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Trilisky and Kurian Named Academic All-ACC

Feb. 1, 2006

ATLANTA – Sophomores Nazar Trilisky and Nisha Kurian were named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams, respectively, announced Wednesday by ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

The All-ACC Academic team recognizes student-athletes who have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the fall semester and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher during their academic career while making a significant contribution in their sport.

Trilisky, a sophomore from Snellville, Ga., was the Jackets’ top runner during the cross country season as he finished first among Tech runners in five of six meets this fall. He also placed sixth overall at the Mercer Atlanta Meet and 18th overall at the Florida State Invitational. Trilisky is a computer engineering major and achieved a 4.0 GPA during the fall semester. His cumulative GPA at Georgia Tech is a 3.93.

Kurian, a sophomore from Canton, Ohio, was the top runner for the women. She placed eighth overall at the Mercer Atlanta Meet and 19th overall at the Florida State Invitational while finishing first among Tech runners in five of six meets this season. Kurian had a 4.0 GPA in chemical engineering during the fall semester and has a cumulative GPA of 3.69.

Also making a 3.0 or better last semester on the men’s side were Miguel Amador, Chris Bishop, Chris Clarke, Blake Fertitta, Josh Hammel, David Herren, Derek Hoye, Greg Johnson, Adam Jones, Masato Kan, Matt Kinsel, Paul Specht, James Taylor, and Zack Wansley. For the women, Allison Childress, Mary Chind, Kirby Cross, Natalie Darraugh, Jill Davis, Barbie Daymude, Sheila Eshraghi, Maria Hampton, Ashley Keck, Veronica Kinard, Kelly Kisling, Elena Linn, Theresa Mahfood, Jenny Sims, Carla Uribe, and Emily Yandle achieved a 3.0 or better this past fall.

2005 All-ACC Academic Cross Country Team (Men)

Name, Class, School, Semester GPA, Career GPA, Major Paul Ahern, Fr., Virginia Tech, 3.80, 3.80, University Studies Shane Ahlers, Jr., Wake Forest, 3.24, 3.14, Biology David Atkiss, Sr., Virginia Tech, 3.37, 3.37, Masters of Business Thomas Berry, Jr., Miami, 3.82, 3.75, Motion Pictures Andrew Dumm, Jr., Virginia, 3.60, 3.55, Foreign Affairs Pablo Durana, Sr., North Carolina, 3.44, 3.41, Communications Jan Foerster, Jr., Virginia, 3.10, 3.10, Economics Ryan Foster, Jr., Virginia, 3.10, 3.13, Computer Science Stephen Furst, So., NC State, 3.63, 3.92, Aerospace Engineering Greg Isaacs, Jr., Clemson, 3.76, 3.28, Civil Engineering Chris Kollar, So., NC State, 4.00, 3.63, Biological Science Keith Krieger, Jr., Duke, 3.65, 3.42, Economics Thomas Lancashire, Jr., Florida State, 4.00, 3.92, Exercise Science Andrew Lemoncello, Sr., Florida State, 3.63, 3.26, Education Tyler McCandless, Fr., Maryland, 3.81, 3.81, Physical Sciences Patrick Mellea, So., Boston College, 3.20, 3.28, Finance Andrew Montgomery, So., Virginia Tech, 3.52, 3.79, Architecture Philip Nichols, Jr., Florida State, 3.50, 3.50, Education Charles Salmen, Sr., Duke 3.92, 3.94, English Jonathan Scheiner, Jr., Miami, 3.88, 3.67, Finance Tristram Thomas, Fr., North Carolina, 3.68, 3.68, Undecided Nazar Trilisky, So., Georgia Tech, 4.00, 3.93, Computer Engineering Tibor Vegh, So., NC State, 4.00, 4.00, Economics

2005 All-ACC Academic Cross Country Team (Women)

Name, Class, School, Semester GPA, Career GPA, Major Whitney Anderson, Fr., Duke, 3.25, 3.25, Undeclared Jennifer Barton, Sr., Clemson, 4.00, 3.91, Biological Sciences Annie Bersagel, Sr., Wake Forest, 4.00, 3.94, Economics/Political Science Laurel Burdick, So., Boston College, 3.89, 3.69, Elementary Education Tasmin Fanning, Fr., Virginia Tech, 3.26, 3.26, Communications Jemissa Hess, Jr., NC State, 3.75, 3.75, Art Applications Clara Horowitz, Sr., Duke, 3.50, 3.10, Visual Arts Laurel Jefferson, Jr., Maryland, 3.80, 3.88, English/French Magin Kebert, So., NC State, 3.67, 3.80, Biological Sciences Cori Koch, Sr., Maryland, 3.40, 3.13, Kinesiology Nisha Kurian, So., Georgia Tech, 4.00, 3.69, Chemical Engineering Nichole Lister, So., Boston College, 3.48, 3.48, Env. Geological Science Sally Meyerhoff, Sr., Duke, 3.42, 3.29, History Natasha Roetter, Sr. Duke, 3.92, 3.97, Political Science Shannon Rowbury, Sr., Duke, 3.85, 3.83, English/Theatre Studies Melanie Schultz, Sr., Miami, 3.47, 3.61, Marine Science-Biology Nicole Schappert, Fr., Wake Forest, 3.37, 3.37, Undeclared Michelle Sikes, Jr. Wake Forest, 4.00, 3.94, Mathematical Economics Laura Stanley, Sr., Duke, 3.92, 3.24, Psychology Brittany Tinsley, Fr., NC State, 3.38, 3.38, First Year College Virginia Wheeler, Gr., NC State, 3.56, 3.56, Material Science/Engineering Abigail Wilshire, Jr., Florida State, 3.75, 3.75, Meteorology Elizabeth Wort, Sr., Duke, 3.75, 3.17, Psychology

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