In honor of the National Spelling Bee coming up, Yellow Jacked Up has decided to find nine different Georgia Tech athletes who have difficult names to spell.
With the Scripps National Spelling Bee kicking off soon, we thought it was a good idea at Yellow Jacked Up to find nine different Georgia Tech athletes who have difficult names to spell. Below you will find three different levels, easy, medium, and hard. In each,
there are three names, all difficult to spell. Since you already can the spelling for each, ask your family and friends if they can spell each name? See how many they get correct!
- Sylvester Ogbonda – Basketball
Like Schniederjans, Ogbonda has a name that is spelled exactly like it sounds. So not many should get tripped up on his name. On the court, Ogbonda saw time in 23 games last season for Georgia Tech and showed some solid potential. In a small sample of 27 field goal attempts, he made 13 while averaging one rebound per game. Not too bad for averaging just five minutes per game.
- Ben Schniederjans – Baseball
The redshirt-junior struggled in 2017 but also showed several flashes of his potential which has to give head coach Danny Hall a good feeling entering 2018. That being said, Schniederjans name is spelled like it sounds but the “jans” after Schnieder may trip some people up.
- Gabriela Stavnetchei – Volleyball
The Brazil native has the hardest name in the easy category to spell but it could be spelled pretty easy by sounding it out. An integral part of the Volleyball team, Stavnetchei is an outside hitter and is one of the better outside hitters in the ACC.
- Rachel Bonitatibus – Softball
The sophomore infielder from Augusta saw time in 25 games but primarily as a pinch-runner. Her name, however, could sound pretty straight forward but could be trickier for some spellers.
- Anne Francoise Diouf – Women’s Basketball
A top recruit in the 2016 recruiting class, Diouf’s name isn’t as hard to spell as it is longer. While her last name may trip some people up, it shouldn’t be too hard. She saw time in 13 games during the 2017 season but could see a bigger impact in the 2017-18 season.
- Quaide Weimerskirch – Football
A former early enrolle, Weimerskirch has possibly the hardest name on the football team to spell. He also has a chance on being on the Georgia Tech all-hair team. The B-Back redshirted his true freshman season before having one carry last season against Mercer.
- Elo Edeferioka – Women’s Basketball
Like Gueye, Edeferioka’s name may trip up even some the best spellers. The Nigeria native came to Georgia Tech in 2015, and sat out here junior year due to transfer rules. In the 2016-17 season, she was a main part of the starting lineup and averaged 6.6 per game through 37 games.
- Rhiannon Flanagan-Rosario – Women’s Cross Country
The senior distance runner from Evanston and was a strong member of the Jackets’ cross country teams. That being said her first name may trip up more spellers than her last name but it is a long name to remember and spell out.
- Abdoulaye Gueye – Men’s Basketball
The Senegal native has the hardest name to spell in our eyes. After suffering an injury that kept him out most of the season for the 2016- 2017 season, Gueye will enter the 2017-18 season hoping to make a bigger impact coming off the bench. With that being said, good luck to any of your friends or family who may try to spell his name.
- Rodrigo Quadros Correia – Swimming & Diving
The Brazil native certainly has quite the name to say but those who have followed Georgia Tech swimming and diving certainly have gotten used to saying it and spelling it. Correia has his name in the Georgia Tech record book nine different times and is only a sophomore this season meaning his name could be there quite a bit more when all said and done.