Standout track and field student-athletes combine to win seven awards, including Male and Female Athlete of the Year
Seniors Aaliyah Whiteside and Roddreka Rogers combined to score half of the Jackets' 80 points
The Yellow Jackets defeated the Lions, 102-49, as Whiteside became the 29th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points
The Yellow Jackets held off a late-rally by the Ramblers on their way to their first victory of the season
2016-17 (Sophomore): Took the floor in 10 contests ... Opened season playing eight minutes against Samford (11/11) ... Played a season-high 10 minutes against Alabama State (11/13), pulling down two rebounds and hitting a free throw ... Saw seven minutes of playing time against Georgia State (12/3) and hit a field goal.
2015-16 (True Freshman): Appeared in 13 games, making two starts ... Averaged 1.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 7.2 minutes ... Made Tech debut against Loyola Chicago (Nov. 13), scoring two points with one rebound in three minutes ... Played 18 minutes against Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 18) ... Scored season-best 10 points with season-best 10 rebounds vs. Lions ... Made first career start vs. Alabama State (Nov. 24), scoring four points with four rebounds in season-best 19 minutes ... Also started against High Point (Nov. 27) ... Played in four ACC games.
Prep: Ranked as one of top-60 recruits in 2015 recruiting class by All Star Girls Report, No. 56, and BlueStar Basketball, No. 59 ... JumpOffPlus tabbed her as the No. 66 player in country ... Prospects Nation ranked her as No. 12 post player and No. 68 player overall in class of 2015 with four-star rating ... ESPNW marked her as No. 17 post player and gave three stars ... The Collegiate Girls Basketball Report tabbed her as number No. 239 player in class of 2015 and 36th post player ... Started at center and played in all 27 games in 2013-14 at The Shipley School ... As junior, averaged 8.6 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game and 2.3 blocks per game ... Led team in rebounding and in blocks while recording 55 percent shooting percentage ... Recorded six double-doubles as junior and had 11 games where she pulled down at least 10 rebounds ... Named to all-league first team and honored on All-Mainline second team ... The Shipley School was ranked as number 11 girls' basketball program in Pennsylvania by Max Preps ... Aided The Shipley School in going 22-5 overall and recording undefeated record, 8-0, in conference play ... Named to All-Mainline team ... As freshman, aided The Shipley School in winning 2011-12 Independent State Basketball Tournament ... Named to Friends School All-League First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention throughout high school career ... Had a part in The Shipley School winning Friends League championship three-straight seasons and back-to-back Pennsylvania Independent School State Championships ... Played for both Kevin Costello and Alex Lennon at The Shipley School ... Played club ball for NYC Gauchos from 2010-12 ... During 2013 season, played for ISAA, an AAU travel team based in Philadelphia and coached by Yolanda Laney and played AAU for Exodus NYC for coach Thomas Davis ... Helped Philly Belles take third place in Nike Nationals and was named defensive player of the game in All-City Classic in 2013 ... Was also appointed MVP of Make-A-Wish game against Archbishop Carroll.
Personal: Born on Nov. 26, 1996 and is the daughter of Thierry and Karen Fortune … Chose Georgia Tech because of the academic reputation, to play in the ACC and the caliber of players on the team … Intends to major in history, technology and society at Georgia Tech.