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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