As a basketball and baseball player for Woodward Academy, Jim Suddath was the first student to receive the Georgia High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete of the Year award. Mr. Suddath ranked second in career points scored in Academy history. He was a four-year letter winner, a three-time MVP, and a Parade All-American in basketball as well as a three-year letter winner in baseball. He also was ranked the No. 2 basketball player in the state and received a full athletic scholarship to Duke University. During his time at Duke, Mr. Suddath was a member of two ACC Championship teams and played for the Final Four team in 1978. He and his wife, Jenny, have four children—Joshua, Joanna, Julia, and Jordan.
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