Georgia Tech’s new, young diving teams ready to go headlong into 2017-18 season
Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday
Georgia Tech swimming and diving posted 17 school records for the championships
Georgia Tech swimming and diving returns to action on Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Georgia Tech swimming and diving returns to the pool on Tuesday for day two of the championships
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 (Freshman): Added depth to the diving line-up for the Jackets ... Turned in season-best scores of 226.13 in the 1-meter dive, 220.80 in the 3-meter dive and 159.80 in the platform dive on the year ... Finished fifth in both the 1-meter (202.13) and 3-meter (214.58) dives in the season-opening event versus Georgia Southern ... Placed sixth in the 3-meter dive (217.13) versus Alabama ... Also finished seventh in the 3-meter dive versus Boston College and Pitt (220.80), as well as against Georgia (207.30) ... Finished seventh overall in the 1-meter dive (226.13) against Alabama ... Competed for the Jackets at the 2017 ACC Championships in the 1-meter (211.50), 3-meter (209.25) and platform (149.85) diving events.
Before Tech: Lettered for four years as a diver on the swimming and diving team under coaches Corky Gibbons and Kyle Sbaratta at Dunwoody High School ... A team captain her senior season ... Was also a cheerleader for one year .... Led her team to the DeKalb County Swimming and Diving Championship title in 2016 ... A four-time DeKalb County Diving Champion in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 ... Tabbed the team MVP in 2014 and 2016 ... Set the Dunwoody High School diving record with 389.4 points in 11 dives in 2015, before breaking it 2016 with a score of 445.9 in 11 dives ... Named one of 11 Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Dean's Scholars ... A four-year member of the Principal's List ... Graduated in the top-10 percent of her class ... A member of the National Honor Society, the National Social Studies Honor Society, the National German Honor Society and the National Beta Club ... Served as part of the Student Government Association for four years, including being the sophomore class vice president (2013-14) and the freshman class secretary (2012-13) ... Was the Special Needs Students and Student Body Incorporation Program President for two years in 2014-16 ... A Georgia Governor's Honors Program Social Studies Finalist in 2015.
Personal: Full name is Anne Bordeaux Yates ... Goes by Abbey ... Born May 8, 1998 ... Daughter of Allen, Jr. and Mindy Yates ... Has a brother named Trey and a sister named Lucy ... Father played tennis for the U.S. Naval Academy from 1988-90 ... Brother, Trey, is a tennis player at the University of Kentucky ... Enjoys reading and making desserts ... Was a former gymnast ... Chose Tech because of the strength of academics and the quality of the swimming and diving program, coaches and facilities ... Plans to major in business administration.
|Yates' Career Top Scores (through 10/7/17)|
|1-meter||226.13||vs. Alabama (1/20/17)|
|3-meter||220.80||vs. Boston College & Pittsburgh (10/8/16)|
|Platform||159.80||2016 GT Invitational|