Standout track and field student-athletes combine to win seven awards, including Male and Female Athlete of the Year
87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer
Yellow Jackets gaining real-world experience at a variety of world-class organizations
Georgia Tech men’s track and field Grady and Matthews honored as semifinalists
Georgia Tech men's track and field Grady and Matthews honored as semifinalists
Honors and Awards:
2016 Indoor All-America First Team
ACC Freshman of the Year
2016 Indoor All-ACC Academic honors
2016 Outdoor All-ACC First Team
Indoor: Raced a season-best time in the 5000m at the Meyo Invitational with a time of 17:59 … Also competed in the 5000m at the Commodore Invitational and Vanderbilt Invitational. Outdoor: Did not compete.
Indoor: Earned three long jump victories and three triple jump victories … Set the school indoor record in the long jump at Vanderbilt Invitational with a leap of 6.40m (21-0) … Was an ACC gold medalist in both the long jump (6.35m, 20-10) and the triple jump (13.08m, 42-11) … Earned first-team All-America honors in both the long jump (6.39m, 20-11.75) and the triple jump (13.16m, 43-2.25) at the NCAA Indoor Championships … Was named Freshman of the Year by the ACC … Earned All-ACC Academic honors for the indoor season. Outdoor: Won the gold medal in the triple jump at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a leap of 13.73m (45-0.5), setting the school record and qualifying for U.S. Olympic Trials in the process … Also set the school record in the long jump at ACCs, recording a mark of 6.47m (21-2.75) … Won the triple jump at the Georgia Invitational and Georgia Tech Invitational … Won the long jump at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Finished 13th in the long jump and 27th in the triple jump at the NCAA East Preliminary … Competed in the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials … Finished 12th in the finals of the triple jump at the Olympic Trials with a leap of 13.04 (42.9.5).
Competed four seasons of track for head coach Arthur Williams ... Broke the Georgia 5A state record (43'5) in triple jump in 2015 ... Named All-USA Girls' Track and Field Team by USA Today ... Competed in four seasons of volleyball and three seasons of basketball ... Member of Hosa- Future Health Professions: Parliamentarian, Clayton County Star Student (highest SAT score in county) at Forest Park High School.
Full Name is Bria Armecia Matthews ... Born Jul. 22, 1997 ... Daughter of Dexter and Grace Matthews ... ... Has two sisters Gracinta and Sarah ... Chose Tech because of great academics, great coaches and friendly atmosphere ... Majoring in computer engineering.