2004-10-01
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Freshman Faces in the Crowd

Calvin Johnson

Freshman

Football

Johnson, a freshman wide receiver, has already proven that he has the ability to come up big in pressure situations. He caught eight passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner in Tech’s comeback win over Clemson.

At 6’4”, Johnson is the prototype tall, play-making wide receiver and is one of the most highly touted recruits Tech has signed in recent years. He was a high school first-team all-state selection by the Atlanta Journal Constitution last year, catching 40 passes for 736 yards in his senior season at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Ga.

Lindsey Gray

Freshman

Volleyball

Gray is a talented outside hitter from Lenexa, Kan. She is a very intelligent player, who has an extremely good court presence. Gray received many awards for her outstanding play for Olathe East high school, setting a school record in kills and receiving all-state honors for her performance in 2002 and 2003.

This season Gray is learning the outside hitter position from two of the best, Lauren Sauer and Lynnette Moster. Gray played extremely well when she stepped in for the injured Abby Showers against Tennessee Tech on September 11, recording nine digs in the match.

Onur Uras

Freshman

Swimming

Onur Uras has made quite an impression, even before his first collegiate competition. He gave Tech fans a preview of his swimming skills when he competed for Turkey in the 100-meter butterfly in the Olympics.

Uras is a four-time Turkish national champion, and he has been very successful in competitions in Europe, winning the 200-meter butterfly at the Grand Prix Meet in Belgium this year. Uras is expected to compete in the freestyle, butterfly and individual medley events for Tech this year.