Ben King

Georgia Institute of Technology

Ben King is the epitome of a Georgia Tech student-athlete. He excels in the classroom and on the field and devotes time to the community—becoming one of the most engaged student-athletes on campus. With his desire to go into medicine, Ben diligently seeks volunteer efforts in Atlanta that help others while learning in his field. His community involvement includes:

  • Good Samaritan Health Center, Atlanta, Volunteer Medical Assistant Intern
  • Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Volunteer
  • Dream on 3, Captain and Founder of Georgia Tech Collegiate Dream Team
  • Covid-19 SOS Hotline, Volunteer Caller
  • Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board, President, Vice President, Chairman
  • NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • ACC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Representative
  • Boy Scouts of America Peach of an Athlete Award Winner
  • ACC Top Six for Service

Now Team Captain for the Yellow Jackets, Ben overcame a number of injuries during his first two years on The Flats to become Georgia Tech’s most consistent pitcher last season, making twenty-five appearances, and registering a 6-2 record with a 3.73 ERA. Ben is a four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll recipient and member of the 2023 All-ACC Academic Team and CSC Academic All-District.

“Ben King has been a role model for our team for his entire career, and I can’t think of anyone better suited for this award. He went from a walk-on to our most valuable pitcher in 2023. He has been president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board at Tech, an academic All-District selection in an ultra-competitive biology major at Georgia Tech, and a team captain. In addition to this, he has been a part of several community service projects with our team and other athletes at Tech. Next year, he will enter medical school and ultimately enter a profession to continue serving others. For our season this year, he will wear No. 21 to honor former MLB and Georgia Tech pitcher Jim Poole who passed away this year from ALS.”

—Danny Hall, Head Baseball Coach, Georgia Tech