|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:
March 19, 2008
After having such a tremendous season, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament once again. This is the time of the season where all of our hard work pays off. It is an honor to be a first year collegiate student-athlete and have the privilege to say that I am going to play in the NCAA Tournament. I am so proud of what my teammates and I have accomplished so far and I am very excited of what is to come.
At the beginning of the year, we made a team goal to at least reach the “Sweet Sixteen”. However, throughout the season, as a team, we have become better each day and we all know we are capable of going beyond that goal. Like Coach Jo says, “It’s not about what team has the most athletic players at this point. It’s about which team is the toughest.” And we are definitely a determined and tough team. It’s also exciting that once again we have made history for this Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball program. This will be the first time that two NCAA Women’s banners will hang side-by-side in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum. I am just so proud to say I am apart of this accomplishment.
Aside from the banners and all the other accomplishments, what touches my heart the most is that I am so happy for our seniors. Being that they have put so much into this program and now this is their last year, I want to do well in this tournament just for them. I room with my teammate Chioma and sometimes she has moments where she says, “Day-Day, I don’t want this to end. This went by so fast and I’m really going to miss it.” Her comments just make me want to work harder everyday regardless of how tired I get or how much work it may be, because when I become a senior I don’t want to regret missing out on anything. I really have to give our seniors their props. They have really been key motivators to for me here at Tech and I am going to miss them so much.
I would also like to thank all of those who have supported us along the way. From the women’s basketball staff, to family and friends, and all the students here at Tech, it has meant so much to us to have you all travel along on this journey with us. And as a form of saying thank you we will work as hard as we possibly can to do well in this NCAA tournament.
– Shaday “Day-Day” Woolcock