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Record 184 Yellow Jackets Named to ACC Honor Roll

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -Georgia Tech placed a record 184 student-athletes on the 61st annual Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll, the league announced on Thursday.

Track and field led the way for the Jackets, placing 61 student-athletes on the honor roll. Swimming and diving added 28 honorees to the list, followed by football with 26 and baseball with 19.

The Yellow Jackets were led by women's swimming & diving's Samantha Kase, baseball's Jonathan King and football's Isiah Willis, who all received the honor for the fifth time in their collegiate careers. King was one of four ACC student-athletes to be named a 2016 Senior CLASS Award candidate, while Willis was named to the 2017 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. In total, the Jackets had 59 student-athletes named to the list for at least the third time in their collegiate career.

Recognizing academic excellence, the ACC Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade-point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,472 student-athletes for their impressive work ethic in the classroom.

In addition to All-ACC Academic Teams, the Atlantic Coast Conference recognized Scholar Athletes of the Year in each of its 27 sports earlier in the 2016-17 academic year: Louisville's Drew Ellis (baseball), Miami's Davon Reed (men's basketball), Duke's Lexie Brown (women's basketball), Louisville's Edwin Kibichiy (men's cross country), Clemson's Grace Barnett (women's cross country), Duke's Pascual Di Tella (men's fencing), Duke's Rita Somogyi (women's fencing), North Carolina's Emma Bozek (field hockey), Wake Forest' Ryan Janvion (football), Virginia's Jimmy Stanger (men's golf), Duke's Leona Maguire (women's golf), Notre Dame's Sergio Perkovic (men's lacrosse), North Carolina's Marie McCool (women's lacrosse), Virginia's Georgia Ratcliff (rowing), Wake Forest's Jacori Hayes (men's soccer), Duke's Christina Gibbons (women's soccer), Florida State's Alex Powers (softball), NC State's Anton Ipsen (men's swimming & diving), NC State's Alexia Zevnik (women's swimming & diving), Virginia's Thai-Son Kiwatkowski (men's tennis), North Carolina's Hayley Carter (women's tennis), Virginia Tech's Torben Laidig (men's indoor track and field), Virginia's Filip Mihaljevic (men's outdoor track and field), Virginia Tech's Hanna Green (women's indoor track & field and women's outdoor track & field), Georgia Tech's Teegan Van Gunst (volleyball) and Virginia's Jared Haught (wrestling).

To view the complete list of student-athletes on the 2016-17 ACC Honor Roll, click here.

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