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Technical Tidbits 6/19: Georgia Tech Student-Athletes Make the Grade

The ACC Honor Roll has a lot of Yellow Jackets.

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Georgia Tech student-athletes put their academic mettle on display with their performance in the classroom for the 2019-20 school year. 240 Yellow Jackets were named to the ACC’s Academic Honor Roll, with five track & field student-athletes making the list for the fifth time. The requirements for the recognition include being a varsity athlete and achieving a 3.0 grade point average. As many of our site’s readers know, a 3.0 is extremely hard to accomplish at Tech, even for a non-athlete. Great job, everyone!

Phase I of Georgia Tech’s return to athletics has been a success so far, with a small number of student-athletes returning to campus and beginning voluntary workouts. The details for Phase II were announced yesterday, and a positive development is that practice fields and courts will be available for use, opening up more space for student-athletes. In addition, all returning student-athletes for football and men’s and women’s basketball are invited back to campus, not just those close to Atlanta. This is a big step in the eventual return to competition.

Tyler Merriweather was a solid reserve option on the defensive line for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets during his four year career. Recently, Merriweather gave an update for Jon Cooper’s “The Good Word” column on The native of Demopolis, AL got his Master’s Degree on the Flats in Building Construction and Facilities Management, and currently works as a project engineer in Atlanta with J.E. Dunn. It looks like Merriweather is making great use of his Tech degrees and should serve as a prime example for all incoming Yellow Jacket student-athletes. Keep it up, Tyler!

Michael Guldberg was one of two Beesball players taken during the MLB Draft last week. The DH/2B was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the third round, and Tech Head Coach Danny Hall went on “A’s Live” to discuss Guldberg and other subjects in the world of college baseball. An insightful listen!

One of the latest sports-related casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic is an in-person “ACC Football Kickoff.” The event usually takes place in late July at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, but has been moved online to allow for physical distancing. Select interviews with players and coaches from the conference will be broadcast on the ACC Network. I’m hoping that Geoff Collins has a creative “404theCULTURE” background for his portion of the proceedings.

Question of the Day: What do you think about phase II of the reopening plan?