Ardossi, Montgomery Earn All-ACC Honors

March 1, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech senior Brigitte Ardossi and junior Alex Montgomery earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors, the league office announced Monday. Ardossi was selected to the All-ACC second team, while Montgomery was named All-ACC third team.

“I am very pleased with the recognition that Brigitte and Alex have received,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “However, without a doubt, I feel Brigitte Ardossi was deserving of first team honors as she led the ACC in rebounding and was second in scoring [in conference games]. She also led us to the best season in our history with a program-best 22 wins in the regular season.”

Ardossi, who is in the midst of one of the most impressive senior years in Georgia Tech history, is the first Yellow Jacket since Fallon Stokes in 2004 to earn second-team honors. The standout from Melbourne, Australia is averaging 15.8 points and 7.5 rebound a game and has recorded a team-high 60 steals. She also leads the ACC in free-throw percentage at 83.7 percent (139-166).

Montgomery, a 2009 All-ACC third team member, recovered from a knee injury suffered last season to play in 25 of the Jackets 30 games and averaged 12.0 points and 5.5 rebounds. Earlier this season, she became only the 16th player in Georgia Tech history to score 1,000 points and grab 500 rebounds in a career. Montgomery was also named 2010 ACC Sixth Player of the Year by the conference coaches today.

This is the first time the Yellow Jackets have had multiple players on the top three All-ACC teams since 2003, when Sonja Mallory earned first-team honors and Alex Stewart and Fallon Stokes were named to the third team.

The Yellow Jackets, who have received a first round bye, will open the 33rd Annual ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament Friday, March 5 at 11 a.m. Tech will face either No. 5 seeded Wake Forest or 12th-seeded Miami.

2010 All-ACC Women's BasketballFirst TeamCarolyn Swords, Jr., C  Boston CollegeJasmine Thomas, Jr., G  DukeJacinta Monroe, Sr., G/F  Florida StateShenise Johnson, So., F MiamiMonica Wright, Sr., G * Virginia

Second Team Lele Hardy, Sr., G/F Clemson Courtney Ward, Jr., F Florida State Brigitte Ardossi, Sr., F Georgia Tech Riquna Williams, So., G Miami Italee Lucas, Jr., F North Carolina

Third Team Joy Cheek, Sr., F Duke Alex Montgomery, Jr., Georgia Tech Lynetta Kizer, So., C Maryland Cetera DeGraffenreid, Jr., G North Carolina Secily Ray, So., G Wake Forest

Honorable Mention (15 or more votes) Stefanie Murphy (BC); Lori Bjork (MD); Bonae Holston (NC State); Utahya Drye (VT); Brittany Waters (WF).

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