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Hello, My Name is ... Rand Rowland

Oct. 21, 2014

THE FLATS – Rand Rowland joined the program in the summer of 2013 as a non-scholarship player, an excellent athlete who works with Tech’s big men in practice. Rowland didn’t dress for games in 2013-14, but worked as a member of the Tech “Iron Five” group who simulates the opponent’s offenses and defenses in practice.

A versatile athlete who played basketball, golf and tennis and ran cross country at White County High School, Rowland played three seasons of basketball for coach Sam Borg, earning second-team all-region honors in 2013 and earning a spot in the Northeast Georgia All-Star Classic. He helped carry the golf team to the region 8AAA championship in 2013. He was involved in many other high school activities, including the Student Council (vice president), Future Business Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Warrior TV (sideline reporter for state’s top high school student broadcasting network).

His oldest brother Scott, graduated from Tech in December 2013, and he is the cousin of former Tech infielder Jeff Rowland (2008-10) who went on to play in the Detroit Tigers minor league system. His father played baseball at West Georgia College and also in the Detroit Tigers minor league system.

Shoe Size: 13
Roommate: Colin Gurry, Nick Jacobs, Charles Mitchell
Interests/Hobbies: Basketball, Golf, Football
Three Words That Describe Me: Christian, Progress, and Service
Favorite Food: Chicken Wings
Favorite Late Night Snack: Nachos
Meal I Prepare Most Often: Mac N Cheese
Favorite Spot on Campus: The roof of Clough Commons
Favorite Childhood Activity: Reading
Favorite TV Channel: ESPN
Moment in History I’d Like to Have Witnessed: Construction of Declaration of Independence
Celebrity Crush: Amy Adams
Biggest Fear: Losing my passion
Job I’d Like Outside of Basketball: Teaching
Favorite Sports Movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: The Dark Knight
Best Sports Talent Besides Basketball: Golf-Long Drive
Favorite Pro Athlete: Kevin Garnett
Favorite Non-NBA Pro Team: Falcons (ATL)
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: Volleyball, Football
Most Memorable Sports Moment: Beating `Cuse in the Carrier Dome last year
Pregame Ritual: Iron 5 Weightlifting
My Focus This Summer: Becoming a better teammate
Favorite Coach Gregory Phrase: Coach Gregory’s demonstration of a defensive stance
What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: the culture of success

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