Georgia Tech’s Anders Albertson on Wednesday was named the recipient of the Byron Nelson Award, given annually to a graduating senior who excels not only on the golf course, but also in the classroom and the community.
Albertson, a two-time All-American, is currently No. 72 in Golfstat’s college rankings. He has never missed a tournament in his college career, and his scoring average is third-best in school history. The three-time All-ACC selection has 11 career top-five finishes, with his lone win coming at the 2013 ACC Championship.
Off the course, Albertson has been named an All-America Scholar Athlete, served as the golf representative to the Tech student-athlete advisory board and volunteered at the Georgia Special Olympics Winter Games, Children’s Miracle Network’s Dance Marathon and Kid on Campus.
“It’s truly an honor just to be associated with (Nelson’s) name forever,” said Albertson, a 21-year-old from Woodstock, Ga.