In early December, Georgia Tech sophomore Kristian Sjolund announced that he was entering the transfer portal. This allowed other teams to contact and recruit him, and gave Sjolund the opportunity to take visits to different colleges. However, from the start, Sjolund was clear that he was just exploring other options, and wasn’t 100% committed to leaving Tech. After less than a month of consideration, the Norwegian decided that taking a redshirt year for Josh Pastner & co. was better than any other possible choices, and made the announcement that he was staying in Atlanta. Welcome back, Kristian!
Speaking of Kristian, the Yellow Jackets’ “5 minutes with...” series continued with the man of the hour on New Year's Day. I learned that Sjolund’s dad used to play for a top team in Norway, so that’s probably where the forward gets his basketball prowess.
The news of Bryce Gowdy’s death was tragic, and no one should have to experience the struggles that Gowdy’s family is going through right now. In order to help the family get back onto their feet, please consider donating to the GoFundMe above. It is for an extremely worthwhile cause.
The Georgia Tech Golf team’s individual players have been very successful over the past few years in various amateur events. And, while Noah Norton’s Patriot All-America win is no U.S. Amateur victory, it is still nothing to scoff at. Norton was tied for the lead of the tournament going into the final day, and pulled away for a one stroke victory. Hopefully, Norton will continue a high level of play as the Jackets enter their Spring season in pursuit of an NCAA Championship.
This will be a very tough early ACC test for the Yellow Jackets. The Hurricanes are number 23 in the nation, and have one of the best players in the ACC in Beatrice Mompremier. The Jackets are currently 10-2, and coming off of an opening ACC victory against Virginia. I fully believe that Tech will surprise and upset the U tonight. Go, Jackets!
29 years ago today, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets became National Champions for the 4th time pic.twitter.com/9PDpRPtJoz— Barstool Georgia Tech (@BarstoolGT) January 1, 2020
Although the anniversary was yesterday, it still must be recognized. When was the last time u(sic)ga won a national championship?
Question of the Day: What are your New Year’s resolutions for the different Georgia Tech teams this year?