Yellow Jackets Traveling to Tunisia, Paris

April 28, 2009

ATLANTA – In less than one week, the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team will embark on an 11-day foreign tour to Tunisia and Paris. The Yellow Jackets will depart Saturday, May 2, and arrive in Tunisia the following day.

“We are very excited about this opportunity to travel to Tunisia and Paris to play basketball,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “This trip will be a tremendous opportunity for our young team. It has been fun to watch them grow and improve over the time we have had to practice and I know the experience of this trip will take our chemistry to a whole new level.”

The Jackets will spend the first six days of their trip in Port EL Kantaoui, Tunisia where they are scheduled to play an exhibition game against the Tunisian U-20 National Team and two games against the Tunisian National Team. In addition, Tech will run a practice for Tunisian children and take in some historical sites along the way.

From Port El Kanaoui, the Jackets will take a bus to Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, for one evening before flying to Paris, France for the final three days of the trip.

In Paris, the Jackets will visit numerous attractions including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Notre Dame Cathedral and take a boat ride on the Seine River.

Tech will return to Atlanta on Tuesday, May 12.

The Yellow Jackets, who were allowed up to 10 practices leading up to the tour, will hit the Alexander Memorial Coliseum floor twice more before departing.

Fans interested in following the Yellow Jackets foreign tour can visit a special website created for the trip that will include blogs, photo galleries, videos and fun facts.

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