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Jackets make changes in athletic department

June 18, 2003

(Atlanta-AP) -- The director of academic services for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association was reassigned today, a month after ten football players were declared academically ineligible for next season.

 A men's tennis player also lost his eligibility.

Carol Moore, who's also a teacher in the Georgia Tech Oxford program, will become a special assistant to the vice provost.

She will be replaced by Colonel James Stevens, a former Georgia Tech player who is retiring from the United States Air Force after a 27-year career.

Stevens, who holds master's degrees in business administration and logistics, has been a professor of Aerospace Studies at the school for the past three years.

As a player, he was the most valuable player of the 1972 Liberty Bowl.

The announcement came the same day the football program was honored by the American Football Coaches' Association for graduating at least 70 percent of its freshman class from 1997-98.

Georgia Tech was one of 32 Division I-A schools receiving the award.