@GTWBB and Tulane Play Monday in Second Round
The Yellow Jackets host the Green Wave on Monday at 7 p.m.
- Georgia Tech hosts Tulane for the second round of the WNIT on Monday at 7 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion. Richard Musterer will have the call on WREK 91.1.
- This will be the fifth meeting between Georgia Tech and Tualne. The Yellow Jackets have won all four previous meetings, including two at home. The last time the Yellow Jackets faced the Green Wave was on Jan. 4, 2009 when Tech won 69-52 at home.
- Senior Aaliyah Whiteside leads the ACC with her 19.3 points per game which is 36th in the nation. She is second on the Jackets in rebounding with 7.2 boards per game, which is 12th in the ACC. She has scored at least 20 points in 17 of 32 games and has five double-doubles this season. She scored her 1,000th career point against Southeastern Louisiana.
- This is the Yellow Jackets' second-straight appearance in the WNIT and the ninth postseason appearance under head coach MaChelle Joseph. The Yellow Jackets are 7-8 in the post season under Joseph's direction.
- Head coach MaChelle Joseph became the all-time winningest coach in Georgia Tech women's basketball history last year and has a career record of 252-161 and the highest winning percentage in Yellow Jacket history at 61.0 percent. She is currently in her 13th season at the helm of the Jackets and is 95-102 in her career in ACC play.
- Tyaunna Marshall (2011-14) 2,129
- Kisha Ford (1994-97) 1,955
- Karen Lounsbury (1989-92) 1,743
- Dolores Bootz (1985-88) 1,723
- Carla Munnion (1995-98) 1,671
- Chioma Nnamaka (2005-08) 1,593
- Alex Montgomery (2008-11) 1,565
- Joyce Pierce (1991-93) 1,557
- Aaliyah Whiteside (2012-pres.) 1,555
- Janie Mitchell (2005-08) 1,422
Kate Brandt (1981-84) 1,422
bringing in the hardware
The awards have been rolling in for senior Aaliyah Whiteside. Whiteside was named First Team All-ACC by the Blue Ribbon Panel and the ACC's head coaches. Whiteside is the sixth Jacket to earn All-ACC First Team accolades. Whiteside's appointment on the All-ACC First Team marks the fourth-straight year Tech has had a player honored on the first team. This is the first postseason award for Whiteside.
Whiteside is the third Jacket under Joseph to garner the accolade joining Tyaunna Marshall (2013, 2014) and Kaela Davis (2015). Tech's three other All-ACC first team members are Kisha Ford (1997), Sonja Mallory (2003) and Ida Neal (1989).
She was also named the Georgia College Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club, marking the seventh-straight year a Yellow Jacket has won the award. A Tech student-athlete has claimed the honor in eight of the last nine years. Whiteside's honor marks the eighth time a Jacket has been named the Georgia Women's College Player of the Year under head coach MaChelle Joseph. Overall, 10 Yellow Jackets have been named the Georgia Women's College Player of the Year a total of 11 times.
600 and counting
Against Mercer, senior Aaliyah Whiteside moved into second all-time on Tech's single season scoring list with 619 points. She surpassed former Yellow Jacket Tyaunna Marshall's 609 points for second. She is 34 points away from surpassing Kaela Davis's 652 points that were scored during 2014-15. Whiteside is just the third Yellow Jackets to score 600 points in a season. Her 619 points are 33rd in the NCAA. Whiteside has scored in double figures in 30 out of 32 games and 37 out of the past 39 games. She has led Tech in scoring 22 times this season. Whiteside has scored 31 points on two seperate occasions this season and has 17 20+ points games this year.
rogers back to her old ways
Senior Roddreka Rogers has been back to her old ways. She recorded a double-double in four of the past nine games - at Syracuse, vs. Miami, at Duke and vs. Mercer. She has a team-best seven double-doubles this season. Rogers has scored in double-figures in six of the past nine games and has 24 career double-doubles which is tied for first among active players in the ACC. She has led the Jackets in rebounding in 17 games his season. Her 7.7 rebounds per game are sixth in the ACC and her 7.7 rebounds per game in conference play finished at ninth. She averages 3.0 offensive rebounds per game and 4.7 defensive rebounds per game.