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Technical Tidbits 5/20: Yellow Jacket Brothers Staying Motivated

It helps to have a workout partner.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 28 Georgia Tech at Temple Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Georgia Tech Football team has been doing the best it can to stay fit and prepared during this quarantine period. Luckily, for Jalen Camp, Ja’Quon Griffin, and Bruce Jordan-Swilling, they’ve got in-home motivators. Jamal Camp, Jamious Griffin, and Tre Swilling are younger brothers of the latter three and are also members of the Yellow Jackets. While Zoom position meetings and video workouts are alright, it must be really nice for these six to have someone right beside them throughout all of this.

For student-athletes, sports are important. However, for the vast majority of college athletes that will not go pro, academics are even more important than sports. Tech athletes showed how important academics are with the recent release of Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores by the NCAA. Each Yellow Jacket team had an APR score above their respective sports’ national average, with the Golf and Men’s Tennis teams gaining perfect APR scores of 1000. According to the article above, 14 of the 15 Tech teams had a multiyear APR higher than the national average in their respective sports. These are all great accomplishments, and they show that Tech athletes are just as talented off the playing field as they are on it. Keep it up, Jacket athletes!

With two-thirds of the Georgia Tech 2021 recruiting class having committed to the program in the past month, things are starting to finally heat up for the Jackets. Recently, Tech gained its first four-star recruit of the class, James BlackStrain, and found its punter of the future in David Shanahan. Geoff Collins & co. also made a top-10 list last week, for three-star WR Simeon Price. Hopefully, the Jackets will have even more success on the recruiting trail as the summer begins.

Georgia Tech Women’s Tennis player Victoria Flores turned some heads after an impressive junior season. The native of Fort Dodge, Iowa was an All-American in doubles, received ACC Player of the Week honors, and had a singles record of 20-7 on the year. Due to her performance last season, and her potential going into the fall, Flores was named the ITA Southeast Region Player to Watch by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. This is a big honor, congratulations Victoria!

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Question of the Day: What are your thoughts on Tech’s upcoming QB competition?