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GoJackets Tech baseball will try for the season sweep of Georgia on Tuesday night.
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Tech baseball will try for the season sweep of Georgia on Tuesday night.
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April 25, 2011


THIS WEEK IN GEORGIA TECH ATHLETICS

April 25-31, 2011

(Home Events in Bold)

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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, April 25
Yellow Jacket Celebration, Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 26
Baseball vs. Georgia Tech (Turner Field), 7 p.m. [TV - FS South]

Wednesday, April 27
Softball vs. Mercer (DH), 5 p.m.

Thursday, April 28
Track and Field at Penn Relays, Philadelphia, Pa.

Friday, April 29
Baseball at Clemson, 6:30 p.m.
Track and Field at Penn Relays, Philadelphia, Pa.

Saturday, April 30
Baseball at Clemson, 1 p.m. [TV - FS South]
Softball at Boston College (DH), 1 p.m.
Track and Field at Penn Relays, Philadelphia, Pa.

Sunday, April 31
Baseball at Clemson, 1 p.m.
Softball at Boston College, 12 noon

STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

April 18-24, 2011

Paul Haley, Golf, Senior, Dallas, Texas

Haley shot rounds of 68-68-70 to win the ACC individual championship with a 10-under-par score of 206, one stroke better than teammate Kyle Scott. Scott, who shot 68 Sunday, lipped out an eagle putt at the 18th hole that left him at 9-under 207. Haley rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt at the last hole to claim medalist honors and complete a 20-stroke victory for Georgia Tech. Haley won his second straight tournament and post his fifth top-10 finish this year.

Caitlin Jordan, Softball, Sophomore, Stockbridge, Ga.

In two games this week, Jordan batted .625 (5-for-8) with four runs scored, three home runs and four RBI. She slugged 1.750 and had an on-base percentage of .625. Jordan hit three home runs in a game two win at Virginia becoming the second Yellow Jacket ever (third time in history) to accomplish that feat. Savannah Brown did it twice during the 2007 season.

SPORTS PREVIEWS

April 25-31, 2011

BASEBALL (30-11, 17-4 ACC, national ranking #9)

The ninth-ranked Yellow Jackets will return to action on Tuesday, with the ninth annual "Spring Baseball Classic for Kids" against Georgia at Turner Field. The game will be televised by Fox Sports South with a 7 p.m. first pitch. Tech will look to sweep the Bulldogs for the second straight season.

The Jackets will then travel to Clemson over the weekend to face the Tigers for three games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. First pitch is at 6:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Saturday's game is the ACC game of the week, and will be televised live by Fox Sports South.

GT Baseball website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/geot-m-basebl-body.html

SOFTBALL (39-8, 13-1 ACC, national rank #22)

The Yellow Jackets won both their games last week to extend their conference record winning streak in ACC series' to 22 and are now set for five games this week. On Wednesday, Georgia Tech hosts Mercer in its final regular season non-conference games. The two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. This was not on the original schedule and was added a few weeks ago after a couple of rain outs. Live video, audio and stats will be available at RamblinWreck.com. Over the weekend, Tech then heads up to Boston College for a weekend series. They will play a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m. and then a single game Sunday at Noon. Follow Georgia Tech Softball on Twitter @GaTechSoftball.

GT Softball website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-softbl/geot-w-softbl-body.html

TRACK AND FIELD

Coming off of 11th and 10th place performances at the ACC Championships respectively, the men's and women's track and field squads will be back in action at the world famous Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa. this weekend from Thursday, April 28 to Saturday, April 30. The meet will be held at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

GT Men's Track and Field website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-track/geot-m-track-body.html

GT Women's Track and Field website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-track/geot-w-track-body.html

MEN'S TENNIS (19-5, 8-3 ACC, ITA ranking #16)

After reaching the semifinals of the ACC championship last weekend, Georgia Tech awaits the announcement of the 64-team field for the NCAA Championship, which will occur next Tuesday, May 3. The Yellow Jackets are hopeful of hosting one of the 16 first- and second-round sites which are held on campus facilities throughout the country. The winners of those 16 regional tournaments advance to the NCAA Division I Championships, May 19-24, at Stanford, Calif. The men's singles and doubles championships will be conducted May 25-30, also at Stanford. Announcement of those selections will be made May 4.

GT Men's Tennis website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-tennis/geot-m-tennis-body-main.html

WOMEN'S TENNIS (13-10, 5-6 ACC, ITA ranking #16)

After falling to eventual champion North Carolina in the ACC Tournament, Georgia Tech now awaits the announcement of the 64-team NCAA Tournament field on Tuesday, May 3. The Yellow Jackets are expected to earn their 12th NCAA berth, and 12th consecutive tournament appearance. The first and second rounds will be held at campus sites on May 13-15. The women's team championship will be held May 20-24 hosted by Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. Stanford will also host the singles and doubles tournament from May 25-30.

GT Women's Tennis website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-tennis/geot-w-tennis-body-main.html

GOLF (Golfweek/Sagarin rank #2)

Georgia Tech, which won its third straight ACC Championship last weekend and fifth in the last six years, is off until the weekend of May 19-21, when it will compete in one of the six NCAA regional championship tournaments around the country. The NCAA will announce on May 9 the fields for all six. The 2011 sites are Tucson, Ariz., Erie, Colo., Ocala, Fla., Zionsville, Ind., Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and Blacksburg, Va. The top five finishers in those events advance to the NCAA Championship, May 31-June 5 in Stillwater, Okla.

GT Golf website: http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-golf/geot-m-golf-body.html

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