This has been quite a season for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women’s basketball team. In head coach Nell Fortner’s second season as head coach, the Yellow Jackets qualified for the NCAA Tournament and for only the second time in school history, they’ve made it to the Sweet 16 where they will play the University of South Carolina Gamecocks — the number one seed in their bracket. For senior Lorela Cubaj and junior Lotta-Maj Lahtinen, their play has garnered them well-deserved recognition. As the article mentions, both Cubaj and Lahtinen are among 52 finalists for the 2021 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America team. Congratulations to them and good luck to the Yellow Jackets as they head to the Sweet 16.
Georgia Tech’s men’s tennis team seems to be faring well this season. As the article mentions, several of its players were among those named in the latest Oracle ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings. The ranked Yellow Jacket tennis players include Andres Martin and Marcus McDaniel, who were ranked 25th and 52nd, respectively, in the singles category. McDaniel was also ranked in the doubles category where he claimed 39th in the nation. Joining McDaniel in the doubles category was redshirt sophomore Pablo Schelcher who claimed the 43rd spot. Congratulations to them on their rankings.
The Atlantic Coast Conference’s 2021 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship recipients were announced and four Yellow Jackets were among those to be recognized. The list includes baseball players Hugh Chapman and Luke Waddell, women’s basketball player Kierra Fletcher, and women’s swimming and diving team member Catriona MacGregor. Congratulations to them on being named 2021 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship recipients.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets softball team will be on the road this weekend for a three-game road series. The Yellow Jackets will be playing the Middle Tennessee Raiders on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They were initially slated to face off against UNC but those games were postponed due to Covid-19 protocols within the Tar Heels program. Good luck to the softball team as they head on the road to Tennessee.