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Happy 12/12/12 Day

Dec. 12, 2012

THE FLATS –

Yellow Jacket fans, the Georgia Tech Athletic Association wishes you Happy 12/12/12 Day. While 12/12/12 Day is not an official holiday, it does come around only once a century, so please enjoy.

 

WHY I WEAR NO. 12

Stacey Poole, Jr. (Men’s Basketball)

“I used to be 22, but it’s retired. I didn’t get the chance to call John Salley and ask him, so I’m 12.”

 

Kaitlin Kates (Softball):

“In high school I was 7 and my sister was 5, so when both were taken I put them together.”

 

Wimberly Wilson (Volleyball):

“I was born in December, and 12 is the number of a quarterback. A leader.”

Demond Smith (football):

My number was 10 and Synjyn (Days) already had it. 12 was the closest to it.”

 

Frida Fogdemark (women’s basketball):

It’s been my number since I was little. I’ve worn it since I was 8.

RECENT TECH FOOTBALL PLAYERS TO WEAR NO. 12

Demond Smith (2011-12)

Anthony Barnes (2006-09)

Mark Logan (2001-04)

Jermaine Crenshaw (1999-00)

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Kate Brandt of women’s basketball wore No. 12 during her playing career (1981-84). She was the first women’s basketball player to be inducted into the Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame. She graduated as Tech’s all-time leading scorer with 1,422 points and all-time steals leader with 215.

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Notable Men’s Basketball Players to Wear No. 12:

Kenny Anderson (1990-91)

Luke Schenscher (2002-05)

 

BASEBALL

Tech scored 12 runs in the 9th inning of a 1998 game at NC State, rallying from a 13-5 deficit to beat the Wolfpack, 17-13.  The 12 runs is a school record for a ninth-inning comeback.

 

TWELVE TRIVIA

Georgia Tech football has scored exactly 12 points in a game nearly two-dozen (23) times in its 120-year history, but there has been just one Yellow Jacket in which both teams scored 12 points. On Nov. 21, 1896, Georgia Tech and Mercer played to a 12-12 tie in a game played at Brisbaine Park.

 

MOVIES TO WATCH TODAY

The Dirty Dozen

Twelve Monkeys

Cheaper by the Dozen

Twelve Angry Men

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