Deja Foster Returns To Georgia Tech As Graduate Manager

May 17, 2013

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech head women’s basketball coach MaChelle Joseph announced former Yellow Jacket standout Deja Foster has returned to the Flats as a graduate manager.

Foster finished her career in 2011 as half of the then-winningest class in Yellow Jacket history. Foster has been a department manager at Target since earning her degree in business management in 2011. The Memphis, Tenn., native became just the second Yellow Jacket to ever receive the Charles T. Stoner Law Scholarship from the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

“I am very excited to come back to Georgia Tech,” Foster said. “I love the game of basketball and Georgia Tech, and look forward to giving back to the program which has given me so much.”

Foster and teammate Alex Montgomery finished their four-year careers with four 20-win seasons and four NCAA Tournament berths, including a then-program-best fifth seed in the 2011 NCAA Tournament. The duo tallied 91 career wins and a .689 career winning percentage, both of which were school records for a graduating class. During her senior season, Foster helped Tech to a school-record 24 wins and a 13-game winning streak.

During her four-year career, Foster played in 121 games and started 73. She converted nearly 45 percent of her field goal attempts and finished with 799 points. Foster added 561 rebounds, 252 assists and 180 steals for the Yellow Jackets.

“I am so excited to have Deja Foster joining my staff,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “She is the epitome of what this program was built on and represents. I know she will be a tremendous role model for our student-athletes and a joy to be around every day.”

Foster was a three-time co-captain for the Yellow Jackets and excelled in the classroom as well, earning Dean’s List honors six times and was named to the 2010 All-ACC Academic Team.

Fans are encouraged to follow Georgia Tech women’s basketball on Twitter and Instagram, @GTWBB, and like the Yellow Jackets on Facebook, GTWomensBasketball, for an inside look at the program.



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