The roster was divided at the beginning of the semester into 7 teams of 13-14 players of all classes and positions. The teams earn points for academics, weight training, cardio, and other things.
Those “other things” include intense tug-of-war matches and obivously, dodgeball
“It’s an incentive . . . “ said senior-to-be linebacker Brant Mitchell. “The dodgeball game was pretty fun. A bunch of guys got drilled in the face. You have all these guys who haven’t played these games in forever. It’s good to kind of go back to your childhood.”
Points can also be deducted from the teams for being late to class or weight training, missing an assignment, etc...
Comissioner John Swofford announced on Wednesday that the graduate-student athlete was named to the conference’s All-Academic team for basketball.
“To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. Alston, who graduated in three years with a degree in economics from Lehigh University, is working toward a graduate degree in economics.”
Alston is a junior, eligibility-wise.
Now, to veer us entirely off track...
To move us slightly more to relevant topics, he does mention that his son, Cross Patton, received his first D1 offer from Georgia Tech. Patton maintains a high GPA and wants to be an architect. However, the Yellow Jackets will be competing against his dream school of USC, who recently offered him.
Maybe staying local and having one of the nation’s best architecture programs will be enough to entice him to stay in Atlanta. They certainly don’t have Waffle House, lemon pepper wings, or the hip hop scene to compete with the A.
.... and I know one of y’all west-coasters in the comments is going to be upset with me for that last part, but the truth hurts.
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