Davis To Respond on Behalf of Award Class
Tech senior to give speech at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
November 20, 2001

Virginia Tech wide receiver André Davis has been chosen to respond on behalf of the 2001 class of National College Scholar-Athletes at the annual awards banquet. Davis was selected from the 16 award winners to give a short speech to those attending The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame's Awards Dinner.

"This is a great accomplishment and I intend to represent myself, my family and Virginia Tech well," Davis said. "It's quite an honor to be chosen from the 16 award winners and I'm proud of this honor. I'll be a little nervous, but I know I can do a good job."

Since 1959, when the first class was selected, 602 scholar-athletes have been awarded this high honor based on superior academic performance, outstanding football ability, strong leadership and citizenship. Each scholar-athlete will be awarded an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship and will be honored at the Foundation's 44th Annual Awards Dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on Dec. 11, 2001.

A three-time Academic All-BIG EAST Conference selection, Davis has displayed great academic prowess in four-plus years at Virginia Tech. A Dean's List member, Davis is also a member of the Virginia Tech Athletic Director's Honor Roll and the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society. The senior from Niskayuna, N.Y., has already graduated with a degree in residential property management. He also doubles as one of the greatest receivers and punt returners ever to put on a Tech uniform.

Past speakers at the banquet include Marshall's Chad Pennington and Virginia's Tiki Barber.

At this banquet, the winner of the Vincent dePaul Draddy Award will be announced. The winner of this award, given to one of the 16 award winners, will receive a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship.