Kosic Named ACC Swim's Top Scholar-Athlete

April 28, 2015

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