|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:
Dec. 21, 2007
Over the past couple of weeks, we have really grown together as a team, each day getting better than we were the day before. We are now 9-1 on the season and for the first time since Tech joined the Atlantic Coast Conference, we defeated a Southeastern Conference team on the road. With my Achilles injury getting a lot better, I am proud to say I am now allowed to practice a full practice instead of being limited to only partial practices. And although practice is tough, afterward, with the help of a bag of ice, I am able to walk without being in so much pain.
The first game I played in was against South Carolina Upstate. Besides the nerves I had jumping around in my stomach from finally being able to play in my first college game, it felt great to be back out of the court competing again. I was filled with a bundle of excitement and eagerness, which explains why my first three was an air ball. 🙂 After running up and down the court a couple of times, all the jitters wore off so it was all about just making the shots and defensive stops that needed to be made. We were already up by a lot but we are definitely not a settling team so we battled to the end as if we were down. I enjoyed the quality minutes I got to play and it gave me a good feel of what college basketball is like. It also gave me a feel on things I could use practice to improve upon so that I will be able to help better my team further down the road.
As things on the court have progressed, so have things academically. This semester really seemed to go by fast. It seems like just yesterday I was moving in on campus and now I have just about completed half of my freshman year here. As the semester ended I had to really start buckling down on my work. It got pretty tough managing traveling with basketball and still making time for studying. Time management was a skill I learned when I first made it to college though and after realizing its importance I was happy I quickly mastered it. After a long week of final exams, our grades were posted. It feels great to be able to say I passed all my classes and next semester I am shooting for all A’s.
– Shaday “Day-Day” Woolcock