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Oct. 5, 2004

ATLANTA – In the second installment of “Buzzing Through the Community,” a community outreach program launched by the 2004-05 Georgia Tech women’s basketball team, Samantha Tomlinson, Tonia Brown, April Johnson and Megan Harpring visited with students of Sweetwater Middle School in Gwinnett County Tuesday afternoon.

Harpring, a junior from Dunwoody, Ga., and Johnson, now a student assistant coach for the Yellow Jackets, spoke to the students about the meaning of teamwork, both on and off the court, the importance of communication in everything, and what a typical day is like for an athlete. The athletes then played a game with the students and passed out t-shirts.

“Buzzing Through the Community” was designed to assist in developing the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to help Atlanta’s youth achieve future success in life, and the women’s basketball team leads discussions and sports-related activities that can introduce youth to the positive aspects of intercollegiate athletics, higher education and work values while establishing the Yellow Jackets as Atlanta’s hometown team.

For more information on how the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team can “Buzz Through (Your) Community,” email Brian Moore at bmoore@at.gtaa.gatech.edu.

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