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Technical Tidbits 5/21: Jaylend Ratliffe’s Inspiring Story And Other Tech News

AJC article features Jaylend Ratliffe’s moving story.

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It’s always the human-interest stories like this one that have the deepest emotional impact on the reader. I wasn’t aware of Jaylend Ratliffe’s story until reading this article. It’s quite a moving story and Ratliffe is an inspiring individual. He has faced a lot of adversity and challenges but is now close to finishing his degree at Tech and starting the next chapter of his life. Whether it is in business, in football, or wherever he decides to focus his efforts, I’m sure he will be successful.

For those who haven’t had the opportunity to see it in person, this brief video highlights some of the qualities that makes McAuley Aquatic Center one of the premier swimming and diving facilities not only in the ACC but among all NCAA programs. As is mentioned in the video, the center has hosted several events including several collegiate championships and the 1996 Olympics. When I look back at my Tech days when I resided at Maulding Hall, one of the things I probably regret the most is not taking advantage of the Aquatic Center. It genuinely is one of the best there is.

The “Around the Green” series continues. The featured golfer this time was Luke Schniederjans. I really like this format, and I have to admit something about this particular one gave me the feeling I was watching the Fast Money round of the Family Feud. Anyone else?

Congratulations are due to the student-athletes at Georgia Tech. As mentioned in the article, 14 of Tech’s 15 teams finished above the national average in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate.

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