For the fourth consecutive year, the Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team received an at-large bid to the 2018 WNIT on Monday. The berth comes at the end of a season that saw the Yellow Jackets go 18-13 but tie for 9th in the ACC with a 6-10 conference record. Last time out, Tech lost to Virginia in the second round of the ACC Tournament despite leading for most of the game. Last season, the Yellow Jackets went all the way to the WNIT Championship game before falling to Michigan in triple OT. This season, Tech’s run at redemption will start Thursday when Bethune-Cookman comes into McCamish Pavilion. Tip-off time will be announced later today. Congratulations and good luck in the post season!
After a tough weekend, Georgia Tech baseball will close a 5-game road trip with a midweek trip down to The Plains to take on Auburn. The game will provide no rest for the weary as the Tigers are ranked #5 nationally, the highest ranked team the Jackets have faced so far, and sport a 15-1 record on the season. The Yellow Jackets are expected to send freshman Hugh Chapman to the mound, where he will likely face another rookie in Auburn’s Ryan Hoerter. Neither pitcher has been impressive in so far in their young college careers, both sporting ERAs over 7 so there could be some offensive fireworks in the offing. First pitch will be at 7:00 pm.
In more serious news, former Georgia Tech and current Denver Broncos defensive lineman Adam Gotsis was arrested for allegedly raping a woman while he was a member of the Yellow Jacket football team. Gotsis was arrested and booked on a charge of strongarm rape before being released on bail. Through his attorney, Gotsis released a statement asserting his innocence and intention to cooperate with the investigation. Though the alleged incident occurred in 2013, it was not reported until February 1st of this year. At this point, I think it’s important to note that many survivors of sexual violence find it difficult to come forward at the time.