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Women's Hoops Begins New "Buzzing Through the Community" Season in Duluth & on Campus

Aug. 28, 2006

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball team re-started their “Buzzing Through the Community” program during the first weekend of the new school year with a trip to Duluth Saturday and a chance to meet and serve other members of the student body Monday morning.

The team’s first “Buzz” through the community occurred in Duluth, when junior Giuliett Ancora and freshmen Angel Buie, Nia Josiah and Brigitte Ardossi attended the Fit Female Expo at the Glancy Outpatient Center Saturday morning. The players had the chance to sign autographs and hand out fliers to attendees. Melissa Polly, a Georgia Tech alumna, asked the team to participate in the expo after Kisha Ford, the former Yellow Jacket standout, mentioned the team to her.

The Yellow Jackets also had the opportunity to meet with students that were lined up to receive their Notre Dame tickets early Monday morning after the team finished workouts. The Jackets, with the help of assistant coaches and staff members Mark Simons, Sytia Messer, Coretta Brown, LaChina Robinson and Karen Porter, then proceeded to pass out Krispy Kreme donuts to those in line while speaking with their new classmates about the upcoming season.

Tech’s next planned “Buzz” through the community will occur in the middle of September, when selected members will be attending the Bee Healthy Health Information Fair with the Cadette Girl Scout program of Hall County.

The “Buzzing Through the Community” program is now in its third season after beginning in November of 2004. In an effort to establish Georgia Tech as Atlanta’s hometown team, the program was established for Georgia Tech women’s basketball team and coaches to be visit various schools and civic organizations in Atlanta on a regular basis throughout the school year.

The program is designed to assist in developing the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to help Atlanta’s youth achieve future success in life, and the visits by the women’s basketball team and coaches consists primarily of discussions and sports-related activities that introduce youth to the positive aspects of intercollegiate athletics, higher education and work values.

For more information on how the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team can “Buzz Through a Community” near you, email Tandy Bradford at tbradford@at.gtaa.gatech.edu or Coretta Brown at cbrown@at.gtaa.gatech.edu.

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