|This season fans will have the opportunity to see first-hand what it it’s like to be a part of the women’s basketball program at Georgia Tech in a series of online journal entries at Ramblinwreck.com written by freshman Shaday “Day-Day” Woolcock.|
Check out Day-Day’s latest entry below:
May 21, 2008
With one season behind me and another full year approaching, I am extremely excited about working hard this summer. Like Coach Jo says, “Players are made in the offseason” and I know the harder I work now, the more prepared I will be come next season. Conditioning and getting stronger is extremely important to us during this time of year and with the help of a wonderful strength and conditioning coach, we are making a lot of progress already.
My teammates and I are also focusing a lot on our school work. We know the importance of making good grades and getting as far ahead as possible so that when the season starts back up, we will be in a better position academically. As a team last year, we did well in the classroom but we always want to improve our team GPA. Passing classes is not good enough. We like to shoot for all A’s.
I know personally that this summer is going to be a lot different for me. Instead of being the one that just arrived on campus, I will be the one helping the incoming freshman get settled. Just like the class I came in with, this year’s freshman class consists of five people. One of my main goals is to help the freshmen have as easy of a transition as possible. I know if this takes place, things will be a lot smoother and the team as a whole will be a lot more focused. Having the experience of being a freshman, I now know a lot of things that I think will benefit our incoming freshmen. One of the main things I am going to stress is the importance of communication. Whether it’s talking to a coach or a teammate about classes, athletics, or just having an issue you might want to get off your chest, communication is extremely helpful. I know when I first came in I wasn’t as comfortable with expressing my true feelings to people I hadn’t been around for too long but as I became more comfortable at Georgia Tech, the easier things became for me around school. I am just so anxious for our freshman class to get here. They are a wonderful group of talented girls who I know can be a real asset to our team. Now it’s my turn to be there for them when they need help or have questions the same way that my upper classmen were there for me.
– Shaday “Day-Day” Woolcock