Kosic Named ACC Swim's Top Scholar-Athlete
The senior becomes the first Yellow Jacket to win the award
THE FLATS -- Georgia Tech senior Andrew Kosic has been named the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the 2015 All-ACC Academic Men's Swimming & Diving Team, as announced today.
A chemical & biomolecular engineering major from West Chester, Pa., Kosic was an NCAA All-American in both the 50 free and 100 free at the 2015 NCAA Championships. He was the ACC silver medalist in the 100 free, won bronze in the 50 free and was fourth in the 100 fly. Kosic set six school records this past season in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 400 medley relay and 400 medley relay, and leaves Tech holding eight different school records.
Kosic becomes the first Yellow Jacket to earn the ACC's Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award in swimming & diving.
"Obviously I'm super-excited for Andrew," said head coach Courtney Shealy Hart. "And it's an honor that is incredibly well-deserved. Balancing academics and athletics in the ACC is difficult, especially here at Georgia Tech, and he's done it to the highest degree. He's had a remarkable career, and it's thrilling for me to see when someone's hard work pays off."
On the All-ACC Academic Men's Swimming & Diving Team, Kosic was joined by freshman Noah Harasz, junior Yuval Safra, senior Nico van Duijn and freshman Brian Woodbury. Both Kosic and van Duijn are four-time honorees -- two of the three four-time honorees in the ACC this season.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
Name, School, Year, Major Luke Keffer, Boston College, Sr., Biology David Armstrong, Duke, Jr., Psychology Michael Miller, Duke, So., Psychology Kazumu Takabayashi, Duke, So., Computer Science Clay Sanders, Duke, Sr., Civil Engineering Kevin Fraser, Duke, So., Electrical & Computer Engineering Tyler Toren, Duke, Sr., Biology Dylan Grisell, Florida State, So., Biological Science Anthony Lyons, Florida State, Fr., Business Tyler Roberge, Florida State, Fr., Psychology Noah Harasz, Georgia Tech, Fr., Computer Science Andrew Kosic %, Georgia Tech, Sr., Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Yuval Safra, Georgia Tech, Jr., Business Administration Nico van Duijn %, Georgia Tech, Sr., Electrical Engineering Brian Woodbury, Georgia Tech, Fr., Computer Science Addison Bray, Louisville, Sr., Cellular Biology Trevor Carroll, Louisville, So., Exercise Science Rudy Edelen, Louisville, Sr., Finance Josh Quallen, Louisville, So., Exercise Science Grigory Tarasvich, Louisville, So., Engineering Aaron Young, Louisville, Sr., Biology Soren Dahl, NC State, So., International Studies Ryan Held, NC State, Fr., Life Sciences Derek Hren @, NC State, So., Nutrition Science Anton Ipsen, NC State, Fr., Engineering Adam Linker @, NC State, So., Computer Science Christian McCurdy, NC State, Jr., Computer Science Hennessey Stuart, NC State, Fr., Engineering Ryan Wilkinson, NC State, Sr., Business Administration Patrick Riess, North Carolina, So., Undecided Andrew Jensen, Notre Dame, Jr., Science Pre-Professional Cameron Miller @, Notre Dame, Sr., Science-Business Zachary Lierly, Pitt, So., Business Finance and Accounting Spencer Gray, Pitt, So., Computer Science Carl Buergler, Virginia, Jr., Engineering Colby Shinholser, Virginia, Jr., Engineering Kyle Butts %, Virginia Tech, Sr., Finance Brandon Fiala @, Virginia Tech, So., Finance Morgan Latimer #, Virginia Tech, Sr., History Logan Stevens, Virginia Tech, Jr., Geography
@ denotes two-time honoree # denotes three-time honoree % denotes four-time honoree