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Technical Tidbits 11/04: Yellow Jackets Athletes Support Voters At McCamish Pavilion

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Student athletes play key role during election day.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Notre Dame at Georgia Tech Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Tech athletics department and several of its student athletes played a key role in yesterday’s election. As many probably already know, McCamish Pavilion served as a polling location for Fulton County. Several Yellow Jackets were on site to support voters. Of course, Georgia Tech’s AD also played a vital role in pushing for student athletes to be given a day off on election day, an initiative that the NCAA would end up supporting.

Congratulations to former Tech golfers Ollie Schniederjans and Stewart Cink. As the article mentions, they both competed in the Bermuda Championship last weekend. And as if that weren’t enough, they both finished in the top 5. In addition to Schniederjans and Cink, former Yellow Jacket Chesson Hadley also competed in the tournament and finished in the top 20 (tied for 16th to be exact). #GoJackets #TogetherWeSwarm

Jose Alvarado is definitely one of Tech’s stars and team leaders. This article features video footage from a recent press conference where Alvarado answered questions from the media. It was interesting to hear Alvarado’s comments on the cancellation of the NCAA tournament — even though Tech faced a postseason ban, Alvarado was disappointed that the tournament was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. That’s a true love for the game. The basketball season is fast approaching and soon enough we’ll be able to see Alvarado and the rest of the Yellow Jackets in action.

Congratulations to the women’s cross country team on their big jump in the most recent NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll. The team jumped up 12 spots to take the 13th place ranking.