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Georgia Tech Volleyball Adds Brittany Roderick for 2006 Season

Nov. 16, 2005

Brittany Roderick (Orlando, Fla.), a 6-1 middle blocker and rightside hitter, signed a national letter of intent to attend Georgia Tech, head volleyball coach Bond Shymansky announced Wednesday.

Roderick becomes the second high school player to sign with the Yellow Jackets, joining Erin Birmingham, a 6-1 middle blocker from Kansas City, Missouri, who signed earlier this week.

A first-team all-state selection in 2004 and 2005 who has led Lake Highland Prep to two state titles, Roderick has been listed by prepvolleyball.com as a “Top 150” prospect on the Senior Aces List.

“We are excited to add Brittany to this year’s class,” said head coach Bond Shymansky. “She has a quick arm swing and a strong presence as a blocker at the net, which are vital assets to us. In addition, her ability to attack off of one foot will make her a natural fit for the rightside in our system.”

Roderick, who helped lead Orlando Volleyball Academy to the finals of the AAU National Championships in 2005 while earning all-America honors, attends Lake Highland Prep, where she has been a member of the Academic Honor Roll for the past four years. An excellent student who maintains a 4.0 grade point average, Roderick is a member of the National Honor Society and is also he Senior Class President and earlier this year was named Homecoming Queen.

Roderick chose Georgia Tech over Notre Dame, Tennessee, Florida State and Miami.

“Brittany is a winner in everything she does,” said Shymansky. “She knows how to win on the court and in the classroom and she has a passion for the game that makes her a perfect match for our program.”

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