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Tech Women Embark on Five-Day Tour of Costa Rica, Announce Changes to Schedule

Sept. 3, 2004

ATLANTA – The Yellow Jackets’ women’s basketball team will travel to Costa Rica from October 15-19 to play four games against Costa Rican teams during Georgia Tech’s 2004 fall break, as announced by Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph Wednesday afternoon.

“I am really excited about the opportunity that our administration has provided for our young team this year,” Joseph said. “This will be a great experience for us considering that we are comprised of just one senior, six freshmen, and more than 50 percent underclassmen. It will also be a great experience for our coaching staff.”

“This trip gives us an opportunity to develop our young players, see them in game-like situations and develop a depth-chart at each position. It will also be a great team-building experience for our team,” Joseph added.

The Jackets will fly into San Jose, Costa Rica, October 15 to play four games, including two against the Costa Rican National Team, and one versus the University of Costa Rica and Bodega Radio-Escazu, in the span of five days before returning to Atlanta Tuesday, October 19. Parents, fans and boosters interested in traveling to Costa Rica to watch the team play may contact the Georgia Tech women’s basketball office for more information beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Following its return home, Georgia Tech will prepare for the first exhibition game against Premier Players at 7 p.m. on November 2 before opening regular-season play against cross-town rival Georgia State at 8 p.m. on Nov. 19.

The Yellow Jackets also completed their schedule with the addition of a 7 p.m. game at Tulsa on Dec. 12 and made a change to the Thanksgiving-week game against Old Dominion, moving it up to Tuesday, Nov. 23 with a 6 p.m. tip-off time.

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