The 22 Georgia Tech athletes – past and present – earning degrees this weekend include the Yellow Jackets’ leading tackler in 2014 and 2015, one of the fastest swimmers in school history and one of its baseball legends.
That would be linebacker P.J. Davis, former swimmer Yuval Safra and former second baseman Eric Patterson. Tech’s undergraduate graduation exercises take place Saturday at McCamish Pavilion. Patterson, who was an All-American second baseman 2002-04 and played in five major-league seasons.
He returned to school full-time this spring to complete requirements for his business administration degree. He was inducted into the school’s sports hall of fame in October and has been serving as a volunteer coach with the baseball team.
Marcus Allen (football – industrial engineering)
Nick Brigham (football – business administration)
Benjamin Chang (cheerleading – electrical and computer engineering)
Bobby Cookson (cheerleading – mechanical engineering)
Julian Darden (track and field – biomedical engineering)
P.J. Davis (football – business administration)
Eason Fromayan (football – business administration)
Youssef Hammoud (swimming and diving – computer science)
Roberto Hinojosa (football – industrial engineering)
Travis Jorgenson (men’s basketball – business administration)
Francis Kallon (football – literature, media and communication)
Michael Muns (football – civil engineering)
Eric Patterson (baseball – business administration)
Nathan Rakitt (men’s tennis – industrial engineering)
Rod Rook-Chungong (literature, media and communication)
Efrat Rotsztejn (swimming and diving – business administration)
Rand Rowland (men’s basketball – business administration)
Yuval Safra (swimming and diving – business administration)
Erika Staskevicius (chemical and biomolecular engineering)
Carly Sweeney (swimming and diving – business administration)
Ashley Uhl (track and field – aerospace engineering)
Kaitlyn Wilmer-Fierro (cheerleading – biomedical engineering).
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.