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Ingram Earns Three Awards at Annual Women's Basketball Banquet

April 25, 2008

GALLERY

ATLANTA – Seniors Jill Ingram and Janie Mitchell were honored with three awards apiece Thursday evening at the annual women’s basketball banquet held at Fox Sports Grill in Atlantic Station.

Ingram, currently in training camp with the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, was recognized with the Most Improved Player Award, the Assists Leader Award and shared the Alex Stewart Loyalty Award with fellow senior and Atlanta Dream teammate Chioma Nnamaka. Ingram also received a special basketball to recognize her Atlantic Coast Conference record 14 steals in a game set on Feb. 29 against Virginia Tech.

Mitchell, who was unable to attend this season’s banquet as she is in training camp with the Sacramento Monarchs, earned the Academic Excellence Award, the Offensive Player of the Year Award and the Rebound Award.

The seniors were not the only Yellow Jackets recognized Thursday. Freshman Alex Montgomery was presented the MaChelle Joseph Hardest Worker Award and freshman Shaday Woolcock took home the Kentrina Wilson Perseverance and Courage Award.

Junior Jacqua Williams, currently competing for the women’s track & field team, earned the team’s Defensive Player of the Year Award after breaking her own school record with 118 steals this season. She helped the Jackets to an NCAA season-best 14.3 steals per game.

Nnamaka, the fourth-ever Jacket to be drafted by a WNBA franchise, was awarded a special basketball to commemorate her school-record 269 three-point field goals and 120 games started. The 21st pick of the San Antonio Silver Stars is the highest-selected Yellow Jacket and first Swedish-born player to be drafted by a WNBA team.

Coach Joseph and her team also took a moment to recognize the hard work and dedication of Professor Maureen Weidner, who received the Cheryl Lowry Award for Service.

The Jackets are coming off one of the best seasons in school history. The team won 22 games, the most by a Tech women’s basketball team since joining the ACC before the 1979-80 season. Not only did the Jackets cross the 20-win plateau in back-to-back seasons for the first time in school history, the program also reached back-to-back NCAA Tournaments for the first time.

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