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The University of Georgia’s The Georgia Way program inducted 32 student-athletes into its Student-Athlete Leadership Academy on Monday night in a virtual ceremony.
This marks the 12th year of the Leadership Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) program. The inductees join 37 returners to the LEAD Academy.
Inductees are chosen based on academic and athletic success, leadership, campus and community service involvement, and recommendations of head coaches and academic counselors.
The new inductees include baseball player Fernando Gonzalez, men’s basketball player Jaxon Etter, women’s basketball player Sarah-Ashlee Barker, equestrian riders Ceci Bresch, Ada Rohan, Sophia Pilla, and Hannah Smith; football players Chad Lindberg and Kendall Milton, women’s golfer Celeste Dao, gymnasts Haley De Jong, Alyssa Perez-Lugones, and Megan Roberts; soccer players Ali Kalayjian and Mallie McKenzie; softball players Aniyah Black, Sydney Chambley, Jaiden Fields, and Savana Sikes; swimming and diving team members Jillian Barczyk, Portia Brown, Zach Franklin, Zoie Hartman, Zach Hils, Dakota Luther, and Camden Murphy; track & field team members Caleb Cavanaugh, Kyle Garland, Titiana Marsh, and Clay Pender; and volleyball players Kacie Evans and Meghan Froemming.