There are several reasons I am attached to GA Tech, and I’m not just talking athletics. Being an Atlanta native, Tech has always been my hometown school. From the time I was just a kid Tech was always a BIG DEAL. Several football players from my high school went on to become gridiron standouts there. My family would ride down there during homecoming week to see the displays. In high school, some friends and I were invited to “rush” parties. We thought we were some hot stuff going to parties at GA Tech fraternity houses!
Actually attending Tech was not even a consideration for me. Very few females attended at that time, it was majorly expensive, you had to practically be a genius, and I had no interest in engineering.I am proud of the progress Tech has made over the years. It is a solid, respected, well-rounded school in terms of fields of study and diversity of the student population.
Those of you are very astute may realize that this post is running today because it is a very important day for Georgia Tech. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is always the big game – the state football rivalry between Tech and the University of Georgia. I could take this discussion in a lot of directions, but I will decline that penalty. More often than not, Tech has come out on the short end of that stick. That doesn’t bother me. Tech is about so much more than football. Yes, they are still my team!