Feb. 3, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Georgia Tech softball team is predicted to win its fourth-straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title, as predicted by the league’s head coaches. The Yellow Jackets received five first-place votes and 46 total points. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.
North Carolina, with two first-place votes, was predicted to finish second, tallying 43 points, followed by Florida State, which took the remaining first-place vote and 39 points.
Fourth to eight place is as follows: Virginia, Maryland, Virginia Tech, NC State and Boston College.
The Jackets are coming off of a 45-12 season where they won the ACC regular season title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 10th straight season. Tech heads into 2012 with the return of All-Americans Hope Rush and Kelsi Weseman and All-ACC performer Alysha Rudnik.
The Yellow Jackets begin the season ranked 23rd in the USA Softball/ESPN poll and are receiving votes in the NFCA/USA today poll. They will begin their season at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz., where they will face off against Arizona and Nebraska, two ranked teams, as well as San Diego State, which is receiving votes, Cal Poly and Oregon State.
Tech’s home opener will be the following Wednesday (February 15) against Furman at 3 p.m. The Yellow Jackets will take on the Paladins in a doubleheader. Tech will play 22 home games at Mewborn Field this year including the annual game against Georgia and a televised game on Sunday, April 8 against Maryland.
Keep up to date with the Georgia Tech Softball team all season long at www.RamblinWreck.com as well as twitter.com/GaTechSoftball and facebook.com/GTSoftball