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Technical Tidbits 7/30: Howard Granted Eligibility

More good news from the NCAA.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 07 ACC Tournament - Georgia Tech v Pittsburgh Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s a little surprising to be saying this, but there’s more good news from the NCAA as it reaches a decision on a player’s eligibility. This time Georgia transfer Rodney Howard was approved for next season. His eligibility means he won’t have to sit out a year. Head coach Josh Pastner made the announcement yesterday. The decision comes on the heels of the NCAA’s decision to approve the eligibility of Kyle Sturdivant. So, needless to say, it’s been a pretty good week for Tech’s transfer student athletes.

This is pretty good news if the teams can actually stick to the schedule and there’s no further delays or cancellations because of the pandemic. The Atlantic Coast Conference Board of Directors made the announcements yesterday after a good amount of deliberation. Knowing there will be fall sports is nice to know, but an 11-game football season seems a bit too hopeful. With the single non-conference game on the schedule, I’m guessing that means there’s a good chance there will be a 2020 edition of Clean, Old-Fashioned, Hate.

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently announced its awards for last season and it featured six Yellow Jackets. Congratulations to Zummy Bauer, Keshav Chopra, Brandon Freestone, Andres Martin, Brandon McKinney and Chris Yun who all received ITA Scholar-Athlete honors. The team itself received honors as an ITA All-Academic Team. The requirement for the award is a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or above. Tech’s tennis team had earned a 3.40. #GoJackets

Not surprisingly, the women’s team also received honors as a 2020 Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team. And congratulations to Nadia Gizdova, Gabriela Gonzalez, Jeanette Lin and Nami Otsuka who received honors as ITA Scholar-Athletes. #TogetherWeSwarm

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