Foster, Montgomery, Williams Garner Two Awards Apiece at Annual Women's Basketball Banquet

April 21, 2009

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ATLANTA – Deja Foster, Alex Montgomery and Jacqua Williams were honored with two awards apiece last Thursday evening at the annual women’s basketball banquet held at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.

Foster, a sophomore from Memphis, Tenn., was named the 2008-09 Most Improved Player after lifting her scoring average over eight points between her first two seasons on the Flats. Foster finished the year averaging 9.3 points and 4.7 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets and started 14 of Tech’s 32 games. The Dean’s List student also received the Academic Excellence Award for her performance in the classroom.

Montgomery, a sophomore from Tacoma, Wash., received the 2008-09 Rebound Award and was named the Offensive Player of the Year. Montgomery led the team in scoring with 13.7 points and rebounding with 6.7. She registered five double-doubles was named to the All-ACC third team.

Williams, a native of Seattle, Wash., closed out her career on the Flats as the program’s all-time leader in steals with 370. The senior led the ACC with 3.4 steals a game and finished with 109 for the season. She was named the 2008-09 Defensive Player of the Year. On the offensive end, Williams averaged 11.7 points and recorded a career-best 104 assists, earning the 2008-09 Assist Leader Award.

Also earning recognition was freshmen Sasha Goodlett, Chelsea Regins and Metra Walthour for their exception seasons. Goodlett was presented the MaChelle Joseph Hardest Worker Award, Regins to home the The Kentrina Wilson Perseverance and Courage Award and Walthour was recognized with the Alex Stewart Loyalty Award.

Coach Joseph and her team also took a moment to recognize the hard work and dedication of Linda Fetig, who received the Cheryl Lowry Award for Service.

The Yellow Jackets are once again coming off an exception season. Tech topped the 20-win plateau for the third straight season and reached its third straight NCAA Tournament. The Jackets 22 wins tied for the most wins by a Tech women’s basketball team since joining the ACC prior to the 1979-80 season.

Deja Foster
2008-2009 Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Team
Most Improved Player

Alex Montgomery
2008-2009 Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Team
Rebound Award

Alex Montgomery
2008-2009 Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Team
Offensive Player of the Year

Jacqua Williams
2008-2009 Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Team
Assist Leader

Jacqua Williams
2008-2009 Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Team
Defensive Player of the Year

Deja Foster
GT Women’s Basketball Academic Excellence Award
2008-2009

Sasha Goodlett
The MaChelle Joseph Hard Work Award
This award goes to the Women’s Basketball player who has commendable work ethic and goes the extra mile in achieving team goals.
2008-2009

Chelsea Regins
The Kentrina Wilson Perseverance and Courage Award
This award is given to the member of the Women’s Basketball program that exhibits courage during a time of adversity and preservers through hardship.
2008-2009

Linda Fetig
Cheryl Lowry Award for Service
This award is given to a member of the Women’s Basketball program that has gone above and beyond the call of duty this season. We appreciate all the effort you have put into making this season successful!
2008-2009

Metra Walthour
The Alex Stewart Loyalty Award
This award is given to the Women’s Basketball player that is most loyal to her teammates and coaching staff both on and off the court. This person is also very coachable and is an extension of the coaching staff in every situation.
2008-2009

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