This Week On The Flats

May 31, 2011

THIS WEEK IN GEORGIA TECH ATHLETICS

May 30-June 5, 2011

(Home Events in Bold)

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THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, May 30
No events scheduled

Tuesday, May 31
Golf at NCAA Championship, Stillwater, Okla., 1:40 p.m. ET

Wednesday, June 1
Golf at NCAA Championship, Stillwater, Okla., 8:20 a.m. ET

Thursday, June 2
Golf at NCAA Championship, Stillwater, Okla., tee time TBA

Friday, June 3
Baseball vs. Austin Peay in NCAA Atlanta Regional, 7 p.m.
(Southern Mississippi vs. Mississippi State, 3 p.m.)
Golf at NCAA Championship, Stillwater, Okla. (match play), opponent and time tba

Saturday, June 4
Baseball in NCAA Atlanta Regional, 3 p.m. or 7 p.m.
Golf at NCAA Championship, Stillwater, Okla. (match play), opponent and time tba

Sunday, June 5
Baseball in NCAA Atlanta Regional, 3 p.m. or 7 p.m. Golf at NCAA Championship, Stillwater, Okla. (match play), opponent and time tba

STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

May 23-29, 2011

Kevin King, Tennis, Junior, Peachtree City, Ga.
Juan Spir, Tennis, Sophomore, Medellin, Colombia

The 14th seed in last week’s NCAA Doubles Championship, King and Spir advanced all the way to the semifinals, knocking off top-seeded Tennessee and 7th-seeded Duke before falling to the 4th-seed Texas A&M in Sunday’s semifinals. King and Spir defeated Kyle McMorrow and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, 4-6, 7-6, 6-1, in the first round, then upset Tennessee’s Boris Conkic and John-Patrick Smith, 6-3, 6-4, in the round of 16. They followed that with a 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 win over Duke’s Reid Carleton and Henrique Cunha in the quarterfinals. Following Sunday’s 6-4, 7-6 loss to Jeff Dadamo and Austin Krajicek of A&M, King and Spir finished the year with a 35-11 record.

Leslie Njoku, Track and Field, Senior, Jersey City, N.J.

Njokue set a career best mark of 57.38 seconds in the 400 meter hurdles in last weekend’s NCAA East Regional in Bloomington, Ind., and advanced to the NCAA championships, next week in Des Moines, Iowa. After finishing 10th at the regional, she will make her first appearance at the national meet.

SPORTS PREVIEWS

May 30-June 5, 2011

BASEBALL (40-19, 22-8 ACC, national ranking #9)

Georgia Tech will host one of 16 NCAA Baseball Tournament regional sites this weekend at Russ Chandler Stadium. Tech is the top seed hosting Southern Mississippi, Mississippi State and Austin Peay, with first-round games scheduled for Friday, June 3. Southern Miss and Mississippi State will play at 3 p.m. Friday, with Tech facing Austin Peay at 7 p.m.

Saturday’s schedule features the the winners of Friday’s games facing off at 7 p.m., with the losers meeting in an elimination game at 3 p.m. Another elimination game is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, with the first possible championship game set for 7 p.m. Sunday. Ticket information is available on Ramblinwreck.com.

Each regional field features four teams, playing a double-elimination format. Georgia Tech, 40-19 after going 1-2 in the ACC Tournament earlier this week, is making its 25th NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 27 years and its 27th NCAA appearance overall. Russ Chandler Stadium will host a regional for the ninth time in the last 12 years.

GT Baseball website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/geot-m-basebl-body.html

GOLF (Golfweek/Sagarin rank #2, Golfstat #4)

Georgia Tech has earned its 25th trip to the NCAA Championship, which will be played May 31-June 5, at the Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla. The Yellow Jackets are the 4th seed among the 30 teams that advanced from the six regional tournaments two weekends ago. Those teams will play a 54-hole stroke-play tournament, beginning Tuesday, and the top eight teams following Thursday’s round will be seeded in a match-play tournament that begins Friday. Semifinal matches are scheduled for Saturday, and the championship match is set for Sunday.

Tech is paired with Florida and Augusta State and will begin play Tuesday from first tee at 1:40 p.m. They will start Wednesday’s round from the 10th tee at 8:20 a.m. Thursday’s tee times are based on 36-hole standings. the Follow Tech golf on Twitter at @GT_GOLF.

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