Sept. 27, 2010
ATLANTA – The season is still over a month away but the anticipation is building as the Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball team was tabbed No. 16 in the nation in the Sporting News preseason top 25.
The Yellow Jackets, who are coming off their fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance, are one of four Atlantic Coast Conference programs recognized in the 2010-11 preseason publication.
Taking the top slot in the poll was Connecticut, while Baylor, Stanford, Xavier, Tennessee, Duke, Ohio State, Notre Dame, West Virginia and Oklahoma round out the top 10. North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgetown, St. John’s, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Georgia, Texas, UCLA, Florida State, Temple, TCU, Michigan State and Rutgers closed out the top 25.
Seven teams from the Sporting News preseason top 25 are on the Yellow Jackets schedule, including No. 1 UConn, who will travel to the Alexander Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Nov. 21.
Tech returns four starters – Alex Montgomery, Deja Foster, Sasha Goodlett and Sharena Taylor – to go along with returning letterwinners Metra Walthour, Mo Bennett, LaQuananisha Adams, Chelsea Regins, Jasmine Blain and Shayla Bivins.
The Jackets will also add Danielle Hamilton-Carter, who had to sit out the 2009-10 season due to NCAA rules, and transfer Erica Thompson plus a top-25 recruiting class that features Dawnn Maye, Tyaunna Marshall, Frida Fogdemark and Sandra Hasahya-Ngoie.
Season tickets and the 2010 Gold Pack are on sale. For more information, contact the Georgia Tech ticket office at (888) 832-4849 or online at www.RamblinWreck.com/wbbtix.