Posted: 10:13 pm Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
By Ken Sugiura
In four sports, seven Georgia Tech athletes earned All-America status this past year. Notably, the two Tech track and field All-Americans were the school’s 71st and 72nd All-America citations in coach Grover Hindsale’s 34 years at Tech. The two Tech golfers continued a remarkable run of having at least two team members earn All-America in 14 of the past 16 years. Tech’s football team earned its 112th All-America honor and its eighth under coach Paul Johnson. The two women’s tennis All-Americans were the seventh and eighth in team history.
Jeremiah Attaochu, third team, Associated Press, CBSSports.com
With 12.5 sacks this season, Attaochu, a senior from Washington, D.C., set the school career sack record with 31.5.
Ollie Schniederjans, first team, Golf Coaches Association of America, Golfweek magazine
Schniederjans, a rising senior from Powder Springs, won or shared five tournaments in 2013-14, including the ACC individual championship, and was the runner-up at the NCAA championships.
Seth Reeves, second team, Golfweek magazine
Reeves, a graduated senior from Duluth, won two tournaments and finished sixth at the NCAA championships, one of six top-10 finishes.
Megan Kurey and Kendal Woodard, doubles, Intercollegiate Tennis Association
Kurey and Woodard, sophomores from Alpharetta and Stockbridge, respectively, won the USTA/ITA national indoor title, were among the top eight seeds for the NCAA doubles championship and finished the season ranked No. 7 in the country.
Men’s track and field
Jonathan Gardner, second team, triple jump, U.S. Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association
Gardner placed 15th in the triple jump at the NCAA championships with a best finals leap of 15.83 meters (51’11” ¼). Gardner, a senior from Chicago, was also a first-team All-American in 2013.
Nikita Kirillov, second team, pole vault, USTFCCCA
Kirillov, a junior from Atlanta, finished 13th in the pole vault at the NCAA championships with a leap of 5.4 meters (17’8” ½).