Jan. 3, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech freshman Tyaunna Marshall was named ACC Rookie of the Week, for the week ending January 2, announced by the conference office today.
It is the fourth time this season, that Marshall has earned the league’s weekly top rookie award. It is the most times one player has won the award since Boston College’s Carolyn Swords and Stefanie Murphy won it four and five times, respectively, in 2007-08. Wake Forest’s Tracy Connor holds the record for most ACC Rookie of the Week honors, having won it nine times in 1992-93.
Marshall led Tech to a 3-0 week with big wins over Mercer, Tennessee State and Jacksonville State, winning each by an average margin of 52.3 points, and extending the Jackets’ winning streak to nine games. For the week, Marshall led Tech in scoring with 22.0 ppg while shooting nearly 74 (31-of-42) percent from the field. The rookie from Upper Marlboro, Md., finished with more points, 66, than minutes played, 60, for the week. She added, on average, four rebounds and two assists per game last week.
“Ty is very deserving of being named ACC Rookie of the Week,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “She has worked very hard on both ends of the floor. I am excited about the impact she will have in ACC play.”
Marshall scored game-highs in each contest this week and finished with a 1.5 assist/turnover ratio. In the week’s opener, Marshall set a career-high with 25 points on 12-of-16 shooting in only 19 minutes, to go with seven rebounds and two assists as the Jackets cruised to a 101-44 win.
Against Tennessee State, Marshall finished with 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting in just 18 minutes as the Jackets limited the Lady Tigers to only three first half points, all on free throws, and 11 points for the game, setting a new NCAA record for fewest points allowed in a game. In the final game of the week against Jacksonville State to close out Tech’s non-conference schedule, Marshall tied her career high of 25 points on 11-of-16 shooting. It was the fourth time in her young career that she has scored at least 20 points in a game. Against JSU, she set a career-high with four steals and dished out three assists as Tech won its ninth straight game, 81-52.
Marshall and the Yellow Jackets will open ACC play against the eighth ranked North Carolina Tar Heels on Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Tickets are available at RamblinWreck.com or 888-Tech-Tix, and available on the day of the game. For more information, visit RamblinWreck.com or follow @GTWBB on Twitter for instant updates.
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