Busy times for Tech’s Braun

At the team banquet last Friday, Georgia Tech left guard Trey Braun was given the offense’s effort award, and that’s not even close to being the most noteworthy event in his life of late.

Braun has started all 13 games for the Yellow Jackets this season, helping the team lead the ACC in total offense, scoring offense, rushing offense, passing efficiency and third-down conversion rate. After earning the effort award Friday, he graduated Saturday with a degree in mechanical engineering. Dec. 31, he’ll play in the Orange Bowl. Jan. 17, he’ll get married.

“Got everything set up,” Braun said of the wedding plans. “It’s just a matter of putting it all together now.”

Braun will marry Anna Marie DiSalvo, a graduate of Oglethorpe. They were high-school sweethearts growing up in Tallahassee, Fla., where they will wed. Prior to the season, Braun intentionally set the date to make sure it would not conflict with the College Football Playoff.

Braun completed his degree in eight semesters, having enrolled in January 2011. As semester grades had not been released Monday, he wasn’t sure of his final GPA, but said it was either 3.14 or 3.16, the latter of which would merit honors status. He has one year of eligibility remaining and will continue his education in Tech’s MBA program.

“It’s an exciting accomplishment, no matter which way you slice it,” Braun said of graduating. “That’s one of the main reasons I came to Georgia Tech – they’ve got a great program.”