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Tech Holds at 10 in AVCA Top 25

LEXINGTON, Ky. Georgia Tech volleyball (15-4, 8-2 ACC) has been ranked No. 10 in the AVCA Division I Coaches Top 25 Women’s Poll, the organization announced on Monday. The White and Gold’s second straight week in the top 10 ties the seventh highest ranking received by the Yellow Jackets in program history, joining the 2003 squad.

Georgia Tech’s selection marks the seventh appearance in the AVCA’s top 10 in 10 polls this season.

Reappearing in the top 25 for the first time since 2005 at No. 12 on Sept. 30, 2020, Tech has since been listed in 48 straight top 25 polls to date.

Tech is one of three ACC teams inside the top 10 alongside No. 4 Louisville and No. 7 Pitt. Throughout the Jackets’ gauntlet, the White and Gold have already faced four top-10 opponents this season, including a sweep of formerly No. 10 BYU. Georgia Tech is still slated for a pair of rematches against the Cardinals and the Panthers.

Each of the aforementioned teams reached the NCAA Tournament in 2021 as Louisville and Pitt each advanced to the Final Four while BYU and previous foe No. 6 Ohio State both played into the Sweet 16. The Jackets eliminated the Buckeyes during their Elite Eight run.

As a unit, Georgia Tech is currently second in the ACC in both kills per set (13.80) and assists per set (12.77). The Yellow Jackets are also sitting in fourth in the league on both sides of the net in hitting percentage (.257) and opponent hitting percentage (.172).

Individually, senior outside hitter Julia Bergmann is currently second in the NCAA in kills per set (5.27) and points per set (5.92) as she continues to lead the ACC in both. The decorated attacker also leads the conference in total kills (337) and points (379), sitting inside the top 20 in the country in each category. Bergmann continues to climb deeper into the Tech record books as she eclipsed 1,500 career kills against Boston College last weekend, currently ranking ninth in program history with 1,530. The vaunted Yellow Jacket is also fifth all time in career aces as she surpassed 150 in the same match, owning 151 to date.

Tech has won 73 of its last 89 matches dating back to 2019. The Yellow Jackets have also won 45 of their last 51 matches at home in O’Keefe Gymnasium, earning the program’s 300th win inside the raucous arena earlier this season.

Georgia Tech will next begin a four-match road stint with another trip to The Triangle, beginning Friday at North Carolina (13-8, 5-5 ACC) at 6 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C. before concluding the weekend on Sunday at NC State (11-10, 5-5 ACC) at 1 p.m. in Raleigh, N.C. Both contests will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.

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