March 5, 2015
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech women’s basketball sophomore Kaela Davis was tabbed as the Georgia Women’s College Player of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Thursday.
This is the sixth straight year that a Yellow Jacket has won the award. A Tech player has claimed the honor in seven of the last eight years. Davis’ honor marks the seventh time a Jacket has been named the Georgia Women’s College Player of the Year under head coach.
Davis most recently was named First Team-All ACC by the ACC’s Blue Ribbon Panel. This marks Davis’ second All-ACC honor of her career. She was named to the Second Team All-ACC and All-ACC Freshman team as a freshman.
Davis is averaging a team-best 19.6 points per game which leads the team and is third in the ACC. Her scoring average puts her at 29th in the nation. She finished the ACC season on top of the scoring list with 19.2 points per game. Davis became the fastest GT player to score 1,000 career points after scoring 24 pts at Notre Dame. She broke the record of 55 games, scoring 1,000 points in 52 games. She currently has 1,201 career points which ranks 19th on Georgia Tech’s all-time scoring list.
Davis is close to surpassing another Georgia Tech record. Shehas 607 points this season, which puts her just two points away from breaking the Georgia Tech record for the most points scored in a single season. Former Yellow Jacket Marshall holds the record after she scored 609 points during the 2014-15 season. Davis is just the second Yellow Jacket to score at least 600 points in a single season, joining Marshall on that list.
The Suwanee, Ga. native, has scored in double figures in 29 out of 31 games this season and has scored at least 20 points in 14 games. Davis has recorded four 30 point games this season including a career-high 35 points against LA Tech. Davis is just one of three Yellow Jackets to have recorded at least four 30 point games in a single season.
Along with her 19.6 points per game, Davis is averaging 5.4 rebounds per game, 1.5 assists per game and 1.6 steals per game. She has led the Jackets in scoring in 20 games and in rebounding in four games. She was named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 in February.
Davis and the Yellow Jackets rolled past Clemson, 80-53, in the first round of the ACC Tournament and face #6 seed North Carolina at 8 p.m. tonight in the second round on RSN/ESPN3 at the Greensboro Coliseum.