Former Georgia Tech football player Roddy Jones has been nominated for an award recognizing leadership, character and contribution to sport and society. Jones is one of five collegiate finalists for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, named after UCLA coaching legend John Wooden. The cup will be awarded April 25 at the Fox Theatre. The other finalists are Notre Dame baseball player Tommy Chase, Yale ice hockey player Aleca Hughes, Kentucky distance runner Josh Nadzam and Miami (Ohio) ice hockey player Cody Reichard. Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt will be the professional recipient of the Wooden Cup, given by the non-profit Athletes for a Better World, which is based in Atlanta.
The selection committee is chaired by former Georgia coach Vince Dooley.
Past winners include Dikembe Mutombo, Cal Ripken Jr., Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning and John Smoltz.