ACC Standings
  ACC Overall  
  W L Pct. W L Pct. Streak
#21 Louisville 18 2 .900 25 7 .781 L 1
#20 Florida State 17 3 .850 25 8 .758 L 1
#25 North Carolina 17 3 .850 21 10 .677 L 1
Syracuse 14 6 .700 23 8 .742 W 3
Miami 14 6 .700 21 10 .677 L 1
Pittsburgh 13 7 .650 23 9 .719 W 1
Duke 12 8 .600 17 13 .567 W 2
Virginia Tech 10 10 .500 19 13 .594 W 4
Virginia 10 10 .500 18 13 .581 L 3
Georgia Tech 9 11 .450 18 14 .563 L 3
NC State 5 15 .250 16 16 .500 W 1
Boston College 4 16 .200 12 20 .375 W 1
Wake Forest 4 16 .200 12 20 .375 L 5
Notre Dame 2 18 .100 7 25 .219 L 2
Clemson 1 19 .050 6 26 .188 L 5
2016 Recruits

Kodie Comby - 6-1 Middle - Houston, TX (Cypress Falls/Willowbrook) - Will graduate early and enroll at Tech in January 2016 ... Won area championship in 2014 ... First team all-district in 2014 ... Part of Willowbrook team that finished 3rd in 16 USA at the 2014 USA Volleyball Girls National Championships. See her YouTube video.

2017 Recruits

Nicole Alford - 6-0 Setter - Edgewater, MD (South River/Metro American): Setter for Metro American 16 Travel squad that earned a Silver Medal in the 16 National division at the USAV Girls Junior Nationals in 2015 ... Named to 16 National All-Tournament team ... PrepVolleyball.com Frosh 59 Honorable Mention ... started every match as the only freshman on her high school team in 2013 ... led team to best finish in 18 years. Watch her videos on YouTube.

Cori Clifton - 6-2 Rightside/Setter - Williamsburg, VA (Warhill/Williamsburg): Math and science among her favorite subjects ... Led Warhill to first-ever 3A state title with 220 kills, 420 assists and 244 digs ... 2014 3A All-State. Watch her videos on YouTube.

Cheyenne Hayes - 5-8 Outside - Sharpsburg, GA (Trinity Christian/Tsunami): Watch her videos on YouTube.

Grace Rigsbee - 6-3 Rightside - Suwanee, GA (North Gwinnett/Tsunami): Also plays basketball for North Gwinnett.

Kendall Wilson - 6-1 Middle - Tyrone, GA (Sandy Creek/Tsunami): Watch her videos on YouTube.

2018 Recruits

Maddie Tippett - 5-6 Defensive Specialist - Atlanta, GA (St. Pius X/Tsunami): Watch her videos on YouTube.

Wednesday
Dec302015

SWA Theresa Wenzel leaving Tech

Georgia Tech's associate athletic director and senior women's adminstrator Theresa Wenzel is leaving at the end of 2015. She took over the position in 2006 and oversaw some of Tech's best years in women's athletics.

She was a big supporter of the volleyball broadcasts on WREK and worked hard to increase media exposure for women's athletics.

I wish her all the best in her next adventure.

See story.

Wednesday
Dec302015

Major Awards

Junior outside Teegan Van Gunst racked up the awards this season:

  • First team All-ACC (see story)
  • AVCA East Coast All-Region Team (see story)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-American (see story)
  • AVCA Honorable Mention All-American (see story)

Van Gunst led the ACC in 2015 with 471 kills, averaging 3.92 kills per set.

 

Sunday
Nov292015

ACC earned 4 NCAA bids

Florida State, North Carolina and Miami joined ACC Champion Louisville in the 2015 NCAA Division I Volleyball Tournament.

Louisville earned the overall #15 seed and hosted first and second round matches in the San Diego Region. They won their opener, but fell to Illinois in the second round.

Florida State headed to Gainesville, FL, for their first two rounds, where they fell in the second to host Florida.

Miami traveled to the University of Wisconsin for their first two rounds, and lost in the first to Iowa State.

Both Florida State and Miami were in the Austin Region.

North Carolina landed in the Des Moines region and, even though they were not a top-16 seed, hosted first and second round matches. They won their first, but lost to 16-seed Creighton in the second.

None of the ACC teams made the Sweet 16.

Saturday
Nov282015

Louisville earns 2015 ACC title

Louisville, in its second season as a member of the ACC, wins the the 2015 volleyball championship and earns the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA volleyball tournament.

Based on the preseason selections by the coaches, the biggest surprise this year was Syracuse. Predicted to finish 11th, they finished tied for 4th at 14-6 (23-8 overall). This comes after finishing last in the ACC in 2014 at 2-16 (9-21 overall).

Louisville was picked to finish 5th, and ended up winning the title.

The biggest disappointment is either Duke, predicted to finish 3rd, but ended up 7th, or Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish were picked to finish 9th, but ended up 14th.

Georgia Tech finished in 10th place, as predicted by the coaches before the start of the season.

The NCAA tournament bracket will be revealed starting at 9:00pm ET 29 Nov on ESPNU.

Friday
Nov272015

Season ends with loss to Miami

Georgia Tech played a great first set, but couldn't sustain the momentum as they lost 25-16, 11-25, 19-25, 19-25 to Miami Friday afternoon in Atlanta, GA. The loss ends the season for Tech at 18-14, 9-11 in the ACC.

Junior outside Teegan Van Gunst and sophomore middle Sydney Wilson each had 10 kills.

Junior rightside Annika Van Gunst led the back row with 11 digs.

The season was another step forward for the Jackets. With the only expected loss being senior defensive specialist Wimberly Wilson, the rest of the team returns in 2016 to continue the improvement seen over the past two years.

Here's hoping for a great finale for Tech's rising seniors and the start of something great for the underclassmen and new recruits!

See story and box score.

Wednesday
Nov252015

Teegan Van Gunst makes first-team All-ACC

Congratulations to junior outside Teegan Van Gunst who earned first-team All-ACC honors!

She's Tech's first first-teamer since Monique Mead in 2012.

See story.

Wednesday
Nov252015

Florida State escapes with win

The Jackets came out prepared and ready to play Wednesday afternoon, but in the end #20 Florida State was too much as Georgia Tech fell 20-25, 25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 15-7 in Atlanta, GA.

Tech had momentum after winning sets two and three and had an 8-3 lead early in the fourth when the Seminoles found another gear and outscored the Jackets 22-12 to send the match to five. FSU took control of the fifth as several Tech blocks just missed the sideline to escape with a win.

Junior outside Teegan Van Gunst had 18 kills and 11 digs, hitting .196, for her 20th double-double of the year and 32nd of her career. Junior rightside Annika Van Gunst added 12 kills and a career-high 22 digs for her 15th career double-double. Sophomore outside Ashley Askin also recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs.

Sophomore middle Sydney Wilson pounded out 14 kills, hitting a team-high .333. Junior libero London Ackermann picked up 11 digs and junior setter Rebecca Martin finished with 47 assists.

Tech's season wraps up Friday at 1:00pm with a visit by Miami. See story and box score.

 

Sunday
Nov222015

Jackets swept in final road match

Georgia Tech competed strong the first two sets, but #17 Louisville was resilient on their senior day as the Jackets fell 26-28, 25-27, 14-25 in Louisville, KY Sunday afternoon.

Junior outside Teegan Van Gunst led Tech with 13 kills and 14 digs, hitting .257, recording her 19th double-double of the season and 31st of her career. Sophmore outside Ashley Askin added 10 kills before friends and family in her hometown.

Junior libero London Ackermann picked up a career-high 10 digs as Louisville hit at Tech's setters to take them out of play. As a result, junior setter Rebecca Martin logged 11 digs with her 17 assists. Sophomore setter Gabby Benda was limited to 5 assists, but had 8 digs.

Tech finishes the year at 5-8 on the road, 4-6 in the ACC. #20 Florida State visits Wednesday as Tech needs one win in their last two to reach 10 conference wins.

See story and box score.

Friday
Nov202015

Askin for trouble

Sophomore outside Ashley Askin's father played football at Notre Dame and her mother played basketball there. Friday night, Ashley played her best volleyball as a Jacket there with a career-high 13 kills and career-high 27 digs as Georgia Tech beat Notre Dame 19-25, 26-24, 25-21, 25-22 in South Bend, IN.

Junior outside Teegan Van Gunst recorded her 30th double-double with 25 kills and 15 digs, hitting .442. Junior rightside Annika Van Gunst added 11 kills and sophomore outside Gabriela Stavnetchei reached a career-high with 10 kills.

Junior libero London Ackermann added 21 digs from the back row.

The Jackets need to find one win over their last three to guarantee a .500 ACC record. Find two wins, and they will reach 20 wins and assure themselves of a winning ACC season. No matter what happens, this is the best season since 2012 when Tech finished 18-12 and 10-10.

See story and box score.

Saturday
Nov142015

Jacket swept in Charlottesville

Georgia Tech lost to Virginia 23-25, 18-25, 22-25 Saturday night in Charlottesville, VA.

With four matches left, Tech will need to beat Notre Dame and then steal a win from one of three teams above them in the standings - two of which are nationally ranked - in order to finish 10-10 in the ACC.

These are the first back-to-back losses for Tech since a three-match losing streak (Miami-Florida State-Louisville) back at the beginning of October.

Next up, the team travels to Notre Dame for a Friday night match. See story and box score.