Georgia Tech announces 2017 Hall of Fame class

Former Georgia Tech great B.J. Elder will be part of Georgia Tech's 2017 Hall of Fame class. (JEAN SHIFRIN/AJC staff)

Credit: Jean Shifrin

Credit: Jean Shifrin

Georgia Tech announced its 2017 Hall of Fame class, which will include B.J. Elder (Basketball, 2001-05), Durant Brooks (Football, 2006-07), Roger Anderson (Tennis, 2000-03), Roberto Castro (Golf, 2003-07), Ashlee Kidd (Track & Field,  2004-07) and Matt Wieters (Baseball, 2005-07). They will be officially inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame on Sept. 22 at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta.

Elder, the leading scorer for the Yellow Jackets’ 2004 NCAA runner-up team, is fourth in school history for 3-point field goals with 222, and 13th on the school’s all-time scoring list. An honorable mention All-American in 2004, Elder went on to play professionally in Europe for 10 years before returning to Atlanta to become the basketball coach at Clarkston High School.

Brooks is one of only two football players in Georgia Tech history to win a major national award, taking home the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top punter in 2007. His career average punt yardage of 45.31 is more than 4 yards better than any other punter in school history.

Anderson was the top player for three teams that made the NCAA Championship field, earning All-America honors in 2003 and All-ACC honors in 2001, 2002 and 2003. He’s No. 5 on Georgia Tech’s all-time singles victories list with 90.

Castro helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a national runner-up and two top-8 finishes during his time with the team, earning All-America honors each of his four years at Georgia Tech. His career stroke average of 71.89 was fourth-best in school history when he graduated, and is currently the seventh-best.

Kidd was a seven-time All-American and two-time ACC most valuable performer, and she still holds four school records, in the indoor 200 and 400 meters, along with the 4X100 and 4X200.

Wieters was an All-American as a sophomore in 2006 and a junior in 2007, and he also earned All-ACC honors all three years as a Yellow Jacket. He’s eighth in school history with 54 doubles, ninth in career RBI, and 13th with a .3594 batting average.

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