Forty four current and former Georgia Tech student-athletes, managers and trainers are active degree candidates and will participate in graduation ceremonies this weekend.
Recent Georgia Tech men's tennis graduate Juan Spir captured his fourth ITF Futures title of the fall over Thanksgiving week when he won the singles championship at the Colombia F7 Futures event in Bogota.
There's a big difference between freshman and sophomore years for athletes in all sports.
That difference is already obvious in Georgia Tech volleyball's rightside hitter Annika Van Gunst and her twin sister, Teegan, an outside hitter.
Just looking at them, one can see the difference.
The Fayetteville, Ga., natives couldn't be happier about their new look. In fact, they took the initiative in making it happen.
Courtney Shealy Hart's time on the Flats has been rewarding, but arguably one of her most satisfying moments came Wednesday when Georgia Tech was awarded the NCAA swimming & diving national championship in 2016.
A national championship event is returning to Atlanta as the Georgia Institute of Technology, in conjunction with the Atlanta Sports Council, has been selected to host the NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving Championship in 2016.
THE FLATS --- Georgia Tech senior defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu was named first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference, junior guard Shaquille Mason earned third-team honors and senior running back David Sims honorable mention, as selected by the league's 14 head coaches.
Extending what is now the nation's second-longest active bowl streak, Georgia Tech heads to Nashville for the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and will face the University of Mississippi on Monday, Dec. 30.
Once Georgia Tech's destination was set for its 17th straight bowl game the next question became "Who are the Yellow Jackets going to play?"
The answer is the University of Mississippi -- the school prefers Ole Miss, in the same way Georgia Institute of Technology prefers Georgia Tech.
Robert Carter, Jr., and Marcus Georges-Hunt were in such good moods after Georgia Tech whipped East Tennessee State 87-57 on Saturday afternoon that the sophomores said they were looking forward to this, finals week.
"I'm pumped," Georges-Hunt said minutes after scoring 18 points, five assists, a steal a blocked shot and not a single turnover. "I'm trying to make the Dean's List again."
After averaging 22.5 points and 10.0 rebounds this past week, Georgia Tech women's basketball freshman Kaela Davis has been chosen as the ACC Rookie of the Week for the week of Dec. 9.
THE FLATS - Georgia Tech has accepted a bid to play Ole Miss in the 2013 Franklin American Mortgage Music Bowl in Nashville, Tenn., the 17th consecutive season the Yellow Jackets will play in a bowl game.
The Yellow Jackets (7-5 overall, 5-3 ACC) and Rebels (7-5 overall, 3-5 SEC) will meet at LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans, Dec. 30th at 3:15 p.m. (Eastern)/2:15 p.m. (Central). ESPN will televise the 16th annual Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl.
If there was any hangover from the other night's rousing rally and win over Illinois, the Yellow Jackets sure didn't show it Saturday afternoon in routing East Tennessee State 87-57 at McCamish Pavilion.
Head coach Brian Gregory was a tad concerned that the Jackets might puff their chests a little bit after outscoring the Illini 19-4 down the stretch to win 67-64.
Didn't happen. Tech was on pretty much the entire game, taking a 44-23 halftime lead and building a 43-point margin in the second half on once of Stacey Poole's three second-half 3-pointers.
The Georgia Tech women's basketball team (6-2) rolled to its fourth-straight victory, defeating Alabama A&M (0-6), 93-56, at McCamish Pavilion this evening.
There is no way that Bruce Heppler thought that he would be where is now, in Las Vegas, about to be inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame. That happened Monday.
But there Georgia Tech's coach is, with his family, about to be honored by his peers for a career that remains a gale force. Since former athletic director Homer Rice hired Heppler in 1995, the Yellow Jackets have won or shared nine ACC championships and finished national runner ups three times.
He has steered every Tech team but one to the NCAA Championship tournament, and had his squads finish in the final eight 10 times. More than the success on the course, he values the relationships he has cultivated.
Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half Saturday, when Georgia Tech used a big run late in the period to blow open the game on the way to a 87-57 win over East Tennessee State.
It's a milestone everywhere...except maybe in the NBA, where it relegates one to "Elder Statesman" status.
Jarrett Jack turned 30 on October 28.
Yellow Jackets fans reading that may be sitting in disbelief not only that Jack has hit that milestone but that it's really been 10 years since he was running the attack for the team that would reach the 2004 Championship Game.
The Georgia Tech women's basketball team (5-2) looks to continue its three-game winning streak at McCamish Pavilion on Saturday against Alabama A&M (0-5) at 4:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech baseball's freshman class has been ranked No. 9 nationally by Perfect Game USA, the online outlet announced recently.
Buoyed by a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Illinois Tuesday night at McCamish Pavilion, Georgia Tech continues a stretch of three straight home games with a 2 p.m. contest Saturday against East Tennessee State.