Bobby Cremins, one of Georgia Tech’s most iconic figures, was named as one of three recipients of the Joe Lapchick Award for 2019. The award was established in 2008 to honor Lapchick’s own legacy by recognizing current basketball figures who have similar traits including strong leadership and good character.
Cremins was a legendary basketball coach at Tech during the 1980s and 1990s. They were some of Tech’s golden years in the sport. Congratulations to Cremins on this recognition.
Speaking of that golden era of Tech basketball, here is another interesting read. This was a fun article because it brought up two Yellow Jacket legends. Kenny Anderson played at Tech from 1989-1991. Stephon Marbury played from 1995-96. Those were definitely some memorable years on The Flats. If you’ve never had a chance to watch them play, be sure to check out some of their highlight films.
The AJC has been featuring a series of profiles of some of Tech’s incoming freshman class. This particular profile is of Zach Owens, one of Tech’s new wide receivers. Owens is a 6’3”, 195-pound receiver from Pope High School in Marietta, Ga. He was a three-star recruit who committed to Tech in April of 2018.
I like the part of the article that describes how Owens turned down an opportunity to spike the football after a touchdown in one of his high school games. While celebrations can be fun to watch, some of the best football players to play the game were anything but showboaters and often refrained from celebrating. With his speed and athleticism, I imagine we’ll get plenty of opportunities to see Owens score touchdowns on The Flats (with or without celebrations).
Michael Guldberg has been named to the Academic All-Atlantic Coast Conference team. He’s maintained an impressive 3.91 GPA in his second year at Tech. And this is the second time the industrial engineering major has earned the All-ACC team honors. Congratulations!
And some Twitter news to start off the week:
Check out Tristin English’s first homer as a professional:
And congratulations to the USWNT on winning their fourth World Cup Finals and second in a row!