Summer Of '09: What The Jackets Are Up To

May 27, 2009

For some Georgia Tech student-athletes, the summer is when they get better — a time for work and working out. For others, there is travel overseas. A sample of what various Yellow Jacket student-athletes are up to this summer:

Women’s Tennis
Viet Ha Ngo — going to Spain
Lynn Blau — going to France and home to Luxembourg
Amanda McDowell — will travel with USTA Collegiate Team
Irina Falconi — will train at home in Jupiter and in Tampa; hopes to make USTA Collegiate Team

Women’s Basketball
Metra Walthour — hopes to intern with Turner Sports
Shaday Woolcock — interning for the second straight summer with the Georgia Tech Communication and Marketing department
Tiffany Blackmon — interning for Georgia Tech Sports Properties

Men’s Basketball
Lance Storrs — participated in John Lucas’ skills camp recently in Houston. Also, playing on a traveling team of college players for a week in Nassau, Bahamas
Brad Sheehan — going to participate in the Pete Newell big man camp in August
Iman Shumpert — has been invited to be a college counselor in the Darren Williams Nike Skills Camp and the LeBron James Camp
D’Andre Bell — is going home to Los Angeles

Men’s Golf
Cameron Tringale — rather than turn pro after the NCAA Championship, will remain an amateur this summer, play a full amateur schedule and try to make the Walker Cup team.

Volleyball
Alison Campbell — traveling to Ethiopia for fun
Asia Stawicka — going back to her native Poland to visit family
Brittany Roderick — doing an internship in Washington, D.C.

Men’s Tennis
Dean O’Brien — going to the Canary Islands this summer to play in a futures tournament
Miguel Muguruza — just returned from Aruba

Football
Sean Bedford — working at Turner Broadcasting
Austin Barrick — working at Druid Hills Golf Club
Michael Ray — working for Brasfield & Gorrie
Brad Sellers — working at Druid Hills Golf Club
Kyle Jackson — working at Drew, Eckl & Farham, LLP
Demaryius Thomas — working with FCA, summer school
Steven Powers — working at Camp Winshope
Kevin Crosby — internship with Smith Barney
Stephen Mann — internship at Rockwell Collins
Jason Davis — internship with Northwestern Mutual
Osahon Tongo — internship with Velvet Suite

Track and Field
Billy Mateker — has a fellowship for undergraduate research in advanced materials at Tech. Specifically, he is going to research carbon nanotubes for use in electronics.
Mellany Stanislaus — going to Spain at the end of June to study and earn credits for Spanish minor
Mykhail Chambers — interning with Ameren Utilities in Illinois. Will also participate in Athletes in Action track and field development camp in Ohio.
Alana Clooten — interning with Accenture – an Atlanta consulting firm – working on a project with Cox Communications

Softball
Jen Yee — playing for Team Canada
Whitney Haller — will be an intern at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Caroline Hilton — will be doing research in the air transportation lab here at Georgia Tech and will work on air traffic control and auto pilot systems

Swimming & Diving
Ryann Kopacka — working as an intern for Whirlpool in St. Joseph, Mich. Specifically, she is in their Logistics Division.
Jacob Tzegaegbe — participating in the Summer Undergraduate Research in Engineering Program (SURE Program) at Georgia Tech, along with being a Challenge counselor. Challenge is a program for incoming Georgia Tech freshman minority students.
Way Joe Lee — Went home to Penang, Malaysia for a couple of weeks in the beginning of the summer. Will then return to Tech to train and work as a lifeguard at the CRC.
Taylor Flynn — Working in Orlando, FL with Belz Construction on the Peabody Hotel Expansion. She is as an intern in the offices at the job site and has been accompanying coworkers onto the site to view progress of the expansion as well as mistakes and various problems.
Kelsey Duffy — Training with my club team and working in a chemical plant on the Houston Ship Channel that synthesizes the explosive compound DNT.
Matt Tang — Has an internship with PKF Hospitality Research located in Buckhead

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