As a top ten public research university, Georgia Tech is preparing leaders and innovators who will change the world.
The heritage of athletic excellence goes back to 1903 when John W. Heisman was hired by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association as its first fulltime football coach, later adding basketball and baseball to his responsibilities. Today, athletics continues to be an important part of the campus culture, with more than 400 student-athletes representing Georgia Tech in 17 intercollegiate varsity sports.
We had a number of things to celebrate this past year. Our baseball team won its eighth ACC championship, the softball team won its fifth, and the golf team won its fourth consecutive championship for a total of fourteen overall. Our football team earned a post-season bowl bid for the 15th consecutive season. Yellow Jacket football squads have been to 40 bowl games overall.
Athletes participate in the Total Person Program to help them develop professionally, socially and intellectually.
Georgia Tech is a challenging institution and because of that, we’re especially proud of our athletes’ academic accomplishments.
The average team GPA is over 3.0 for all of the women’s teams, and for half of the men’s teams. This past May, all five of the seniors on the women’s basketball team graduated in four years.
Because of the commitment of Georgia Tech alumni and friends, we are able to provide athletic and academic scholarships, as well as outstanding athletic facilities on our 400-acre campus in the heart of Atlanta.
We are grateful for the engagement of the Georgia Tech community, and look forward to welcoming a new athletic director who will build upon these strengths for new levels of excellence for our students and alumni.
G. P. “Bud” Peterson