Did Yee have the best season in Tech history?

While their season was as satisfying as last night’s ending of Lost, Jen Yee still had a season for the ages, to break out a cliché.

Borrowing from another Tech board (thanks to Scout), Yee had one of the most dominating seasons in Georgia Tech sport’s history.

Here are her stats through the regional. She leads, or should I say dominates, the country in several categories, marked in bold. The stats in the third column are her next closest competitor. Because the NCAA hasn’t updated its site, those stats are through the May 16 games.


Batting average .568 .536

Runs 93 74

Slugging % 1.270 1.020

OB% .732 .658

BB 88 74

HR 29 28

Hits 84 She was third going into the regionals

2b 15

RBI 63

TB 188

SB-ATT 21-22

Who else in Tech history has dominated their sport to the extent that Yee did this season?

I’m going to do some research today and tonight and try to come up with some answers. In the meantime, have at it while you ponder who made the giant four-toed statue, or how Tech matches up in the ACC baseball tournament.

23 comments Add your comment


May 24th, 2010
9:05 am

Jen Yee is the best athlete to ever play on a diamond at Tech.

As far as pure athlete I gotta say it would be Ish.

Bill King is a...............

May 24th, 2010
9:16 am

Jonathon Smith was Tech’s best athlete


May 24th, 2010
9:19 am

Very nice indeed.

Lee Goza a close second?


May 24th, 2010
9:21 am

Jason Varitek was pretty good too, not as good as Goza, but pretty damn good.


May 24th, 2010
9:23 am

Eddie Lee was the best


May 24th, 2010
9:23 am

Please…she plays women’s softball.


May 24th, 2010
9:24 am

best athlete? pat swilling.

but yee’s season is certainly impressive.


May 24th, 2010
9:30 am

Actually, Kristi Miller in Tennis, accomplished more than anyone at GT…AND SHE HAD A 4.0 GPA!!!

hubba hubba

May 24th, 2010
9:32 am

Pepper Rogers!!!

Doug Roberson

May 24th, 2010
9:33 am

Great ideas so far. Remember, though the headline says otherwise, I’m curious about single-season domination….was the best single-season ever?

Couple that come to mind:
Nomar in 94 was pretty good.
Joe Hamilton in 1999.
Irina Falconi this year….

I’ll provide stats later


May 24th, 2010
9:45 am

She’s very high on the list of all time female athletes at GT, that’s for certain.

Jorge B.

May 24th, 2010
10:01 am

How dare you speak ill of last night’s lost episode!

You don’t deserve to speak that show’s name.


May 24th, 2010
10:10 am

Congrats Jen Yee, you represent Ga Tech very well. Majoring in Materials Engineering and playing sports at Tech is very impressive. Congrats to the Lady Jackets softball for a great year, maybe not the best ending, but impressive to say the least and with great class.

And last, congrats to the Dawgs’ womens softball team for advancing to the semis.


May 24th, 2010
10:27 am

Never did I think that I would be watching womens softball on a Sunday afternoon, but I actually had the game on and was yelling “Come on Jackets!” Too bad they couldn’t get that one more run in the 7th to allow Jen another game in her phenomenal season.
To lead the nation in BA, Runs, Slugging & HR’s, from the lead off position is pretty heady stuff. I would wager that if she was batting 3rd she might have had the triple crown. I would definitely say that was the best season statistically of any woman TECH athlete playing a team sport. But Kristi Miller winning the National title has to top it.

Yella jacket

May 24th, 2010
10:43 am

Scott “Boz” Wilkins has to be considered one of the top 3 greatest athletes in Tech history. At least the top linebacker ever on the Flats. Badamn, badamn, badamn

GT Fan

May 24th, 2010
11:26 am

Congrats to GT SB Team and Jen Yee for great year. I too was watching the game on TV great job Ladies.

Fire Paul Hewitt…….

messin with sasquatch

May 24th, 2010
11:52 am

Last year was a prety good year for several Tech softballers.

Jacket Hope

May 24th, 2010
12:42 pm

Most talented athlete in GT history? As a matter of fact it is Calvin Johnson. Calvin Johnson versus any athlete from any school ever, based on pure raw talent. Herschel Walker talent level? Yes, no doubt. Bo Jackson? Yes. Deion Sanders? Yes!
Most dominating in a season, in their sport? It most likely is Ms. Jen Yee. Congrats to her!


May 24th, 2010
12:48 pm

now she knows how Calvin Johnson must have felt – hands down the best athlete in your sport, but the team overall isn’t good enough to get it done.

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The Boz

May 24th, 2010
2:38 pm

Badamn…whose talking about me on here? Daddy fell off the ladder, don’t you laugh about my daddy!


May 24th, 2010
2:42 pm

YEE wants to engineer a better BAT? She wants to put her degree to work desinging a better Baseball and softball! Can you imagine what she could have done with a BETTER BAT? Ms. Yee has a website or Blog that is all about softball. If you have a child interested in softball you might want to search it up. The ESPN talkingheads on Sundays game showed some info from her site. Yee was giving hitting advice and videos to go along. Thanks Doug for writing this article.


May 24th, 2010
7:14 pm

Can someone please explain to me how the local newspaper’s website still doesn’t have a report on the game, 24 hours after the Jackets lost in the NCAA regionals to Oregon?

That’s weak.