Best Female Athlete: Amanda McDowell
Student Pick: Amanda McDowell
A crucial member of the NCAA Championship team a year ago, Amanda McDowell continued to prove herself as the best at Tech this year. She is currently ranked the No. 4 college women’s tennis singles player and is a vital part of the No.2 women’s team.
Best Male Athlete: Tashard Choice
Student Pick: Tashard Choice
As team captain, Tashard Choice led the Jackets to great victories over Notre Dame and Clemson this season. In 261 rushing attempts, Choice racked up 1379 yards and 10 touchdowns as running back. A crowd favorite, No. 22 was called “Deuce” by his fans.
Rookie of the Year: Gani Lawal
Student Pick: Derek Dietrich
Starting 25 out of 32 games this season, Gani Lawal had an immediate impact on the men’s basketball team. He led in field goal percentage, hitting 57 percent. Lawal also contributed on the defensive side by picking up 113 rebounds throughout the season.