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Georgia Tech Minor Sports Update 9/2

Sure, we talk a lot about football, basketball and baseball, but what about everything else?

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In addition to the sports that we normally cover here at From the Rumble Seat, Georgia Tech has a lot more sports that don't get anywhere close to the attention they deserve. So starting today, we're going to be giving these minor sports more attention.

Cross Country

The Men's and Women's team get their season started this week with a competition at the Jacksonville State Opener this Friday. According to RamblinWreck.com, both teams have some good runners coming back.

The women's cross country team returns top performers in junior Melissa Fairey, junior Hayley Keadey, and seniors Morgan JacksonCaroline Kissel and Diana Pressel. Fairey and Keadey were among Tech's top six finishers in every meet last season, including the NCAA South Regional along with Kissel.

The men's cross country team sees the return of senior Brandon Lasater, who is coming off a successful track season, and senior Jeremy Greenwald, who led Tech in every meet last season. Senior Zane Coburn and sophomore Nahom Solomon will also be key contributors for the men's team.

Men's Golf

Golf season is over, but they were still in the news this past week as associate head coach Brennan Webb was named the head coach at Middle Tennessee State.

During his time with the Yellow Jackets, Tech has ranked among the nation's top 10 teams every year.

Webb, who was promoted to associate head coach last summer, helped guide Tech to the ACC Championship in 2014 and 2015 and to the match play bracket of the NCAA Championship twice in three years with the Yellow Jackets, as well as nine tournament victories altogether.

Women's Volleyball

The Ladies' Volleyball team got their season started a week ago with four matches between Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the Jackets had matches against Siena and Coastal Carolina (which was a Gold Out). Against Siena, the Jackets won three games to nothing, but lost the match to Coastal Carolina three games to two.

On Saturday, the Jackets had matches against Tennessee-Martin and the Citadel. Tech won both matches three games to nothing.

Tech gets back to work on Thursday in the Georgia Challenge on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, they have a 7 p.m. match against Mercer. Their other two matches come on Friday, with the first one against Georgia Southern at 10 a.m. and the other one against UGA at 7 p.m. All of these matches take place in Athens.