Feb. 1, 2012
Atlanta – Georgia Tech women’s basketball head coach MaChelle Joseph has been named one of 12 female “Legends of Mackey” by Purdue University.
The Boilermakers are recognizing 12 male and 12 female Legends as voted on by fans as part of the expansion and renovation of Mackey Arena.
In her senior season of 1992, Joseph was a first-team All-American, the Big Ten’s Female Athlete of the Year and the Big Ten Player of the Year. She helped the Boilermakers earn four NCAA Tournament berths and two trips to the Sweet 16. Joseph finished her career as the all-time leader in points and assists in Purdue and Big Ten history.
Her 2,405 career points were the most by any male or female player in Big Ten history and she was inducted into the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.
“I am honored to be included as one of the 12 Legends of Mackey Arena,” Joseph said. “I loved being a Boilermaker and helping establish a winning tradition at Purdue in women’s basketball. It was a tremendous experience and I have incredible memories from my days playing in Mackey Arena.
“This is an incredible honor that I am very proud of,” Joseph added.
Joseph and the Yellow Jackets (16-6, 6-3 ACC) will be back in action Thursday night when they host the NC State Wolfpack (14-8, 4-5 ACC) at 7 p.m. Georgia Tech will be hosting its eighth annual Women Out Front Celebration as well as National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Fans can buy $2 tickets online at RamblinWreck.com or by calling 888-TECH-TIX.
Fans are encouraged to follow Georgia Tech women’s basketball on Twitter, @GTWBB, and like the Yellow Jackets on Facebook, GTWomensBasketball, for an inside look at the program.