#43 Candice McCallum
F 6-1 Jr. Barnegat, N.J./Southern Regional
Possesses tremendous size and strength … Should once again be a starter in what is shaping up to be a much taller Yellow Jacket lineup … Moves strong to the basket.
1998-99 (SOPHOMORE SEASON)
Started at center in 12 of Tech’s first 13 contests before being declared academically ineligible on Jan. 7 … Did not start or play against Georgia State on Dec. 19 due to a foot injury … Played her best all-around game in the season opener against American with 11 points and seven rebounds … Nine of her 11 points against the Eagles came off free throws as she made 14 trips to the foul line … Had eight points, five rebounds and one block in Tech’s 81-46 win over Weber State in the finals of the Georgia Tech/Atlanta Marriott Northwest Classic … Scored six points, pulled down seven rebounds and had one steal in Tech’s 96-62 win over Samford in the first round … Scored eight points, including six of Tech’s first 10, in the Jackets’ 74-73 win over No. 17/14 NC State on Dec. 5 in Raleigh … Helped neutralize the Wolfpack’s 6-6 center Summer Erb in the Tech victory.
1997-98 (FRESHMAN SEASON)
Played her best in Tech’s two regular-season contests against nationally-ranked Duke … Recorded her first double-double with a career-high 19 points and 10 rebounds against the then 22nd-ranked Blue Devils on Jan. 4 in Durham … Was 5-of-8 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the foul line in 29 minutes of action … Scored 13 points and pulled down seven boards in the regular-season rematch with the then 15th-ranked Blue Devils on Feb. 5 in Atlanta … Had seven points and two rebounds versus No. 5 North Carolina on Feb. 8 … Registered two steals in Tech’s 58-53 win over Wake Forest on Feb. 13 … Named to the Dean’s List for the spring quarter.
Helped lead South Regional High School to the South Jersey Group State Championships in 1996 and 1997 … Street & Smith Honorable Mention … Holds her high school’s record in scoring with 1,923 points … Also holds the school record for blocks and rebounds … Played in the North-South Jersey All-Star Game … Class A South Champs for three consecutive seasons … Named All-State in 1997 … Named 1997 USA Today Honorable Mention All-America … Named Jersey Shore Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year in 1997 … First-team All-Shore in 1996 and 1997 … Named all-county three consecutive seasons … Member of the Spanish Honor Society … Four-year Honor Roll member.
Candice Tormie McCallum was born Jan. 10, 1979 … Is the daughter of Neil and Patty McCallum … Majoring in management … Her father played basketball at the University of Delaware and Westchester State.