This Week On The Flats

March 21, 2011

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THIS WEEK IN GEORGIA TECH ATHLETICS

March 21-27, 2011

(Home Events in Bold)

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THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday, March 22

Golf vs. Texas A&M or UCLA (Callaway Collegiate Match Play, Ball Ground, Ga.), 8:30 a.m.

Softball at Winthrop, 5 and 7 p.m.

Baseball at Georgia, 7 p.m. [TV – CSS]

Wednesday, March 23

No events scheduled

Thursday, March 24

Women’s Tennis vs. Notre Dame, 3 p.m.

Men’s Swimming & Diving in NCAA Championship, all day

Friday, March 25

Track and Field at Yellow Jacket Invitational, all day

Men’s Tennis vs. NC State, 2:30 p.m.

Baseball at Miami, 7 p.m. [TV – CSS]

Men’s Swimming & Diving in NCAA Championship, all day

Saturday, March 26

Track and Field at Yellow Jacket Invitational, all day

Softball vs. NC State, 1 and 3 p.m.

Women’s Tennis at NC State, 12 noon

Baseball at Miami, 1 p.m. [TV – FS South]

Men’s Swimming & Diving in NCAA Championship, all day

Sunday, March 27

Softball vs. NC State, 12 noon

Men’s Tennis vs. Wake Forest, 1 p.m.

Baseball at Miami, 1 p.m. [TV – CSS]

Women’s Tennis at Wake Forest, 1 p.m.

STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

March 14-20, 2011

Kyle Wren, Baseball, Freshman, Peachtree City, Ga.

Wren batted .591 with nine runs scored, 13 hits, three steals, a .727 slugging percentage and a .609 on-base percentage to lead Georgia Tech to a 5-0 record on the week. The freshman centerfielder had nine hits and batted .643 with a .667 on-base percentage in three games against NC State alone over the weekend, helping the Jackets sweep the Wolfpack to improve to 6-0 in ACC play. Wren had multiple hits in all three games against NC State and four of the five games played last week. He improved his ACC-leading batting average to .477 and now has 41 hits in 21 games this season.

Sasha Goodlett, Basketball, Junior, Bolton, Miss.

Goodlett tied for game-high scoring honors with 19 points as the Yellow Jackets defeated Bowling Green in the NCAA Tournament first round in Columbus, Ohio, while playing only 28 minutes. She converted eight of her 15 field goal attempts and all three of her free throws. Her 19 points were a season high. The Falcons had no answer for her inside presence and was key to helping Tech advance.

SPORTS PREVIEWS

March 21-27, 2011

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (24-10, 9-5 ACC, national rank #24)

Georgia Tech won its third NCAA Tournament game on Saturday, and in doing so, won its 24th game of the season, establishing a new school record. On Monday night, the fifth-seeded Yellow Jackets will face fourth-seeded and host Ohio State with tip-off at 7:20 p.m. ESPN2 will broadcast the game regionally and nationally on ESPN3.com. A Tech win would advance the Jackets to their first Sweet 16 where they would face the winner of #1-seeded Tennessee or #8-seeded Marquette on Saturday, March 26, in Dayton, Ohio. Follow on Twitter, @GTWBB.

GT Women’s Basketball website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/geot-w-baskbl-body.html

BASEBALL (17-4, 6-0 ACC, national ranking #21)

The 21st-ranked Georgia Tech baseball team will hit the road for the first time in 16 games when it travels to Athens, Ga. to face arch-rival Georgia on Tuesday at Foley Field. The Yellow Jackets will put their 12-game win streak on the line when they face the Bulldogs, (9-11, 1-2 SEC). Tech will then continue Atlantic Coast Conference play with a three-game series at Miami (12-8, 6-0 ACC) over the weekend in Coral Gables, Fla. The Jackets and the Hurricanes are the only two remain unbeaten teams in ACC play. All three games will be televised.

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

SOFTBALL (23-5, 0-0 ACC)

The Yellow Jackets wrap up their spring break trip on Tuesday with a 5 p.m. doubleheader at Winthrop. Tech then returns home to open up ACC play this weekend at Mewborn Field against NC State. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. and close out the series Sunday at noon. It’s the annual Strikeout for the Cure Day on Saturday as the Yellow Jackets have partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Donations will be accepted at Mewborn Field, and there will be special pink merchandise for sale and raffles throughout the day. More information will be available at RamblinWreck.com during the week. Follow on Twitter, @GaTechSoftball.

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

MEN’S TENNIS (10-2, 1-1 ACC, ITA ranking #18)

Following a 12-day break, Georgia Tech resumes play March 25 and 27 with a pair of ACC matches against NC State and Wake Forest at the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Friday’s match against the #48 Wolfpack begins at 2:30 p.m., and Sunday’s match against the #34 Demon Deacons is set for 1 p.m. Tech All-American Guillermo Gomez is #16 in the latest ITA singles rankings, while Juan Spir is #50. The doubles team of Spir and Kevin King is ranked #11. Follow Tech tennis on @GT_MTEN.

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 (7-5, 0-1 ACC, ITA ranking #20)

After earning a tough 4-3 win at No. 16 Vanderbilt on Saturday afternoon, the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team will return to Atlanta and the Bill Moore Tennis Center for an afternoon match on Thursday against No. 17 Notre Dame. The Yellow Jackets, 7-5, and the Fighting Irish, 9-7, will square off at 3 p.m. in Tech’s final non-conference match of the season.

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

GOLF (National rank #4)

Tech continues play in the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship with a third-round match Monday vs. East Tennessee State and Tuesday against either UCLA or Texas A&M. The Yellow Jackets won their first-round match Sunday against Washington State before losing to Southern California in the second round. Next Monday and Tuesday, William Miller, Seth Reeves and Minghao Wang will play as individuals in the Grub Mart Golf Classic in Glencoe, Ala. Follow Tech golf @GT_Golf.

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

TRACK AND FIELD

The Georgia Tech men’s and women’s track and field teams return to the Georgia C. Griffin Facility on Friday and Saturday March 25 and 26 for the Yellow Jacket Invitational. The Jackets are coming off of an impressive showing at the Georgia Intercollegiate Invitational where some top times/scores in the country were set.

GT Men’s Track and Field website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-track/geot-m-track-body.html

GT Women’s Track and Field website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-track/geot-w-track-body.html

SWIMMING AND DIVING

Sophomore diver Brandon Makinson will head out to the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. representing Georgia Tech. Makinson earned his way into the Championships with an eighth place showing at the Zone B Diving Championships in Athens, beating out some tough ACC and SEC competition to move on.

GT Swimming and Diving website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/c-swim/geot-c-swim-body.html

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