by the numbers

2

The number of individual matches golfer Chesson Hadley won at the Palmer Cup last week in Scotland. Hadley beat European Johnny Caldwell of South Alabama University on the first day. Hadley lost his team matches but beat Gareth Shaw of East Tennessee State in one of two Tech victories on the second day.

12

Number of current and former Tech athletes that participated in track and field and swimming Olympic trials last week. Chaunte Howard finished first in the women’s high jump to earn an automatic qualification for the 2008 games in Beijing. Angelo Taylor finished third in the finals of the 400 meter dash. Among the swimmers, none qualified for the games, but all five gained valuable experience going into next season.

1.97

Height Chaunte Howard jumped in the women’s high jump finals. The next closest competitor was Amy Acuff with a 1.93 meter jump and Sharon Day and Deirdre Mullen, both who had a 1.91 meter jump. Howard also had a jump of 1.82 in the qualifying rounds, which was enough to put her through to the second round. 17 participants qualified for the finals, but only four finished with their highest jump above 1.90 meters.

$125,000

Amount of money Tech made by earning a trip to the Sugar Bowl in 1952. Jake Rudolph’s tackle against Alabama helped preserve that possibility and Tech went on to win 24-7 over Mississippi in the bowl game. Rudolph passed away last weekend at the age of 78. The 2006 payout of the Sugar Bowl was $17 million.