Jan. 12, 2007
ATLANTA – –Former Harrison High School star Jordan McCullers has joined the Georgia Tech volleyball team after enrolling at Georgia Tech for the spring semester, Yellow Jacket head coach Bond Shymansky announced Friday.
McCullers, the 2006 AAAAA Player of the Year, led her Harrison squad to the state championship in 2006 and finished her prep career second in the state of Georgia record books with 1,428 digs in her four years at Harrison. The Kennesaw, Ga. native was also a member of the A5 17 Erica team that placed 23rd in the 17 Open division at the 2006 Junior Olympics, and third at AAU Nationals.
A 5-7 libero and outside hitter, McCullers was the 2006 Atlanta Journal Constitution Player of the Year and first-team all-state after earning first team all-state and all-county honors in 2005 and first team all-region honors in 2004. As a libero for the A5 Navy team in 2005, she helped her squad to a fifth-place finish in the 16 National division at the Junior Olympics.
“It isn’t often that you see a defensive player named the Player of the Year,” said Shymansky. “That is a strong indicator of how talented Jordan is as a player, and how influential she can be to the game as a leader.
“Jordan has been working towards coming to Georgia Tech for several years now and has a solid foundation of skills and ability. We expect her to step in the spring and begin making a big impact on our program. She has a dynamic personality and will surely fit into the character of our team.”
McCullers, whose mother played basketball at Georgia Tech in the mid-1970’s, is the daughter of Steve and Paula McCullers, and has one sister, Andy, and a brother, Stephen.