TAMPA, Fla. – Georgia Tech volleyball will begin its 2023 regular season slate in the Road 2 Tampa Bay Volleyball Invitational, facing host South Florida and Penn State Aug. 25-26 in Tampa, Fla. The Yellow Jackets will square off against the Bulls on Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. in Amalie Arena before battling the Nittany Lions at 6 p.m. in the Yuengling Center to conclude their opening weekend competition.
Tickets for the event are on sale now. With competition split between two arenas, separate ticket links are available. Tickets for Amalie Arena can be purchased here, and tickets for the Yuengling Center can be purchased here.
As a South Florida athletics hall of famer, coach Michelle Collier will return to face her alma mater in the season opener. Tech’s longtime skipper spent her collegiate career helping the Bulls to a 120-48 record from 1998-2002 and three NCAA tournament appearances en route to Conference USA Player of the Decade honors before joining the staff as an assistant from 2008-09. Collier remains fifth in NCAA Division I history with 2,729 career kills and ranks in the Bulls’ top-10 in numerous career and single-season categories, including leading the way in career kills.
Brining in eight highly touted new Yellow Jackets, including three transfers and five freshmen, Tech prepares to follow another year for the record books. The Yellow Jackets concluded their 2022 slate at 21-8 overall and 13-5 in ACC play after advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Yellow Jackets reached that mark for the third consecutive season, joining the White and Gold of 2002-04 as the only squads to do so in succession in program history.
Event information, including tickets, match schedules, times and locations can be found on Road2TampaBayVB.com. Regular event updates can be found at the TBSC’s (@sportstampabay) and Amalie Arena’s (@amaliearena) social platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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