Nov. 17, 2015
Georgia Tech hosts its third-straight nonconference opponent on Wednesday, facing Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion. The game can be heard on WREK 91.1.
Georgia Tech will be collecting canned goods at the game at the marketing table in section 102. Fans that donate two canned goods will receive a voucher to have their photo taken on the court following the game.
- Georgia Tech hosts its third-straight nonconference opponent on Wednesday, facing Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion. The game can be heard on WREK 91.1/WREK.org.
- This will be the first-ever meeting between the two teams on the hardwood.
- Senior Aaliyah Whiteside was named the ACC Player of the Week for the first time in her career on Monday, Nov. 16, after averaging 21.5 points per game during the opening weekend. Whiteside scored 20+ points in both games and led the Jackets in rebounding against Loyola Chicago. She scored 25 percent of Tech’s points during the first two games.
- The Yellow Jackets kicked off the 2015-16 season with back-to-back wins, defeating Loyola Chicago, 84-77, and St. Francis Brooklyn, 89-51. The Jackets are averaging an ACC-best 86.5 points per game. The Jackets are also owning the rebounding battle, tallying a league-high +15.5 rebounding margin. Tech has outrebounded its opponent in both games so far this season.
- 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 234-149 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.
a win would...
- Make Tech 1-0 against Southeastern Louisiana
- Keep the Yellow Jackets undefeated in non-conference season and a home this season at 3-0.
- Be the seventh time in Coach Joseph’s 13 year career that the Yellow Jackets have started off the season 3-0.
- Be the 235th win of Coach Joseph’s career and her 384th game at the helm of the Jackets putting her just 16 games away from hitting the 400 mark.
- Give Georgia Tech its 610th program win and put Georgia Tech at 610-575 overall over 41 years of women’s basketball.
closing in on 1,000
Senior Aaliyah Whiteside is just 21 points away from becoming the 29th Yellow Jacket to reach the 1,000 point club. Whiteside currently has 979 points in her career. This season, she is averaging 21.5 points per game and has averaged 10.2 points per game over her Yellow Jacket career.
ACC ACCOLADES FOR AALIYAH
Senior Aaliyah Whiteside was named the ACC Player of the Week on Nov. 16. This is the second ACC weekly honor of Whiteside’s career. She was named the ACC Rookie of the Week for the week of Dec. 24, 2012. Whiteside proved herself as a senior leader this weekend, leading the Yellow Jackets in scoring in two wins. Whiteside scored at least 20 points in both games against Loyola Chicago and St. Francis Brooklyn, and averaged 21.5 points over the opening weekend. Whiteside accounted for 25 percent of Georgia Tech’s points over two games. She shot 50 percent from the field and averaged 6.0 rebounds per game. Whiteside’s 22 points against Loyloa Chicago were the most by any player in the ACC on opening night.
It is the first time that a Yellow Jacket has garnered the ACC Player of the Week award since Tyaunna Marshall received the accolade for the week of Feb. 10, 2014.
GTWBB Welcomes no. 35 recruiting class
Georgia Tech women’s basketball head coach MaChelle Joseph announced on Saturday, Nov. 14, that Zutorya Cook and Anne Francoise Diouf have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Yellow Jacket program beginning in the 2016-17 season. Cook, who is from nearby Marietta, Ga., is a point guard plays at Osborne High School and has been named All-State three times. Cook was a USA Basketball U16 national team trials participant in 2013. Diouf is orginially from Senegal but has lived in Bradenton, Fla., the past two years. She currently attends IMG Academy. Prospect’s Nation tabbed Georgia Tech’s recruiting class as the #35 recruiting class in the country. Blue Star Basketball ranks Georgia Tech’s recruiting class the #38 recruiting class in the nation.
Senior Aaliyah Whiteside is set up to become the 29th Yellow Jacket to score 1,000 career points. The Memphis, Tenn., native currently has 979 career points, needing just 21 to hit the 1,000 mark. Fellow senior Roddreka Rogers is on pace to crack into the top 10 of Georgia Tech’s all-time leading rebounding list. Rogers has accumulated 720 boards in her four seasons so far. She needs just 41 rebounds to surpass Sasha Goodlett for 10th place on Georgia Tech’s career list. In order to become GT’s all-time leading rebounder, Rogers needs 320 boards this season. She tallied 335 in her junior year.
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The Yellow Jackets handed out 18 assists in the game against St. Francis Brooklyn with sophomore Antonia Peresson dishing out a team-leading six. Junior Katarina Vuckovic had five assists which is a career-high for the junior. Peresson is averaging 4.5 assists per game which is ninth in the ACC. Her assist/turnover ration of 9.0 ranks first in the ACC and seventh in the NCAA. The Jackets are averaging 15.0 assists per game which is tied for seventh in the league.
Seniors Roddreka Roger and Aaliyah Whiteside are approaching their 100th career games. Rogers has played in 97 games in her career, starting 78, and averaging 6.7 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game. Whiteside has played in 96 games in her career, starting 60 and averaging 10.2 points per game and 5.0 rebounds per game.
The Yellow Jackets had quite a block party in the season opener against Loyola Chicago, tallying eight blocks against the Ramblers. Both Vuckovic and sophomore Simina Avram had three blocks apiece, which is currently tied for most in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets’ eight blocks were the most by an ACC team on opening night. Senior Roddreaka Rogers and freshman Chelsea Guimaraes also had a swat a piece. Vuckovic also added a block against St. Francis Brooklyn and leads the team with 2.0 bpg.
senior leadership 101
With a young team that includes nine freshmen and sophomores, senior Aayliah Whiteside and Roddreka Rogers have stepped up. The two were a dangerous duo against St. Francis Brooklyn. Whiteside led the Yellow Jackets for the second-straight game on offense with 21 points and grabbed a team-best three steals while Rogers had a team-high seven rebounds and scored 15 points. Rogers also had three steals and it was Whiteside’s second-straight game scoring at least 20 points.