Women in Sports
Founded in Fall 2001, the Women's Gymnastics team already has 20 active members. The team practices three times a week(Tuesday and Thursday evening and Saturday morning). Hile not mandatory, practices are a great opportunity to learn new skills while perfecting old ones. The team has competed against Emory and at National against all other collegiate club gymnastics teams.
The GT Equestrian Club is open to anyone interested in horses, no experience needed. Activities include going on trail rides, taking lessons, competing with other colleges and cheering in the stands. Lessons can usually be scheduled any time during the week. The competitive team competes with 11 other schools in the Southeastern region. All competitions are free, and depending on the level of experience, a rider may compete anywhere from a walk-trot to an advanced jumping class.
The Georgia Tech Women's Rugby Football Club is new and upcoming sports club team at Georgia Tech. We were officially chartered in the late fall of 2006, so we are now entering our second season EVER as a team. In the spring of 2006, our lovely Jenny Rainwater started the spark for a women's rugby team. With her great effort and the growing support for women's rugby we are now a very passionate team. We are very excited and always wanting more people! We are here to learn from everyone around us!
Calling ourselves “Wreck” and are the Women's Ultimate Frisbee team. We are a mix of former and current soccer, softball, basketball and volleyball players, track runners, sailors, and people who have never played an organized sport before. We are open to anyone who is looking to have some fun with a wonderful group of girls while playing an organized sport. We compete with teams from all over the nation and have practice two to three times a week. Don't know how to play? We will teach you!
The Georgia Tech Women's Soccer Club is a student-run sports club that provides an opportunity for Tech women to play soccer. Made up to experienced players and relative newcomers to the sport, the team is intercollegiate, playing schools primarily from the Southeast including UGA, FSU, Clemson, Florida, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
The Georgia Tech Women's Crew Team is a part of the Rowing Club and one of the fasterst growing sports at Tech, as well as one of the most competitive. Since 1994, the team has moved up steadily through the ranks of regional crews to become one of the top women's teams in the region. GT Crew women's team has brought home three medals from nationals. Since the addition of women's rowing to the list of NCAA-sanctioned sports, many of the ACC schools have granted varsity status to women's teams and GT Crew hopes Tech will follow.
The Women's Lacrosse team, consisting of about 20 women, practices two to three times a week during the fall season and participates in some weekend tournaments. Spring is the lacrosse team's main season, during which the team practices three times a week in addition to the games and tournaments as far away as Tennessee. The team plans to play more away games and travel farther in the future. Also, the lacrosse team has become full members of SWLL(Southeastern Women's Lacrosse League), which means more games and a tougher schedule.
Having school spirit is about more than attending football games. Cheering on varsity women is another way to demonstrate Tech pride. Since 1981, when basketball became the first funded intercollegiate women's sport at Tech, the varsity opportunities for women have grown to the eight Division I teams listed below. For detailed information about these talented women and for schedules, results and rosters, visit www.ramblinwreck.com. For ticket information, call (404) 894-5447.
Led to wins over top-10 teams by Coach Agnus Berenato, Women's Basketball is Georgia Tech's oldest varsity sport for women. The team competes from November through March in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Younger basketball fans can cheer on the team as part of Berenato's Bunch with front-row seats at all the games.
Cross-Country/Track & Field
The Women's Cross-Country team competes September through November in the ACC, and the Women's Indoor Track team competes January through March. While Cross Country and Indoor Track do not have home meets, Women's Outdoor Track, competing April through June, can typically be seen at two home meets in May at the Griffin Track Complex.
A varsity sport since 1987, Georgia Tech(Fast Pitch) Softball won its first-ever ACC championship in 2002. Other honors include: All-American ('97,'02), ACC Rookie of the Year ('92, '94, '97, '02), ACC player of the Year ('97), and Acc Coach of the Year('95, '02). The women compete February through June at Glenn Field, just off 14th Street on Mecaslin Street.
Swimming & Diving
Tech's newest women's sport was established in 2001. The swim team competes October through March. Currently, the team practices at the Student Athletic Complex with plans to compete in the redesigned Aquatic Center.
Earning three consecutive NCAA Tournaments bids in 2000, 2001, and 2002, the women's tennis team competes in the ACC January through May at the Bill Moore Athletic Complex. Matches are free.
Boasting the largest and rowdiest crowd in the ACC, Georgia Tech Women's Volleyball has moved up steadily through the ranks of the ACC and the region to become one of the top nationally respected women's teams in the nation. The team competes August through December in the O'Keefe Gym.
Women in the Wilderness
Women in the Wilderness(WIW), sponsored by the Women's Resource Center and Outdoor Recreation at Georgia Tech (ORGT), is a program that encourages camaraderie among Tech women while providing a supportive and empowering atmosphere in which to experience outdoor adventure. Events and outings take place in a non-competitive environment and have included activities such as rock climbing, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking and camping in beautiful settings, such as the mountains of north Georgia, South Carolina or Alabama. The trips promise to be laid back enough to enjoy the surroundings, yet challenging enough to teach women something new about outdoor adventure. Relax, learn and appreciate the outdoors in good company.
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