Best of Tech: Sports

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.