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Daily Buzz: Georgia Tech WBB and Tennis Get New Commits

The hot hand in the Georgia Tech athletics department is definitely with the women’s side right now. There have been national championships from the women’s tennis team, national honors for a member of the women’s basketball team, and now both of those squads have gotten some commitments from highly sought after athletes.

Georgia Tech women’s tennis head coach Rodney Harmon has announced that Alexis Prokopuik has signed a national Letter of Intent to join the Yellow Jacket program beginning in the 2014-15 season according to a report from RamblinWreck.com.

“Alexis is a five-star player,” head coach Harmon said. “She is one of the best players in Canada and represents Canada in a lot of international competitions. We are excited about her coming down and having her represent the Yellow Jackets. We are really happy that she is joining our program.”

Prokopuik was the winner of the U16 Canadian National Championships and a member of the Canadian Jr. Fed Cup Team that played in Mexico in 2012. She is also a member of the Canadian Junior Tennis Team. Prokopuik won seven consecutive titles at the BC Provincial Championships.

On the hardwood, the women’s basketball team (not to be outdone) gained their own set of new stars.

Per RamblinWreck.com, Georgia Tech women’s basketball head coach MaChelle Joseph has announced that Zaire O’Neil, Erin Garner and Imani Tilford have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Yellow Jacket program beginning in the 2014-15 season.

“My staff has done an amazing job attracting three outstanding student-athletes to Georgia Tech,” Joseph said. “We are excited about the impact this class will have on our program. Erin, Zaire and Imani are three of the top players in the country and all three hail from the east coast. They bring a lot of skill, speed and strength to our program.”

Coach Joseph has shown her strengths in recruiting yet again, signing Prospect Nation’s 11th-rated class. The trio gives Georgia Tech a top-20 recruiting class for the fourth straight year. Blue Star Basketball tabs the Jackets’ 2014 recruiting class at No. 30 in the country.

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