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Tech Volleyball Wins ACC/SEC Challenge

April 9, 2007

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech volleyball team finished the ACC/SEC Challenge with a 7-3 mark against some of the best teams in the Southeastern Conference to post the top games-won record in the tournament.

“I’m pleased with the performance of our team over the weekend,” said Georgia Tech head coach Bond Shymansky. “They showed determination against some of the most talented teams not only in the southeast, but also in the country. We are executing well as a team and are regaining our patented fast-tempo style of play.”

The ACC/SEC Challenge, sponsored by Russell Athletic, took place on Georgia Tech’s campus over the weekend and featured four of the top five teams in the ACC, including Duke, Florida State, Virginia and Georgia Tech, as well as Auburn and 2006 NCAA participants Alabama, Ole Miss and Tennessee from the SEC.

Russell Athletic gave away t-shirts to the first 300 in attendance, as more than 1,000 fans attended matches that began at 9 a.m. and finished in the early evening.

“Our team played with intensity all day long, including Callie Miller and Ulrike Stegemann, who both were virtually unstoppable up front, and Michelle Kandell, who played tough defense for us in the back row,” added Shymansky. “We are excited about our upcoming spring tournament [in Chicago] and we are hungry for the start of the 2007 season.”

Final results (by games won):

Georgia Tech, 7-3 Duke, 6-3 Ole Miss, 6-4 Florida State, 6-4 Virginia, 5-5 Alabama, 4-5 Auburn, 4-7 Tennessee, 1-6

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