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Two-time first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference football stars James Butler and Luke Manget, as well as Georgia Tech’s all-time leading shot-blocker in basketball, Alvin Jones, are among six former Yellow Jacket student-athletes who have been elected to the 2014 Georgia Tech Hall of Fame.
NCAA track champion Michael Johnson, former ACC volleyball player of the year Lynnette Moster and two-time Johnny Bench Award finalist Bryan Prince also are in the 2014 class which will be inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame at the annual Induction Dinner on Oct. 10 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.
A two-time, first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree in 2003, 2004, Butler still holds the Georgia Tech single-season record for tackles by a defensive back (119 in 2003).
Johnson was part of the 4×400 relay squad that won a national championship at the 1998 NCAA Outdoor Championships, pacing the Jackets to an eighth place team finish, which is the second-highest finish for Georgia Tech in school history. His time (3:01.89) is still the third-fastest mark in the event in Tech history.
A first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree in 2001, Jones remains the leading shot blocker in Georgia Tech history with 425 and was a four-time selection to the ACC’s All-Defensive team. Jones is one of two players in Georgia Tech history to top 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, joining Malcolm Mackey, and is one of only four players in ACC history with 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 400 blocks, along with Tree Rollins, Tim Duncan and Ralph Sampson.
A two-time first team All-ACC kicker (2000, 2001) and a second team selection in 2002, Manget still holds Tech records for career points-after-touchdown (160) and for points by kicking (322).
As an outside hitter with the Yellow Jackets from 2001-04, Moster is the school and Atlantic Coast Conference’s first three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American and was named the 2004 ACC Player of the Year and 2002 ACC Tournament MVP.
One of the finest catchers to play on the Flats, Prince was a two-time, first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection (2000, 2001), and helped Georgia Tech win the 2000 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament championships as well as the NCAA Atlanta Regional title. Prince still ranks seventh in school history in hits (278), fifth in RBI (216), 12th in at-bats (788), 14th in doubles (53) and 22nd in total bases (403). He was a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award as the nation’s top catcher in both 2000 and 2001.