaparra, Baseball (1992-94)
Key member of the College World Series finalist in 1994. ACC Rookie of the Year in 1992. First-team All-America in 1993 and 1994. Member of the 1992 Olympic team. 1999 AL batting champion with the Boston Red Sox.

Ty Griffin, Baseball (1986-88)
First-team All-America in 1988, and was a finalist for national player of the year honors. Two-time All-ACC. Gold-medal winner at 1988 Olympics. Fourth player selected in 1988 amateur draft.

Riccardo Ingram, Baseball-Football (1984-87)
Named ACC Male Athlete of the Year in 1987 after being a first-team All-ACC pick in both football (DB) and baseball (OF). Named first-team All-America in baseball and ACC Player of the Year in 1987.

Jason Varitek, Baseball (1991-94)
Perhaps the finest baseball player ever at Georgia Tech. Won every major national player of the year honor in 1994. Three-time first-team All-America, four-time All-ACC, with Rookie of the Year honors in 1991 and Player of the Year honors in 1993.

Johnny Hiles, Swimming (1948-50)
Member of the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame…Hiles was a two-time SEC champion of back-to-back SEC Champions in 1949 and 1950.

Ned Neely, Men’s Tennis (1958-60)
Two-time All-America and teamed with Harry Thompson to form the finest doubles tandem in Tech tennis history. Helped the Jackets finish fourth at the 1950 NCAA Tournament.

Bryan Shelton, Men’s Tennis (1985-88)
A 1988 All-America pick. Shelton was a four-time All-ACC selection and still shares part of the record for most wins in a season (22). Member of the Tech Hall of Fame. 9-years on the ATP Tour.

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