The Yellow Jackets made 12 3-pointers in the victory
Senior Roddreka Rogers scored a career-high 25 points and senior Aaliyah Whiteside recorded a double-double
The Yellow Jackets host the Panthers at 6 p.m. in the first game of a double header with the men's team.
Senior Aaliyah Whiteside recorded her third-straight double-double in the victory
Georgia Tech tied the school record with 13 made 3-pointers in the game
2001-02: An All-ACC selection for the first time in her career, earning third-team accolades ? Named the Georgia Commission on Women Collegiate Sportswoman of the Year earlier this year ??Tabbed ACC Player of the Week on Nov. 26 after scoring 47 points and grabbing 20 rebounds to claim MVP honors at the Atlanta Marriott NW Classic ? Named a second-team Verizon Academic All-District selection ? One of only five players on the Tech roster to play in all 28 of the Yellow Jackets? games this season, one of two to start all of those contests ? Ranked second on the team in scoring (12.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg) ? Led the team with five 20-point games in the regular season, a total that ranks eighth in the ACC ? Netted a career-high 27 points in the Jackets? win over Charleston Southern, hitting a career-best 12 field goals in the game ? Recorded four double-doubles on the year, the second-most on the team ? Ranks among Tech?s all-time top 10 in rebounds (801, 5th), rebounding average (7.0, 10th), steals (162, 10th) and games played (115, 6th).
2000-01: Received a medical hardship after suffering a stress fracture in her leg during preseason practices.
1999-2000: Started the last 19 games at forward after coming off the bench in a reserve role at the start of the season ? The team?s second leading rebounder, averaging 6.8 boards per game ? Tech?s top defender, tied for team-high with 58 steals on the year ? Tied for seventh in the ACC in conference games only with an average of 2.0 steals per game ? Recorded her 500th career rebound in the Yellow Jackets? 77-74 loss to Florida State, becoming the 20th player in school history to record 500 or more rebounds in career ? Had nine double-figure scoring games and seven double digit rebounding efforts ? Registered her first double-double of the season in Tech?s 71-62 win against N.C. State in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament ??Recorded a season-high 17 points and a team-high 10 rebounds in the win over the Wolfpack ? Also tied her career best with five free throws against the Pack ? Matched her career-high with 18 rebounds in the Yellow Jackets? 69-52 win at 14th-ranked N.C. State on Feb. 24 ? Also had nine points against the Wolfpack ? Scored 10 points and had nine boards in Tech?s regular-season finale against Maryland ? Recorded a double-double with 14 points and a team-high 13 rebounds in overtime win against Southern Miss in the first round of the WNIT ? Scored a season-high 16 points against Western Michigan and at Florida State ? Recorded 13 rebounds two times in games at Clemson and at Duke ? Scored 16 points and had eight rebounds in the Yellow Jackets 95-89 overtime win against Western Michigan on Dec. 29 ? Scored a team-high 15 points and had nine rebounds in the Yellow Jackets? 73-67 win at Maryland on Jan. 23 ? Had 13 points and six boards in Tech?s 60-54 win over Wake Forest at home on Feb. 6 ? Had 10 points and five rebounds in her first start of the season, a 73-62 win at Wake Forest on Jan. 6 ? Matched her career-high with two blocked shots vs. the Demon Deacons on Feb. 6 ? Recorded a season-high four steals at Clemson on Jan. 31.
1998-99: Showed tremendous improvement, raising her scoring and rebounding averages from 5.0 ppg and 4.6 rpg as a freshman to 9.9 ppg and 8.7 rpg as a sophomore ? Started all 27 games at forward ? Led the Yellow Jackets in rebounding with 236 and ranked second in the ACC with 8.7 boards per game ? Ranked among the conference leaders in steals for much of the season before finishing the year with 41 ? Registered six double-doubles on the season ? Had a career game vs. No. 5/4 Georgia on Jan. 18, 1999, with 18 points, 18 rebounds and two blocked shots, all career highs ? Initially scored 18 two games prior to the meeting with the Lady Bulldogs with 18 vs. No. 12/10 Clemson on Jan. 10, 1999 in Atlanta ? Played one of her best all-around games in Tech?s 86-78 win over Florida State in Tallahassee on Jan. 31, 1999 ? Had 13 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and six steals while playing all 40 minutes against the Seminoles ? Logged 30 or more minutes in 18 contests and registered 35 or more minutes 11 times ? Named to the all-tournament team at the Georgia Tech/Atlanta Marriott Northwest Holiday Invitational ? Had 16 points and eight rebounds vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) in the first round and 13 points and eight boards vs. Lafayette in the championship game.
1999 Track & Field: Joined the track team at the conclusion of basketball season for the second-straight year ? Finished third in the high jump at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a season-best leap of 5-7.25 ? Cleared 5-6 at the Auburn Springtime Invitational, placing third in her first track competition after basketball ? Placed second in the Tennessee Gatorade Classic with a jump of 5-5.
1997-98: Saw action in all 28 contests and started the last 12 games of her freshman season ? Was Tech?s third-leading rebounder with 129 boards and an average of 4.6 rebounds per game ? Scored in double figures three times during a five-game span which included a season-high 14 points in Tech?s win over Wake Forest on Feb. 13 ? Was 7-of-11 from the floor against the Demon Deacons ? Although Wake held a 25-22 halftime advantage, Tate hit a pair of jumpers and a layup to key an 11-1 run to open the second half ? Had 12 points against 15th-ranked Duke on Feb. 5 and 13 at No. 19 Clemson on Feb. 22 ? Registered four steals in back-to-back games against Duke (Feb. 5) and North Carolina (Feb. 8) ? Had a season-high seven rebounds in the Yellow Jackets? 78-64 win over Belmont on Jan. 24 ? Had nine points, six rebounds and two steals in her first career start versus 19th-ranked Clemson on Jan. 22.
1998 Track & Field: Joined the track team at the conclusion of basketball season ? Won the high jump at the Florida Relays (5-6.00) and Clemson Invitational (5-5.75) ? Finished third in the high jump at the ACC Outdoor Championships with a leap of 5-6.00 ? High jumped a personal-best 5-7.75 to take third at the Georgia Tech-Reebok Invitational.
Prep: Lettered four years in basketball and track ? Named Most Valuable Player three years in basketball ? All Bi-City three years in basketball ? All Bi-City Player of the Year as a junior and senior ? Lettered four years in track ? State high jump champion her sophomore and junior year ? Competed on the 4x400 meter relay team that won a state championship as a sophomore and senior ? Named most valuable player four years in track ? Named to the all Bi-City track team four years ? All Bi-City Player of the Year as a sophomore in track ? Holds the school record in the 100 meter hurdles and high jump ? Class Valedictorian ? National Honor Society member ? Mu Alpha Theta member.
Personal: Regina La-Don Tate was born Oct. 26, 1978, in Columbus, Ga. ? Is the granddaughter of Augustus and Mary Oates ? Has also lived in Houston, Virginia and Alaska ? Enjoys singing gospel music and reading the Bible ? Active in Georgia Tech?s Athletes In Action campus ministry ? A Dean?s List student with a 3.75 cumulative grade point average in mechanical engineering ? Received the team?s Mandy Miller Memorial Award as a sophomore and a junior ? Recipient of Tech?s Bobby Dodd Scholarship for 1999-2000.
TATE'S CAREER STATS
--FG (Incl 3pt)-- -----3-PT FG----- FREE THROWS
Year Gp- Gs Md- Att Pct Md- Att Pct Md- Att Pct Reb- Avg A To Bl St Pf- D Min- Avg Pts-Avg
1997-98 28- 12 64- 153 .418 0- 1 .000 12- 25 .480 129- 4.6 18 44 3 24 54- 1 584- 20.9 140-5.0
1998-99 27- 27 119- 228 .522 0- 1 .000 28- 61 .459 236- 8.7 38 47 5 41 63- 1 867- 32.1 266-9.9
1999-2000 31- 19 91- 187 .487 0- 0 .000 25- 44 .568 210- 6.8 30 40 10 58 76- 2 882- 28.5 207-6.7
2001-02 29- 29 165- 354 .466 0- 1 .000 37- 56 .661 226- 7.8 39 57 6 38 64- 2 996- 34.3 367-12.7
TOTALS 115- 87 439- 922 .476 0- 3 .000 102- 186 .548 801- 7.0 125 188 24 161 257- 6 3329- 28.9 980-8.5