Nov 10, 2012; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Robert Godhigh (25) celebrates with offensive linesman Shaquille Mason (70) and Ray Beno (64) after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Tar Heels 68-50 at Kenan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech Has Three Named to Academic All-ACC Team


Being named to an Academic All-ACC team is quite an accomplishment, and since Paul Johnson has been head coach of the Yellow Jackets football team, 23 players have been given this honor. This year, three players have been chosen by the conference.

Senior offensive lineman Ray Beno, sophomore OL Trey Braun and true freshman kicker Harrison Butker were all named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s All-Academic Football Team, Commissioner John Swofford announced Monday

This was the second consecutive year for Beno to earn this honor. He is a business administration/economics major who graduated in 2013 Braun, a mechanical engineering major, and Butker, an industrial engineering major, were selected for the first time.

In an institution as highly regarded as Georgia Tech when it comes to academics, and in a conference as academically competitive as the ACC, these selections are nothing to take lightly.

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. A student-athlete in graduate school must maintain a 3.5 grade point average. All 14 ACC schools were represented by at least two selections on the team. The ACC has selected an All-ACC Academic Football team every year since 1954.

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