March 4, 2005
The Georgia Tech volleyball team announced its 2005 spring schedule today. The Yellow Jackets, who began team practice this week, will compete in one competition in March and three competitions in April.
Tech’s first competition will be March 12 when the team will travel to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to face the Crimson Tide in a scrimmage, followed by an April 2nd date where the Yellow Jackets will host a spring tourney featuring South Carolina, Georgia State and the University of Texas. Tech will complete its spring season in a tournament at Tennessee on April 9th and then travel to take on Florida on April 16th.
“Spring tournaments are an excellent way for our team to continue to develop and we are playing against some great competition this year,” said head coach Bond Shymansky, who begins his fourth season at the helm of the Jackets. “We have a number of new young players who will be playing key roles for us next season and there’s no better way to gain experience than during the spring season. This also gives our returning starters the chance to develop stronger leadership roles which will carry over to next year.”
The Yellow Jackets return eight letterwinners, including four starters, to a team which finished the 2004 season with a 27-7 record and advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Also competing during the spring is USA Junior National team member Laura DeMichelis (Aurora, Colo), who enrolled at Tech in January and will be eligible to compete in August for the Jackets.
2005 Spring Schedule(times to be announced)
March 12 at Alabama April 2 Georgia Tech April 9 at Tennessee April 16 at Florida