June 8, 2015
THE FLATS — Season tickets for the Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball team’s fourth season at McCamish Pavilion are now on sale.
Season tickets can be purchased for the low price of $60, less than $4 per game, until September 1. Following the September 1 deadline, season tickets will be priced at $75. In addition, all men’s basketball season-ticket holders will be able to purchase women’s basketball season tickets for only $25.
Fans can purchase season tickets by visiting RamblinWreck.com, calling 1-888-TECH-TIX or by visiting the ticket office at 150 Bobby Dodd Way.
Georgia Tech students are admitted free to all home games with their BuzzCard. On Sundays, all children 18 and under will be admitted free and are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the free Georgia Tech’s Kid Zone outside the West Entrance to McCamish Pavilion.
Head coach MaChelle Joseph, who is the all-time winningest coach in Georgia Tech women’s basketball history, is at the helm of the Yellow Jackets for her 13th season. Georgia Tech will be led this season by rising seniors Roddreka Rogers and Aaliyah Whiteside who both had outstanding junior campaigns. Rogers was a force on the boards last season, leading the Jackets with a 9.9 rebounds per game average and tallying 12 double-doubles. Whiteside moved into a starting role her third season for the Jackets, averaging 13.4 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game.
Junior Katarina Vuckovic and sophomore Antonia Peresson have the Jackets’ 3-point shooting needs covered while sophomore Zaire O’Neil adds strength in the paint. During her rookie season, O’Neil averaged 11.3 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game. Erin Garner and Simina Avram will add to Tech’s depth in the front court while Imani Tilford is back to run Tech’s offense at the point.
Georgia Tech welcomes six new faces to this year’s roster — point guard Ciani Cryor (Philadelphia, Pa.), forward Elo Edeferioka (Hofstra/Warri, Nigeria), forward Martine Fortune (Philadelphia, Pa.), guard/forward Irene Gari (UTEP/Oliva, Spain), forward Chelsea Guimaraes (Almada, Portugal) and guard/forward Dejoria Howard (Orangeburg, S.C.).
Fortune, Howard and Cryor were tabbed as the 14th-ranked recruiting class by Blue Star Basketball this past fall. Gari is a graduate student transfer from UTEP while Edeferioka will sit out this season after transferring from Hofstra. Guimaraes joins the Jackets from Portugal.