ATLANTA -- A school-record six Georgia State student-athletes in five sports were name to Google Cloud Academic All-America® teams in the 2017-18 academic year, putting the GSU program among the national leaders.

Georgia State is tied for eighth nationally with six Academic All-Americans®, trailing Alabama (11), Stanford (10), Minnesota (9), Oklahoma State (9), Drake (8), Navy (8) and West Virginia (7).

Four of the Panthers' six Academic All-Americans® earned first-team status; only Oklahoma State (6) and New Mexico (5) had more first-team selections than Georgia State.

Georgia State's 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-Americans®:

 Name Sport Team Cl. GPA  Major
 Ivie Drake Softball  1st Sr. 3.91  Early Childhood Education
 Alex Herrmann Men's At-Large  1st Sr. 4.14  Managerial Sciences
 Justin Jones Baseball  1st Sr. 4.11  Health & Physical Education
 Lotte Meyberg Women's Cross Country/Track  3rd So. 4.22  Nutrition
 Brenna Skalski Softball  2nd Sr. 4.12  English
 Chandon Sullivan Football  1st Sr. 3.84  Journalism

An additional nine Georgia State student-athletes were selected to Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams in 2017-18:

 Name Sport Class GPA  Major
 Angela Alonso Women's Cross Country/Track So. 4.00  Political Science
 Kristin Hawkins Softball Jr. 4.06  Interdisciplinary Studies
 Max Hemmings Men's Soccer Jr. 3.93  Managerial Sciences
 Will Kilgore Baseball Sr. 3.91  Managerial Sciences
 Julien Laurent Football Sr. 3.38  Speech
 Gabe Mobley Football Gr. 3.77  History/Law
 Reagan Morgan Softball Jr. 3.99  Biological Sciences
 Frank Rosenwald Men's Soccer So. 3.94  Journalism
 Kylie Ruffule Women's Soccer Sr. 4.23  Criminal Justice

The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is administered by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). CoSIDA began the distinguished Academic All-America® program in 1952, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports across all divisions with these elite Academic All-America® scholar-athlete honors.


Currently, CoSIDA sponsors Academic All-America® programs for men's soccer, women's soccer, football, volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball, softball and men's and women's track and field/cross country. Many other sports are eligible through the At-Large program.