Three Yellow Jackets Named to All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis Team

July 24, 2008

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Scott Blackmon, Guillermo Gomez and Ryan Smith were named to the 2008 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Tennis Team announced ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford Thursday.

Blackmon, a recent graduate in Management from Pensacola, Fla., earned his second straight All-ACC Academic nod. He finished the 2007-08 campaign with a 21-13 doubles record and teamed with Smith to earn a final doubles ranking of No. 42. The duo earned wins over the No. 26, No. 58 and No. 60 teams in the nation.

Smith, a freshman from Marietta, Ga., earned a spot on his first All-ACC Academic Team. The first-year Yellow Jacket registered 17 singles wins to go along with his 21 doubles wins.

Gomez, a freshman from Alicante, Spain, closed out his first season on The Flats with 27 wins, the ninth-most wins in a season by a Yellow Jacket. Gomez was recognized for his tremendous season by being named to the All-ACC Men’s Tennis Team, the ACC Freshman of the Year and the ITA/Mideast Region Rookie of the Year.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

The 2008 All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team is as follows:

2008 All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team

Name, School Class Major *Dylan Arnould, Duke So. Political Science
*Scott Blackmon, Georgia Tech Sr. Management
Benjamin Carlotti, North Carolina Sr. Business Administration
Nick Cavaday, NC State Sr. Psychology
**Kiril Dimitrov, Duke Jr. Economics
Kevin Galloway, Clemson Fr. Pre-Business
Guillermo Gomez, Georgia Tech Fr. Industrial Engineering
*David Goulet, Duke So. Economics
*Pedro Graber, Virginia Tech So. Industrial and Systems Engineering
*Dominic Inglot, Virginia Jr. Commerce
Sebastien Jacques, Virginia Tech Fr. Business
*Nickolai Nielsen, Maryland Jr. Business Management
Andrew Orban, Maryland Jr. Mathematicsv Cory Parr, Wake Forest Jr. Sociology
Ignaci Roca, Virginia Tech Sr. Civil Engineering
Jason Sechrist, Boston College Sr. Finance
Ryan Smith, Georgia Tech Fr. Biochemistry
Sanam Singh, Virginia Fr. Undeclared
Alex Stone, Duke Sr. Political Science
J.C. Whitner, Miami So. Marketing
Jay Weinacker, NC State Jr. Business Management
Jean Yves-Aubone, Florida State So. Sports Management

*repeat All-ACC academic honorees
**Three-time honoree


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