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Technical Tidbits 6/25: A Great Example Of What Distinguishes Tech From Other Schools

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Tech student-athletes take advantage of summer internship program with IBM

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It’s been said before, and it bears repeating again: through its wonderful opportunities, Georgia Tech is a school that prepares its student-athletes for success both on and off the field. This is a message that has largely been incorporated into the recruiting efforts of Tech’s athletic coaching staffs as they emphasize the benefits of attending Tech.

What better example of such opportunities than a recent summer-internship program offered by IBM to female student-athletes. Student-athletes Chanin Scott (women’s basketball team), Caroline Lee and Emily Ilgenfritz (swimming team) and Pharist O’Neal (track and field) were all hired as summer interns as part of an IBM initiative that recognized and encouraged women’s leadership.

The program was coordinated in part by IBM, Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury, and Tech’s Total Person Program coordinator Maureen Tremblay. So far, it seems the internship has proven to be a great opportunity for these student-athletes.

Yellow Jacket golfers are off to a good start this summer. Just over a week ago, Andy Ogletree won the Monroe Invitational. And this past weekend, redshirt freshman Ben Smith won the 108th Michigan Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Smith won the 36-hole stroke-play portion of the event with a 7-under par score of 133 (68, 65). It was the second year in a row he reached match play. Smith was dominant throughout most of the match as he secured what would be the second amateur victory by a Yellow Jacket this summer. Congratulations to Smith!

From the GT Twitter-sphere:

Congratulations to coach Lewis Caralla and his family!

Welcome the newest Yellow Jacket men’s basketball player, Jehloni James. James is a 6’6” graduate of Lanier High School. He was offered scholarships from other colleges, but opted for a preferred walk-on offer from Georgia Tech. It was an opportunity for him to play for what he says is his “dream school.” Welcome to The Flats!