Macon – Central Georgia Technical College sophomore Andrei St. Vistal received the IMPACT Award and was named the Student-Athlete of the Year on March 24 at the annual athletics banquet.
Given to the top athlete at the completion of the athletic year, the IMPACT Award recognizes the student-athlete who best exemplifies integrity, maturity, personality, academics, community, and tenacity. To be selected for the award, the student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, and show excellence in the classroom, community, and in athletic competition.
"We want the award winner to exhibit the qualities that we hope to see in all CGTC student-athletes", said Rorie Bradley, CGTC Director of Athletics. "Andre has represented CGTC in a first class manner on and off the court. He embodies what it means to be a student-athlete. Andre has a bright future in whatever path he chooses.'
At the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season, St. Vistal was named to the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) All-Academic Team. For the season, St. Vistal averaged 6.6 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.6 assists, and shot 37.8% from the field.
"Andrei has been the model student-athlete," said men's head basketball coach, Reco Dawson. "He has matured greatly during his time here at CGTC and he competes everyday on and off the court." St. Vistal, who has a 3.4 GPA, is on pace to graduate this summer with a degree in business management.