11/19/2010: Sports shorts

Rugby player to play for U.S. team
On Sunday, Nov. 28 Tech men’s rugby player Cian Coakley will compete against some of the other top rugby players in the world when he participates in an international competition for the U.S.
Coakley, a junior flanker from Ireland, will travel with the Rugby South Panthers U-20 team. The Panthers will play against the New South Wales Junior Rugby Union U-18’s who come to the U.S. from Australia. The game starts at 1 p.m. at Kennesaw State on the school’s rugby field.

Women’s tennis lands top recruit

The women’s tennis squad received a commitment from highly touted prospect Jasmine Minor of Mundelein, Ill., who signed a national letter of intent on Nov. 16, 2010.
Minor is ranked 25th nationally, and recently won the Illinois high school state title. Throughout her latest 37-0 title season, she only dropped three sets, and she only dropped one set in the seven state tournament games.
Minor has also been in national competitions, earning four USTA national tournament titles, eight sectional titles and 15 district titles. Minor hopes to continue her recent success in tennis at Tech under Head Coach Bryan Shelton.


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