• June 2, 2015
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Second baseman Alex Hugo doesn't mind taking a walk

Georgia second baseman Alex Hugo’s bat propelled the junior to become an All-American in 2015. What is often overlooked is how her power led to walks that did even more good for the Bulldogs.Hugo led Georgia this season in a number of offensive categories including home runs, triples and RBI. The Olathe, Kansas native’s powerful plate tactics led several opponents to intentionally walk her, leaving Hugo with 11 intentional walks as part of her team-high 39 walks in 2015. 

Scott Shamp, professor and director of New Media Institute, retires

Scott Shamp, director of the New Media Institute at the University of Georgia, retired on May 2 after 28 years of service.Shamp devoted his time at the university to exploring the ways in which traditional journalism could be applied to the new digital age. As director, he worked to help students to better utilize evolving technologies.

Graduates honored at spring Commencement ceremony

More than 4,000 students graduated from the University of Georgia on May 8 between the hallowed hedges of Sanford Stadium.The graduates earned degrees from 15 colleges and joined the ranks of more than 280,000 UGA alumni worldwide.