3 Jackets named to ACC All-Academic team

Georgia Tech defensive back Tre Swilling (3) intercepts a pass intended for Clemson wide receiver Cornell Powell (17) and then runs with the ball in the first half at Memorial Stadium on the Clemson University campus in Clemson, S.C. on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Georgia Tech took the field for the first time with Geoff Collins as head coach. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

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Georgia Tech defensive back Tre Swilling (3) intercepts a pass intended for Clemson wide receiver Cornell Powell (17) and then runs with the ball in the first half at Memorial Stadium on the Clemson University campus in Clemson, S.C. on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Georgia Tech took the field for the first time with Geoff Collins as head coach. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Georgia Tech had three players named to the ACC All-Academic team Thursday – linebacker David Curry, offensive lineman Jared Southers and cornerback Tre Swilling.

To be considered for the honor, players must earn a 3.0 GPA for the previous semester and hold a 3.0 GPA for his academic career. On-field performance is also considered.

Curry, who led Tech in tackles with 97 and earned All-ACC honorable mention, is a junior majoring in business administration. Southers, who started all 12 games this season, is pursuing a master’s degree in economics after enrolling at Tech last January as a grad transfer. Swilling, who tied for ninth in the ACC with 11 passes defended and also earned All-ACC honorable mention, was named to the all-academic team for the second year in a row.

There were 73 players named to the team, with at least one representative from each school. Duke led with 11. Tech averaged 3.6 members on the team over the previous five years.

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