82 Tech student-athletes set to graduate

A list of the 82 Georgia Tech student-athletes, trainers and managers graduating Saturday, courtesy of the Tech sports information department.

Bachelor of Science

Name                                         Major                                                                 Sport

LaQuananisha Adams              History, Technology & Society                       Women’s Basketball

Corey Aitken                             Business Administration                                 Women’s Track/XC

Melanie Akwule                       Business Administration                                 Women’s Track/XC

Christa Bagley                           Business Administration                                 Cheer

Shannon Bear                           Biochemistry                                                     Softball

Mo Bennett                               History, Technology & Society                       Women’s Basketball

Sunny Brewer                           Business Administration                                 Cheer

Samuel Brown                          Civil Engineering                                              Manager

Alison Campbell                       International Affairs                                        Volleyball

Nick Claytor                               Management                                                    Football

Hillary Davis                              Business Administration                                 Women’s Track/XC/Tennis

Danielle Dike                            Science, Technology and Culture                 Softball

Kristen Dornstauder                Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering         Women’s Swimming

Matthew Duane                       Polymer & Fiber Engineering                        Cheer

Mario Edwards                         History, Technology & Society                       Football

Andy Elakman                           Business Administration                                 Football

Eric Elder                                   Biochemistry                                                     Football

Alexander Erickson                 Mechanical Engineering                                 Men’s Track/XC

Jordan Evans                             Business Administration                                 Women’s Swimming

Austin Flanary                           Mechanical Engineering                                 Football

Marcus Fondon                        Computer Science                                           Manager/Trainer

Zach Fraysier                            Business Administration                                 Football

Joe Fulton                                  Mechanical Engineering                                 Men’s Track/XC

Ryan Gomba                              Computer Science                                           Men’s Track/XC

Sasha Goodlett                         History, Technology & Society                       Women’s Basketball

Geoff Greco                              Business Administration                                 Football

Heidi Hatteberg                        Aerospace Engineering                                  Women’s Swimming

Robert Hogan                           Building Construction                                      Football

Farah Khemani                         Aerospace Engineering                                  Cheer

Betsy Kim                                   Public Policy                                                Women’s Track/XC

Mary Kownack                          Nuclear & Radiological Engineering             Women’s Track/XC

Thea Kromer                             History, Technology & Society                       Women’s Swimming

Kate Kuzma                               Business Administration                                 Softball

Margeaux Leighton                 Business Administration                                 Cheer

Caitlin Lewis                              Biology                                                           Women’s Swimming

Caroline Lilley                           Business Administration                                 Women’s Tennis

Hsinyu Lin                                  Industrial Engineering                                     Cheer

Jon Lockhart                             Management                                                    Football

Antonio McKay, Jr.                   Management                                                    Men’s Track/XC

Daniel McKayhan                     Management                                                    Football

Jhanelle McLeod                      Economics                                                         Women’s Track/XC

Maureen McMeekin               Mechanical Engineering                                 Women’s Track/XC

D.J. McMillan                            Management                                                    Men’s Track/XC

Nick McNutt                              Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering         Men’s Track/XC

Nick McRae                               Management                                                    Football

Miguel Muguruza                     Industrial Engineering                                     Men’s Tennis

Leslie Njoku                              Building Construction                                      Women’s Track/XC

Erin O’Donnell                          Business Administration                                 Women’s Swimming

Hen Pauker                               Industrial Engineering                                     Women’s Swimming

Rebecca Payne                         Business Administration                                 Cheer/Trainer

Embry Peeples                         Management                                                    Football

Nigel Plummer                          Business Administration                                 Men’s Swimming

Kristine Priebe                         Public Policy                                                     Softball

Maxwell Randolph                   Business Administration                                 Men’s Swimming

Ty Rawlings                                Industrial Engineering                                     Football

Chelsea Regins                         Science, Technology and Culture                 Women’s Basketball

Brian Robbins                           Business Administration                                 Men’s Swimming

James Robinson                        Business Administration                                 Baseball

Rick Scheff                                Mechanical Engineering                                 Men’s Track/XC

John Showalter                         Aerospace Engineering                                  Men’s Swimming

Keren Siebner                          Industrial Engineering                                     Women’s Swimming

Jessica Simmon-Bolog             Industrial Engineering                                     Cheer

Margaret Singletary                 Business Administration                                 Cheer

Philip Smith                               Management                                                    Football

Jason Stott                                 Chemical Engineering                                     Cheer

Carson Swanson                       Biomedical Engineering                                  Cheer

Zachary Tillman                        Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering         Men’s Swimming

Travis Wagner                          Biology                                                               Men’s Swimming

Rachael Wallace                       Mathematics                                                     Manager

Metra Walthour                       Science, Technology and Culture                 Women’s Basketball

Richard Watson                        Management                                                    Football

Kelsi Weseman                         Industrial Engineering                                     Softball

James White                             Management                                                    Golf

Antonio Wilson                        Management                                                    Football

Marcus Wright                         Management                                                    Football

Master’s

Name                                         Concentration                                                  Sport

Hunter Clasen                           Science (EAS)                                                    Men’s Track/XC

Jill Davis                                     International Affairs                                        Women’s Track/XC

Brian Dempsey                         Business Administration                                 Baseball

Kelsey Duffy                              Chemical Engineering                                     Men’s Swimming

Luke Haag                                  Business Administration                                 Cheer

Jose Muguruza                         Business Administration                                 Men’s Tennis

Andy Nguyen                            Business Administration                                 Men’s Track/XC

103 comments Add your comment

Tech Man

May 3rd, 2012
9:34 am

Congrats to all the graduates!

Ramblin Man

May 3rd, 2012
10:17 am

Congrats. Good luck with your futures

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
10:37 am

Wow…Nick Claytor came back and got his degree! Good on ya mate…

NiquePhotog

May 3rd, 2012
10:48 am

Congrats to all! A true achievement that should not be overlooked. I couldn’t imagine being able to dedicate all that time to sports while getting an engr. degree.

A good read:

http://www.fromtherumbleseat.com/2012/5/3/2994830/dear-georgia-tech-graduates-i-bet-you-feel-like-a-badass-dont-you

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
10:52 am

If only Georgia Tech didn’t have demanding degrees like History, Technology and Society. Then they could compete with the “Football Factories.”

Georgia Tech=JOKE.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
10:56 am

“If only Georgia Tech didn’t have demanding degrees like History, Technology and Society. Then they could compete with the “Football Factories.”

dwagfan’s understanding of the difference between Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science=JOKE

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
10:58 am

Terrific news.

Also noticed Marcus Wright graduated. Aside from Nesbitt, he was always my favorite.

Brock

May 3rd, 2012
11:01 am

dawgfan, were you just born AN a-hole or simply born OUT OF AN a-hole? I’ve never seen an ass maggot get so much satisfaction of posting on a tech blog.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
11:03 am

GS…Marcus Wright is transferring to Larry Coker’s new program at UT-SA correct? I believe Wright is originially from San Antonio.

gt lee

May 3rd, 2012
11:05 am

dwagfan = colostomy bag

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
11:07 am

I knew that he was transferring but not where, only that I was really disappointed when he didn’t play last season.

Fargo

May 3rd, 2012
11:08 am

@dawgfan – atleast they have a degree. Wish I could say that about you.
dawgfan’s IQ = Snookie’s IQ

www

May 3rd, 2012
11:09 am

History, Technology and Society still requires more math and science classes than dwagfan has ever taken.

and will get graduates better jobs than dwagfan will ever have.

bitter much, ya obsesive georgia tech football online stalker?

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
11:41 am

I’m not bashing the degree. I’m sure its great. I’m just bashing the crybaby sore loser Techies who constantly make nothing but excuses for their football program. Its a complete lie and a myth. History, Science and Technology majors have to take one math class and two science classes. That’s it. I just looked it up. Tech fans claim that this alone holds back their football program. If Tech does not have a good recruiting class, which it almost never does, Tech fans blame it on academics. If Tech loses a football game, which it often does, Tech fans blame it on academics. Tech fans claim that all good football players are too dumb to handle one math class and two science classes. Tech fans claim that 55% of their football players never graduate because History, Technology and Society is too difficult for them

Tech fans are just a total joke. That’s my only point. Congrats to all the graduates.

K

May 3rd, 2012
11:57 am

Dawgfan, You just showed your true lack of intelligence!

collegeballfan

May 3rd, 2012
11:57 am

The value of a degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology has been reaffirmed in a big way. Georgia Tech is number one on SmartMoney Magazine’s list of the best 50 colleges based on return of tuition investment.

The magazine collected median pay figures from two pools of alumni, recent grads and those alums 15 years out from obtaining their degrees. This was compared with the actual cost of tuition. From this information, SmartMoney created a “Payback Score,” reflecting an actual return on tuition investment.

Based on this data, the payback score was determined to be 221. This score compared with the University of Texas, Austin, which placed second with a payback score of 194.

UGA was 4th at a score of 186.

Athens Clarke County Police Officer

May 3rd, 2012
12:19 pm

Hey Dawgfan, it may be appropriate for you to get on a Tech blog and have something dumb to say when the university that you support can keep their players out of our jail. However, Orson, Cornelius Washington, Tavarres, Caleb King, Sanders Commings, Dontavious Jackson, Munzemier, Lemon, Henson, Boling, Baldwin, Justin Bean Anderson, Sturdivant, Wood, Cuff, Jon Owens, Robinson, Vance, Dittmer, Ealey, Jordan Love, Zach Mettenburger, Parrish, Montez Robinson, Demetre Baker, and Alec Ogletree have made it easier for me to reach my quota. UGA football. What a program of character and class. Over 30 arrests in 4 years. That my friend, is a JOKE. Drive Safely

GT Anchorage

May 3rd, 2012
12:22 pm

dawgfan, actually its two math courses, starting with precalculus…. They also have to take computer programming. I’m sure that class is a cakewalk at uga, but at Tech about half of the students have to retake the course.

DoakBoyGT

May 3rd, 2012
12:40 pm

@dawgfan What does it say about your life when you come on here and talk crap about young men and women earning a degree. Where is your diploma from? Athens Technical College? Or, is it from Barnett Shoals Barber College?

Dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
12:57 pm

I only post here because I am ashamed of my Dawgs who are nothing but a bunch of criminals and pathetic losers in life….just like me!!

Carlson

May 3rd, 2012
1:03 pm

Congratulations to the graduates. It is a tall order to graduate from a program like Ga Tech while playing ball, especially the ones who completed their studies within 4 years. Smart kids who know how to manage their time. Good luck in the future!

old dog

May 3rd, 2012
1:06 pm

Congrats graduates…..Whether its Tech or UGA, its important to get that degree. Y’alls football program will come around; I’m just not sure that maybe the system y’all have kind of scares away some recruits. Tough schools (see Duke, Stanford) can still have good teams. The rivalry will be back on soon enough….its just a matter of whether its with this offense. Maybe some shotgun, etc. would help y’all out……..

old dog

May 3rd, 2012
1:07 pm

p.s.I definitely was referring to roundball when I said Duke!!

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
1:20 pm

My degree, I’ll have you Techies know, is in Poopanomics. Anyway, on to the CMR poo report. I have the privilege of reporting to Mr king/ Mr Towers that today at 0852, CMR had a lovely bowel movement. There were 4 samples, all type 3 on the Bristol Stool Scale. Sizes were 6, 5, and 4 inches in length, total weight 11.75 oz. After lots of digging I could find no signs of corn or peanuts.

Thanks as always,

dawgfan = CMR’s “Official Poo Inspector”

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
1:27 pm

“Tough schools (see Duke, Stanford) can still have good teams”

Old dog…Stanford has a good team NOW…mostly because of Jim Harbaugh. During Georgia Tech’s 16-game postseason streak, Stanford has missed the postseason a total of 10 times.

1995 Willingham 7–4–1 5–3
1996 Willingham 7–5 5–3
1997 Willingham 5–6 3–5
1998 Willingham 3–8 2–6
1999 Willingham 8–4 7–1
2000 Willingham 5–6 4–4
2001 Willingham 9–3 6–2
2002 Teevens 2–9 1–7
2003 Teevens 4–7 2–6
2004 Teevens 4–7 2–6
2005 Harris 5–6 4–4
2006 Harris 1–11 1–8
2007 Harbaugh 4–8 3–6
2008 Harbaugh 5–7 4–5
2009 Harbaugh 8–5 6–3
2010 Harbaugh 12–1 8–1
2011 Shaw 11–2 8–1

But hey…feel free to take another stale, over-regurgitated swipe at the offense and how it hurts recruiting…

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
1:58 pm

“@dawgfan What does it say about your life when you come on here and talk crap about young men and women earning a degree.”

I said it was a great degree. I wasn’t attacking the student-athletes and I apologize if my comments could be construed as such. I just don’t think its the insurmountable hurdle to athletic success that Tech fans make it out to be. I think its a crutch and an excuse. I think Tech fans are some of the biggest sore losers you will ever encounter.

Congrats to all the graduates.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
2:17 pm

“I just don’t think its the insurmountable hurdle to athletic success that Tech fans make it out to be. I think its a crutch and an excuse”

Whoa whoa whoa dwagfan…when has it kept us from athletic success? All we say is that it limits us from considering the same talent pool that a majority of the schools get to see.

GTBob

May 3rd, 2012
2:26 pm

History, Science and Technology majors have to take one math class and two science classes. That’s it. I just looked it up.

Well, look it up again, because you are wrong.

old dog

May 3rd, 2012
2:26 pm

@Fl Jacket
Not taking a swipe…..just stating a fact. I pull for y’all due to family connections when we are not playing y’all. I, like so many other NOT STALE folks just feel this offense ain’t gonna bring them in. Nothing to do with TECH, just the system. See what happens………

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
2:31 pm

“Whoa whoa whoa dwagfan…when has it kept us from athletic success? All we say is that it limits us from considering the same talent pool that a majority of the schools get to see.”

And you would not be saying that if you were not trying to argue or imply that it limits your athletic success. Nice try though.

Good for them...

May 3rd, 2012
2:40 pm

..How many of these graduates have “real” jobs lined up?

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
2:40 pm

“And you would not be saying that if you were not trying to argue or imply that it limits your athletic success. Nice try though.”

It limits the talent pool…and that’s a fact. JuCo grades cannot transfer in unless JC players happen to be, by some sheer stroke of luck, Mathematics majors at their JC. In addition, several HS recruits (especially in the state of Georgia) cannot even make Tech’s minimum GPA/test score requiremets imposed by the Institute for athletes.

While I’m not saying that makes landing a top-10 recruiting class (as dubious as that is) impossible…it reduces the odds quite a bit.

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
2:55 pm

Let’s just say H,T, & S is as easy as a Sports Studies major at UGA. Let’s just say…

You still have to be admitted to major in that, and we don’t admit at the NCAA minimum. UGA – and many of the schools with which we compete for recruits – does. Even then, a player wouldn’t have the flexibility to switch majors to, say, Physical Education, if he decided he didn’t like H,T, & S.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
3:17 pm

“Wow…Nick Claytor came back and got his degree! Good on ya mate…”

My mistake…Mario Edwards came back as well!

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
3:23 pm

“JuCo grades cannot transfer in unless JC players happen to be, by some sheer stroke of luck, Mathematics majors at their JC.”

Okay, you can’t get JUCO players. Does that really explain losses to teams like Air Force, Virginia and Utah on an annual basis? Keep trying. I’m sure you’ll come up with something.

“In addition, several HS recruits (especially in the state of Georgia) cannot even make Tech’s minimum GPA/test score requiremets imposed by the Institute for athletes.”

Why don’t you tell me what those minimum GPA/test scores are pal. $100 says you can’t do it. You’ll flap your jaws about it until you’re blue in the face but you can’t tell me what they are. At any rate, several HS recruits (especially in the state of Georgia) CAN meet those minimum requirements and choose to take their football game elsewhere. Its an excuse. Plain and simple. You Techies want everyone to believe that most HS football recruits are not smart enough to play football at your precious “Institute” and that is nothing but fantasy. Its not true.

Thanks.

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
3:27 pm

“You still have to be admitted to major in that, and we don’t admit at the NCAA minimum. UGA – and many of the schools with which we compete for recruits – does. Even then, a player wouldn’t have the flexibility to switch majors to, say, Physical Education, if he decided he didn’t like H,T, & S.”

Its probably news to Kansas, NC State, Air Force, Virginia and Utah that they have such a huge advantage over Georgia Tech in recruiting. I bet they didn’t know that.

Good grief.

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
3:28 pm

“Okay, you can’t get JUCO players. Does that really explain losses to teams like Air Force, Virginia and Utah on an annual basis?”

I guess I was unaware we lost to them annually. That’s like saying UGA loses to UCF or Colorado annually. However, the Air Force game was bad. We had two muffed punts and a fumble at the 1 yard line. Against Utah, half our team was hurt. I’d would have been more disappointed if I cared about bowl games.

As for UVA, they won eight games. Probably should have won, but those things happen.

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
3:30 pm

“Its probably news to Kansas, NC State, Air Force, Virginia and Utah that they have such a huge advantage over Georgia Tech in recruiting. I bet they didn’t know that.”

Kansas was a bad loss. I can’t really respond to that.

NC State won 9 games in 2010 with a pretty damned good QB. I addressed the others above.

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
3:35 pm

I’m not one that believes in the transitive property in college football, however, that Kansas team did have a win against Colorado, who beat … you guessed it – Georgia.

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
3:37 pm

“I guess I was unaware we lost to them annually.”

2008: Losses to Virginia and UNC, two recruiting powerhouses.

2010: Losses to Kansas, NC State and Air Force. I’ve heard Air Force cadets are pretty good at math.

2011: Losses to Virginia and Utah. Try whining to Utah about recruiting. They get the Pac 10’s leftovers and still wax that Techie azz.

“I’d would have been more disappointed if I cared about bowl games.”

Keep on not caring and the teams that you recruit against will keep using all those bowl losses against you in recruiting. Tech fans come on here crying like little girls about how their academics hurt them in recruiting but they could care less about an embarassing bowl loss streak. You just proved my point. Thanks.

Georgia Tech=JOKE.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
3:46 pm

“2008: Losses to Virginia and UNC, two recruiting powerhouses.

2010: Losses to Kansas, NC State and Air Force. I’ve heard Air Force cadets are pretty good at math.

2011: Losses to Virginia and Utah. Try whining to Utah about recruiting. They get the Pac 10’s leftovers and still wax that Techie azz. ”

2008 – Jaybo Shaw – a true Freshman – played this game in JFN’s absence. UNC during this time WAS a recruiting powerhouse…as witnessed by the sheer number of NFL draft picks they’ve had over the last 4 years. And Virginia wasn’t too shabby in the NFL draft pick department either…

2009 1 8 Eugene Monroe T Jacksonville Jaguars
2009 2 45 Clint Sintim LB New York Giants
2009 6 185 Cedric Peerman RB Baltimore Ravens
2009 6 208 John Phillips TE Dallas Cowboys
2008 1 2 Chris Long DE St. Louis Rams
2008 1 15 Branden Albert T Kansas City Chiefs
2008 6 196 Tom Santi TE Indianapolis Colts

2010 – Russell Wilson is a darn good QB last I heard…

2011 – “They get the Pac 10’s leftovers and still wax that Techie azz.” 481 yards of offense would disagree, the game was lost because we couldn’t make a FG.

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
3:46 pm

Since 2007, North Carolina has had classes ranked by Rivals 17th, 32nd, 9th, 29th, 16th, 44th. Not too bad.

Since 2007,UVA has had classed ranked by Rivals 25th, unranked, 32nd, unranked, 25th, 27th. The 2008 team was actually pretty damn good.

I’ll be sure to remember a three point loss is getting waxed. Thanks.

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
3:47 pm

2010 NC State beat UCF.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
3:54 pm

“Since 2007,UVA has had classed ranked by Rivals 25th, unranked, 32nd, unranked, 25th, 27th. The 2008 team was actually pretty damn good. ”

UVA had a run of 5 NFL 1st rounders between 2005-2009 of having (Heath Miller, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Chris Long, Branden Albert, Eugene Monroe)…and had 2 others nearly make the 1st round in 2010 and 2011 (Chris Cook, Ras-I Dowling).

But UVA is a terrible team…

George Stein

May 3rd, 2012
3:58 pm

Facts, FLJ.

Thing about UVA is they actually recruit pretty well because, ultimately, they’re the big boy in that state.

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
3:59 pm

“2010 NC State beat UCF.”

As did Kansas State (7-6) and Southern Miss (8-5) that year…UGA must be as bad as Tech if “you can’t beat who beat us who beat the team that beat you”.

dwagfan’s logic-JOKE

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
4:01 pm

“Thing about UVA is they actually recruit pretty well because, ultimately, they’re the big boy in that state.”

GS…that’s right. Say, I wonder where the guy that recruited all those NFL 1st rounders and high draft picks at such a “Football Factory” like UVA is now??

BLT

May 3rd, 2012
4:44 pm

dawgfan despite your bellicose buffoonery you almost (ALMOST) sound like a human being. It’s a small improvement. Keep up the good work.

dawgfan=the little engine that could

BLT

May 3rd, 2012
4:46 pm

Almost forgot,

Thanks

BLT

May 3rd, 2012
4:57 pm

sorry, “inspite of” instead of “despite”

FL Jacket

May 3rd, 2012
4:59 pm

“bellicose buffoonery”

Sort of like malicious malarky?

dawgfan

May 3rd, 2012
5:12 pm

You Techies forget-not only am I inferior to you in intelligence, but I also suffer from peenus envy. So there!

Thanks

BLT

May 3rd, 2012
5:14 pm

I was hoping someone would catch that FLJ…

Too much theasaurus? Ha

BLT

May 3rd, 2012
5:18 pm

thesaurus DAMN!

GT Lee

May 3rd, 2012
5:18 pm

….but I thought the thesaurus’ were all wiped out by a comet millions of years ago……

BLT

May 3rd, 2012
5:20 pm

Anyway, congratulation to all of the student athletes! Go Jacket!

BLT

May 3rd, 2012
5:21 pm

GT Lee

May 3rd, 2012
5:25 pm

“Sort of like malicious malarky?”

Isn’t he the head coach of Jax Jaguars?

ToeMeetsLeather

May 3rd, 2012
7:19 pm

Well you know you are getting old when you see a kid, Antonio McKay, Jr, getting their degree and you were in school with their dad. Antonio McKay, Sr ran track at TECH and in the Olympics a few moons ago.

Congratulations to all of these youngsters with their degrees in hand and the world of possibilities ahead of them.

1 4 GT

May 3rd, 2012
8:10 pm

Kids–and yes I am old enough to call them/ya’ll KIDS–the world is your oyster! Go get’em!!!!

DawgFan has low self-esteem

May 3rd, 2012
10:23 pm

dawgFan,

How many points is a three -pointer worth??? You can use your calculator if you need to.

Sov

May 3rd, 2012
11:11 pm

Dawgfan….this is why you hate us….we succeed where you suck!! Real life

Alabama Jack

May 4th, 2012
2:09 am

Dawfan = why fertile women should not engage in anal sex

Wrecker

May 4th, 2012
5:37 am

Congratulations to all of these student-athletes! It was hard enough for me to earn my degree without spending 20-30 hours some weeks on a D1 sport. I can only imagine how disciplined these folks had to be.

Jimmy

May 4th, 2012
5:45 am

Wow. It’s that time of year already?

Ken’s annual blog about the Tech graduates and their loser fan base congratulating them, along w/ their “..academic restraints are the reason why we can’t beat UGA in anything…” blah blah blah type of comments.

How time flies.

ToeMeetsLeather

May 4th, 2012
5:56 am

Little Jimmy, I guess you missed the round ball score at the “barn” this year and what transpired at Turner Field the other night. But I know, for you nadlicker fans that never set foot on the UGA campus, football is all that matters.

GT Sid

May 4th, 2012
6:10 am

Hey Ken, would you give us an update on undrafted free agent signings? Any of these guys getting any love?

crackbaby

May 4th, 2012
6:25 am

Damn Good Jackets!

Did Hillary Davis letter in Track/XC AND Tennis?! If so, what an athlete! As the oft played commercial says, most NCAA athletes go pro in something other than sports.

These fine young people, and their peers who graduate from UGA and other universities, are the future of our great country. We should all congratulate them all and support their past, current and future efforts.

Jimmy

May 4th, 2012
6:37 am

So I pull into a gas station the other day and a young woman is crying because she thought someone had “stolen” her gas tank. Turns out she just pulled her car near the pump on the wrong side.

She was wearing a UGA hat. The man who had to explain it to her was wearing a Tech hat. He even had to teach her how to pump the gas.

Sorry, George Stein...

May 4th, 2012
8:06 am

…but UGA does not “admit at the NCAA minimum”, either. Athletes at UGA are held to a higher admission standard, not regular student standard, but significantly higher than SEC and surely NCAA standards. Even Vanderbilt student athletes get a break on admissions at that school, just as Tech and Duke athletes gets breaks on admission standards at their respective institutions.

Try not the paint with such a broad stroke…and why is it you hear about UGA football players transferring to Tech, but never hear about Tech athletes transferring to UGA to continue playing sports?

Tom

May 4th, 2012
8:17 am

“Georgia fans are passionate, but let’s face it – they’re not the brightest fans. Passionate, but not bright.”Former UGA QB Eric Zeier, November 21, 2001 on 790theZone

Delbert D.

May 4th, 2012
9:20 am

I am in no way knocking the History, Technology and Society degree (as a troll on this blog did); however, only one football player selected that major among this graduating class. Anthony Allen majored in that, as he was a transfer student. When transferring one needs to maximize the number of credits that will be accepted. A broad-based curriculum like that is valuable when one is planning to attend graduate school, especially in an MBA program. Preston Lyons, another transfer student, chose a similar route.

George Stein

May 4th, 2012
10:08 am

UGA does admit at the NCAA minimum. I never suggested that Tech athletes were subjected to the more rigorous standards that the general student population faces, but we do not accept players at the NCAA minimum.

dawgfan

May 4th, 2012
10:12 am

You Techies better quit mocking me! Just because I only have 1.5 in of manhood and suffer from peenus envy does not give you the right to make fun of me….sniff, sob

Thanks,

dawgfan = mangy, flea-bitten. rabies-infected, butt-sniffing Troll

5150 UOAD

May 4th, 2012
10:17 am

Sorry, George Stein… Hahaha that is WHY UGa has 70% Special Admits on the football team? That tells you UGa does admit at the NCAA minimum.

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/paper-trail/2008/12/30/athletes-show-huge-gaps-in-sat-scores

Many schools routinely used a special admissions process to admit athletes who did not meet the normal entrance requirements. More than half of scholarship athletes at the University of Georgia, the University of Wisconsin, Clemson University, UCLA, Rutgers University, Texas A&M University and Louisiana State University were special admits. . . At Georgia, for instance, 73.5 percent of athletes were special admits compared with 6.6 percent of the student body as a whole.

5150 UOAD

May 4th, 2012
10:28 am

The Indianapolis Star newspaper recently posted an article regarding “special admits” to colleges. So called “special admits” refers to the preferences given to athletic recruits that would not normally meet admissions standards. While there is nothing surprising about the fact that colleges use different standards for some athletes, the interesting point is the degree of preference given.

The newspaper studied 55 of the countries largest public universities and found that the preferences given to special admits at many schools was disproportionately favoring athletes, particularly football players. For example, in 2004 the University of California reported that 95% of freshman football players on scholarship were special recruits while 47% of all freshman athletes on scholarships were special admits. In contrast, only 2% of all freshman students were special admits. At the University of Georgia and Texas A&M University, 94% of freshman football players were special admits.

The process of using special admits is something that students who may apply to those colleges need to know about, particularly if their grades and test scores are lower than the average for those schools. While these colleges may except students with lower grades and test scores, many of those admissions slots are going to recruited athletes, leaving little room for non athletes.

Not all colleges use special admits and the study found that many universities did not use any special admits. For a breakdown of which of the nation’s largest public universities use special admits look at the table put together by the newspaper.

http://www.collegeadmissionspartners.com/college-planning/special-admits-and-college-admissions/

Touche', UOAD...

May 4th, 2012
10:42 am

…yet “special admits” does not really mean anything, as MOST athletes at most schools, including Tech, are “special admits”. All this means is that MOST athletes are admitted at lower academic levels than “regular” students as the Indianapolis Star correctly points to, yet which you seem to want to discount.

Based on your use of semantics, GT is the leader in “special admits” since “•Georgia Tech had the nation’s best average SAT score for football players, 1028 of a possible 1600, and best average high school GPA, 3.39 of a possible 4.0. But because its student body is apparently very smart, Tech’s football players still scored 315 SAT points lower than their classmates.”

And, “Schools with the highest admissions standards, such as Georgia Tech….had the biggest gaps between the SAT averages for athletes and the overall student body.

Hence, jsut because UGA and other schools, including Tech, admit athletes with lower academic scores than required of its regular students, they all have “special admit” status for athletes overall, and not just for football.

So, we are both correct…

crackbaby

May 4th, 2012
10:58 am

This just in…..

Football players aren’t that smart!!!

Shocking! LOL :)

And, the AJC story...

May 4th, 2012
11:00 am

…is really not relevant for today’s athletes only because the SAT score now is based on a 2400 point scale, not the former 1600 alluded to in the article – thought the gist of the article is still probably valid…

Actually, crackbay...

May 4th, 2012
11:01 am

…most “athletes” are not that smart, at least most “non GT” athletes…

in ancient mythology....

May 4th, 2012
11:21 am

…the story of dawgfan is really a tragic tale. You see, dawgfan was the only child of Fido and Fluffy, born in the ancient city of Muttsville. Other than occasional butt-sniffing, he was a fairly normal and happy child. Approaching manhood, he found a lovely woman who agreed to be his bride. Alas, shortly before the wedding, dawgfan was bitten by fleas one night, and developed a terrible case of mange and rabies. Horrified, his fiance left him for a handsome, witty, intelligent young man who happened to be very good at math, and whi, in his spare time, built racing engines, nuclear powerplants, hydro-electric dams and spacecraft. Poor dawgfan was crushed. He was consumed with bitterness and anger. He lost his job at the local Wal-Mart, and could only find work as a poop inspector. He soon moved underneath a seldom-used bridge, where he spent the rest of his days railing and ranting at the local engineering school, its students, its fans, and its sports teams. Poor bitter dawgfan.

it looks like.....

May 4th, 2012
3:48 pm

…..Sammy Watkins was hanging out with the boys in Athens, huh?

2 points....

May 4th, 2012
3:52 pm

…for Clemson in the race for the Fulmer Cup

BigTimeTechFan

May 4th, 2012
4:16 pm

Congrats to all

What’s up Tech fans, Tech news is slow lately

Nah, Watkins...

May 4th, 2012
4:17 pm

…was looking for Reuben Houston – and now they have tied GT in the Fulmer Cup challenge, but still lag far behind UGA and UF…

Hey dumbass......

May 4th, 2012
4:29 pm

where do you think the UGA boys get their weed? Reuben moved to Athens several years back……

George Stein

May 4th, 2012
4:50 pm

Rueben Houston is a businessman!

Slow news is good now, BTTF.

GOTECH1

May 5th, 2012
10:40 am

Congrats to Nick McRae from the Proud Home of the Dublin Fighting Irish!! Great Job BIG NICK!! Hope you have a strong season this year on the Flats. GO IRISH & GO JACKETS!!!

GT Grad

May 5th, 2012
9:29 pm

I am a GT grad with an HTS degree. It was not a cake walk, and I landed a job in technical sales before graduation. Major really does not matter if you have a great GPA and some internship/work experience during school. Its really more about how successful you are as a person…many engineers at Tech dont have jobs at graduation right now. I enjoyed my time at Tech, and would not have done a thing different.

BLT

May 7th, 2012
8:56 pm

Nah, I’m not ashamed at all. It’s all BS. Look at the money UNC and USC slushed around. I won’t even mention Miami. Tech’s problem started with $312 worth of clothing with the tags still on them. DRAD should be fired and that’s it. Good luck to all the schools that pay and play by the NCAA rules.

Il Professore

May 8th, 2012
10:03 pm

Congratulations to all the GT graduates. It’s been a long, tough road, but you made it.

Meanwhile, over at the Cesspool of the South in Athens…

Consumer Economics: 4 years to learn how to balance your checkbook.

Sport Management: 4 years to learn to sweep up the dressing room after a game.

Health Promotion: 4 years to learn to take a bath once in a while.

Family Financial Planning: 4 years to learn how to apply for welfare.

Housing: 4 years to learn how to apply for public housing.

And on and on…

What morons.

brian

May 9th, 2012
2:02 am

who is joe owens? its jeff owens u dumarses

brian

May 9th, 2012
2:07 am

i also think that uoad needs to cite a source. MLA bro. copy and paste is too easy, u fn troll

gdawginkalamazoo

May 9th, 2012
12:23 pm

Wow! Why can’t people just come on here and congratulate the student-athletes on their hard work? These kids have earned their degrees and should be proud to graduate from one of the best schools in the country.
Congrats!

UGA Alum - Class of 2005

May 9th, 2012
12:35 pm

Congrats to the Georgia Tech graduating student athletes

J

May 9th, 2012
12:46 pm

Do they have courses in arrogance at Georgia Tech? I graduated from UGA and freely acknowledge that Georgia Tech is a fantastic school. Why must Tech grads berate everyone who did not attend their beloved school?

Does it make you feel big to trash the academic accomplishments of others? The words of most of the posters on this board certainly make it seem so.

Go Dawgs.

Top Row Dawg

May 9th, 2012
1:21 pm

Good job young men and women of Tech. Now got out and make the great state of Georgia proud.

RazorJacket82

May 9th, 2012
1:27 pm

Congratulations to all of the honorees. What a wonderful way to start the next step of your lives with a degree from a prestigious unversity. My hat is off to each of you because I played a club level sport at Tech and it was a real struggle to make practice a few times a week and still keep grades. My off seasons were very easy compared to how hard the football, basketball, and baseball players worked in between seasons. I am proud of each of you and look forward to hearing of good things from you all.

For next year, I would like to see some names on this list from the Men’s Basketball program. CBG certainly has his work cut out for him but I know the team is very capable of joining this group!!!

tmgotech

May 9th, 2012
2:13 pm

dawgfan,

Yes, something more demanding like the “Sports Management” degree at UGA.

Put your red and black to the side for a minute. These graduates from Tech and UGA deserve our praise today, not criticism.

That said, “Go Tech”

flagboy?

May 9th, 2012
2:48 pm

Congrats to all the men and women on their graduation.

To anyone coming here to talk crap about their accomplishments, grow up.

–from a UGA grad/fan

Jacketfan1980

May 9th, 2012
2:52 pm

Dawgfan: That Family Financial Planning degree at UGA has got to be a killer. Teaching athletes how to balance a checkbook. Wow, how dare the board of regents demand such a hard course. Why can’t Georgia athletes stick to easy courses like chemistry and biology. Most of us learned family financial planning back in high school. And by the way, what to you do with that degree?

NCDAWG

May 10th, 2012
10:57 am

This just in!
GT SUCKS

NCDAWG

May 10th, 2012
1:19 pm

This just in!
I SUCK TOO