ATLANTA – The Georgia State Athletics Department celebrated the achievements of its student-athletes and teams on Thursday with the annual Blue Carpet Awards. The event brought together more than 400 student-athletes, spirit and band members, coaches, administrators and staff to honor Panther accomplishments from the 2013-14 seasons.

Junior Chinmay Handa, a managerial science major, was named to male All-Academic Team alongside Joey Roach (Baseball), Ryann Green (Basketball), Joel Brooks (Football), J.J. Grey, (Golf) and Ali Elkhalil, Soccer. 

The men's tennis team also won an awards for academic excellence, having the highest team GPA of all the male sports teams at Georgia State. The Panthers had a 3.50 grade-point average. Senior Robert Schulze and freshman Valentin Horvat accepted teh award on behalf of the squad.

Student-athletes strutted across the blue carpet prior to the event and laid claim to the athletic department’s top awards following dinner. The event lasted nearly two hours at 200 Peachtree.