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Technical Tidbits 7/3: Georgia Tech Athletes Test Positive for COVID-19

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Three staff members as well.

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I think we all knew that this would happen. Many athletic departments around the nation have seen athletes and staff test positive for COVID-19. Sooner or later, Georgia Tech was going to be in that category. Luckily, unlike other schools with confirmed cases, the number at Tech is small. This is an unfortunate situation, but the low number of cases shows that the GTAA has been doing everything it can for a responsible return to athletics.

Brenton King has become the second former Jacket to announce their new home in recent days, following DB Ajani Kerr’s signing with Tulane. King, a kicker, will be headed to Virginia to join the Liberty Flames football team. While at Tech King was not his best, so hopefully a change of scenery will move him in the right direction. Good luck, Brenton!

Even though the college football season is over 60 days away, one ACCN analyst has already shared his preseason All-ACC squads. Four Yellow Jackets were put on Eric Mac Lain’s list, with RB Jordan Mason and P Pressley Harvin III making his second-team. The other two were honorable mentions, DBs Tre Swilling and Juanyeh Thomas. These four players could help lead the Jackets to some surprise performances this season, I can especially see Mason carrying the offense in many situations (literally).

Georgia Tech women’s basketball coach Nell Fortner took many by surprise with a great 2019-20 season. It was Fortner’s first season on the job, coming in with a lot of controversy surrounding the firing of MaChelle Joseph. Two of the top players had transferred out of the program, but Fortner and the rest of the Jackets soldiered on to a 20-11 (10-8) record. In the video above with Andy Demetra, Fortner detailed how the team has been dealing with COVID-19 restrictions and took a look at the upcoming season. Worth a watch!

In his 27 years at Georgia Tech, Danny Hall has helped over 100 (128 to be exact) members of the Beesball team get drafted. Despite a shortened MLB Draft this year, two Jackets were taken. The video above only further demonstrates that the Tech baseball program sets players up for professional success.

Question of the Day: What do you think about the Tech COVID cases?