April 9: Georgia Tech broke ground Thursday on a 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) basketball practice facility which will be called the Zelnak Center. The facility was spurred by a lead gift from Steve and Judy Zelnak, the facility will be built at a cost of $5 million and be open in time for the beginning of pre-season practice in October. Zelnak is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Martin Marietta Materials in Raleigh, N.C.
April 28: In less than one week, the Georgia Tech women's basketball team will embark on an 11-day foreign tour to Tunisia and Paris. The Yellow Jackets will depart Saturday, May 2, and arrive in Tunisia the following day. The Jackets will spend the first six days of their trip in Port EL Kantaoui, Tunisia where they are scheduled to play an exhibition game against the Tunisian U-20 National Team and two games against the Tunisian National Team.
May 4: The Yellow Jackets opened a 46-18 halftime lead on the U-20 Tunisian National Team. Deja Foster scored a team-high 10 points in the first 20 minutes. The final score was Georgia Tech 77-35. The Jackets finished with 25 steals. Some of the top Tech performances include:
May 6: The Georgia Tech women's basketball team will take on Penn State in the third annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Yellow Jackets and Nittany Lions will meet for the first time on Wednesday, December 2, 2009. The Jackets are 2-0 in the previous challenges with wins at Iowa and against Michigan State.
May 6: In the second game against the Tunisian National Team, Tech would win the game 58-35. Mo Bennett led the team with eight points, 12 rebounds and seven steals. Iasia Hemingway scored 14 points and Deja Foster added 10 points and nine rebounds.
May 7: Georgia Tech played the Tunisian National Team for a final time. At the end of the first quarter the game was tied at 12 and Tech would hold a 29-20 lead at the half. The second half was very competitive as Tunisia pulled within six points. A late 16-4 run by the Jackets sealed the 63-45 win and a perfect 3-0 record in Tunisia. Mo Bennett and Sasha Goodlett each scored 16 points and Brigitte Ardossi had seven points and nine rebounds in the game.