This Week On The Flats

May 2, 2011

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THIS WEEK IN GEORGIA TECH ATHLETICS

May 2-8, 2011

(Home Events in Bold)

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THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday, May 3

Georgia Tech Caravan at the GT Hotel and Conference Center, 6 p.m.

NCAA Tennis Championship field announcement (men and women), 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4

No events scheduled

Thursday, May 5

No events scheduled

Friday, May 6

No events scheduled

Saturday, May 7

Softball vs. Florida State (DH), 1 p.m.

Baseball at UIC, 8:05 p.m. ET

Sunday, May 8

Softball vs. Florida State, 1 p.m.

Baseball at UIC, 3:05 p.m. ET

STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

April 25-May 1, 2011

Jed Bradley, Baseball, Junior, Huntsville, Ala.

Junior Jed Bradley tossed his first career collegiate complete game, holding No. 18 Clemson to just one unearned run in Georgia Tech’s 5-1 victory on Saturday. Bradley (5-2) scattered seven hits over the nine frames en route to his fifth win of the season. The left-hander retired 11 straight batters at one point in the game, and worked 1-2-3 innings in the second, third, fourth and the ninth frames.

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

On day one, event one of the Penn Relays held at Franklin Field, Leslie Njoku recorded not only a season best, but a career best mark of 58.11 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles, taking home first place in the field of 55 athletes. The time moved her into 21st place in the national rankings and awarded the senior her first victory in eight years of competing at the Penn Relays. (Four in high school for McNair Academic).

SPORTS PREVIEWS

May 2-8, 2011

BASEBALL (31-14, 18-6 ACC, national ranking #9)

The ninth-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team will take a week off for final exams, before traveling to Illinois-Chicago for three non-conference games Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

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

SOFTBALL (42-8, 16-1 ACC, national rank #20)

After clinching their third straight ACC regular season title last weekend at Boston College, the Yellow Jackets close out the regular season this weekend with a three-game series at Mewborn Field against Florida State. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m. and then close out the three-game set Sunday at 1 p.m. Georgia Tech will recognize its four seniors–Kristen Adkins, Christy Jones, Kristine Priebe and Jessica Weaver–prior to game one on Saturday. Live video, blog, audio and stats will be available at www.RamblinWreck.com for all three games. Follow the Yellow Jackets on Twitter @GaTechSoftball

GT Softball website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-softbl/geot-w-softbl-body.html

MEN’S TENNIS (19-5, 8-3 ACC, ITA ranking #15)

The Yellow Jackets are hopeful of hosting one of the 16 NCAA Championship first- and second-round sites which are held on campus facilities throughout the country. Those sites and the 64-team field will be announced Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m., and the 16 regional tournaments will take place the weekend of May 13-15. The 16 survivors advance to the NCAA Division I Championships, May 19-24, at Stanford, Calif. The men’s singles and doubles championships will be conducted May 25-30, also at Stanford. Announcement of those selections will be made May 4.

GT Men’s Tennis website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/geot-m-tennis-body-main.html ( http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/geot-m-tennis-body-main.html )

WOMEN’S TENNIS (12-9, 5-6 ACC, ITA ranking #16)

Georgia Tech awaits the announcement of the 64-team NCAA Tournament field on Tuesday. The Yellow Jackets are expected to earn their 12th NCAA berth, and 12th consecutive tournament appearance. The first and second rounds will be held at campus sites on May 13-15. The women’s team championship will be held May 20-24 hosted by Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. Stanford will also host the singles and doubles tournament from May 25-30.

GT Women’s Tennis website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/geot-w-tennis-body-main.html

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

ACC Champion Georgia Tech is off until the weekend of May 19-21, when it will compete in one of six NCAA regional championship tournaments held around the country. The NCAA will announce on May 9 the fields for the regional tournaments, which will be held in Tucson, Ariz., Erie, Colo., Ocala, Fla., Zionsville, Ind., Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and Blacksburg, Va. The top five finishers in each of those events advance to the NCAA Championship, May 31-June 5 in Stillwater, Okla.

GT Golf website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-golf/geot-m-golf-body.html

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