Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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ATLANTA -- All-America golfer and PGA Tour star Matt Kuchar headlines the 2010 class of the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame, which also includes All-ACC and NBA basketball guard Drew Barry, All-America offensive lineman Chris Brown, All-America pitcher Chuck Crowder, cross country All-American Beth Old and track All-American Jonas Motiejunas.
The group of former student-athletes will be inducted Oct. 15, at the annual Hall of Fame Induction Dinner at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. Tickets for the dinner are $50 and can be purchased through the Alexander-Tharpe Fund at (404) 894-6124. They will also be honored during Tech's football game with Middle Tennessee State on Oct. 15.
"We are pleased and excited to announce this class joining the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame," Tech director of athletics Dan Radakovich said. "They are all great ambassadors for the Institute and now rightfully take their place amongst join the greats of Georgia Tech Athletics."
Kuchar was the cornerstone in the resurrection of Georgia Tech's golf program when he enrolled at Tech in 1996, winning the U.S. Amateur after his freshman year and capturing seven collegiate titles. Barry set an ACC Tournament record for assists in leading the Yellow Jackets to the 1993 conference title, and closed out his career by leading the Jackets to the ACC regular-season crown and a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Brown's arrival at Tech coincided with the Yellow Jackets' first bowl appearance in six years and the beginning of a consecutive bowl appearance string that currently stands at 14. Crowder led Tech to three NCAA Tournament appearances in four years. Old earned All-America status in both cross country and track, while Motiejunas racked up All-America honors six times in relay events.