Feb. 27, 2012
Atlanta – Georgia Tech senior Sasha Goodlett and sophomore Tyaunna Marshall were honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference as members of the 2012 All-ACC Second Team, as announced today by league commissioner John Swofford. The postseason honors are voted on by the conference’s head coaches and “Blue Ribbon Panel” which consists of national and local media, as well as school representatives.
The honor is the first for Goodlett and the third for Marshall, who earned All-ACC Third Team and ACC All-Freshman Team selections a year ago.
The pair helped lead Georgia Tech to its best regular-season in school history. The Yellow Jackets set a school record with 12 ACC wins and tied the program-best with 22 regular-season wins. After being picked to finish fifth in the ACC preseason poll, Tech finished tied for third – also a program-best. The Yellow Jackets enter this week’s ACC Tournament with a 22-7 overall record, compiled a 12-4 mark in league play, and are ranked No. 15 in the Associated Press poll, the highest the Jacket women have ever climbed.
“I am happy that both Sasha and Ty are being recognized for their outstanding seasons,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “In my opinion, Sasha has been one of the top five players in the ACC all season long. She is more than deserving to be recognized for leading her team to the best season in school history.”
Goodlett led Georgia Tech in scoring with 15.1 points per game and led the Yellow Jackets in rebounds, hauling in 7.3 caroms a contest. She was one of only two players to rank in the conference’s top 10 in scoring, rebounding and blocks. In all games, Goodlett was fifth in scoring, ninth in rebounding and fifth in blocks.
In ACC games, Goodlett was fourth in scoring (16.3 ppg), sixth in rebounding (8.2 rpg) and sixth in blocks (1.4 bpg). She finished the regular-season with seven 20-plus point scoring games and scored in double digits in 14 of the 16 conference games. In seven games against ranked opponents, she averaged 16.6 points and 8.3 rebounds. She scored at least 19 points in four of those games and finished with three double-doubles.
Goodlett led the Jackets in scoring 16 times in 2011-12 and in rebounding 13 times, and posted seven double-doubles.
Marshall was second on the Yellow Jackets behind Goodlett with 14.6 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per contest. She tallied 24 double-digit scoring games and posted four double-doubles. Marshall led the Jackets in scoring in 11 contests and in rebounding eight times.
She finished the regular-season sixth in the league in scoring, 15th in rebounding and 14th in steals with 1.8 per game.
Senior point guard Metra Walthour, who was the Jackets third leading scorer with 9.4 points per game, was not selected to any of the three all-league teams or honorable mention, despite finishing fourth in league games with 3.8 assists per game, fourth with 2.0 3-pointers per contest and leading the conference in assist/turnover ratio (61 assists, 33 turnovers).
“Sasha, Ty and Me-Me each had an outstanding season individually, which allowed our program to win the most ACC games in school history and finish tied for third in the ACC, the highest finish in program history,” Joseph added.
As the fourth seed in this week’s ACC Tournament, Georgia Tech receives a first-round bye and will face the winner of fifth-seed North Carolina and 12th-seed Clemson in an 11 a.m. matchup Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. The ACC regional sports network will carry the contest live, as well as WREK 91.1 FM.
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