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Briefs: Mercer’s Curtis makes All-America team

Mercer’s Curtis makes All-America team

Mercer sophomore Chandler Curtis was named to the STATS preseason All-America second team as an all-purpose back, the organization announced Thursday.

Curtis becomes first player in the football program's history to receive preseason All-America recognition and is one of seven players from the Southern Conference to be honored.

The first-team all-conference pick earned assorted FCS All-America honors after last season when he racked up 1,430 all-purpose yards and 10 total touchdowns during his freshman season, leading the Southern Conference with 119.2 all-purpose yards per game.

He finished the year as the Bears’ leading receiver, hauling in 28 receptions for 564 yards and five touchdowns with an average of 20.1 yards per catch.

Burns, Durham top Georgia Tech hall class

Two-time Olympian and NCAA track champion Chaunte Lowe, All-American softball pitcher Jessica Cole, long-time director of broadcasting Wes Durham, as well as first-team All-ACC tailback Joe Burns are among the nine former Georgia Tech sports icons who have been elected to the 2015 Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame class.

Four-time Academic All-American punter Dan Dyke, first team All-American baseball shortstop Tyler Greene, four-year Georgia Tech football manager and alum Charlie Germany, All-ACC golfer Kris Mikkelsen, as well as Jakie Rudolph, an All-American specialist and two-sport letterman in football and golf, are also in the 2015 class.

They will be inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame at the annual Induction Dinner on Oct. 16 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.

Tickets for the dinner are $50 and can be purchased through the Alexander-Tharpe Fund at 404-894-6124. The inductees will also be honored during Georgia Tech’s football game against Pittsburgh on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Zediker wins division in Hurricane tournament

Macon’s Noah Zediker led from start to finish to win the boys 13-14 division of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour last weekend at Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw.

Zediker shot a 78 and 74, with pars on seven straight holes during one stretch, for a one-stroke win over Shyam Joshi.

Wesley Hanson and Zach Zediker of Macon were among the three tied for second in the 15-18 division, shooting even par.