Albertson Named Capital One Academic All-American®
@GT_Golf senior graduated with honors in business administration
Austin, Texas - Georgia Tech senior golfer Anders Albertson has been named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America® At-Large Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Albertson, a senior from Woodstock, Ga., who graduated May 2 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, earned a 3.50 grade-point average and made the third team, making him one of 45 named. The At-Large team includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. To be considered, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore in academic standing and hold a 3.3 or higher grade-point average on a scale of 4.0.
In April, Albertson won the Byron Nelson Award, given annually to the nation's top graduating senior golfer, taking into consideration athletic and academic performance, as well as community service. A mainstay in the Georgia Tech lineup, Albertson has never missed a tournament for the Yellow Jackets. He's a two-time All-America selection and earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors four times. He has three career tournament victories, including the 2013 and 2015 ACC Championship.
Albertson has also found success in the classroom. He is a four-time selection to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. Albertson was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar and to the ACC All-Academic team.
Albertson has served as the golf representative to the Georgia Tech student-athlete advisory board since his sophomore year. He has been active in recruiting his teammates to volunteer for Georgia Tech Athletic Association community service projects and ensured they stayed plugged into department events. Albertson was the golf team liaison for the Alexander-Tharpe Fund "Thank-a-Thon" project and implementation of the Annual Michael Isenhour Toy Drive. He has also volunteered with the Georgia Special Olympics Winter Games, Children's Miracle Network's Dance Marathon and Kid on Campus, an organization that brings children to Georgia Tech's campus who have battled or been affected by cancer. Albertson has also been active in Campus Christian Fellowship, including the Campus Christian Fellowship Homeless Outreach Program.
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