Oct. 27, 2004
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball team was picked to finish 10th in the preseason poll for the 2004-05 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball season, as determined by a vote of the media present at the 2004-05 ACC Women’s Basketball Media Day at the Grandover Resort on Wednesday.
The Yellow Jackets finished eighth in the league a year ago with an overall record of 14-15.
North Carolina, the recipient of 20 of 40 first-place votes, was selected as the top preseason pick for the 2004-05 ACC Women’s Basketball season, and the Duke Blue Devils, who received 18 first-place votes, followed the Tar Heels in the balloting.
The Maryland Terrapins, with two first-place votes, finished third. ACC newcomers Miami and Virginia Tech were selected to finish in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Virginia was sixth, followed in the seventh slot by the NC State Wolfpack. Clemson and Florida State tied for eighth place, while Wake Forest filled the 11th spot.
In balloting for the 2004-05 preseason All-Conference team, juniors Monique Currie of Duke and Tamara James of Miami were named to the team along with sophomores Shay Doron of Maryland and Ivory Latta and Camille Little of North Carolina.
Currie was selected as the league’s preseason Player of the Year, while Terrapin freshman Crystal Langhorne was tabbed ACC preseason Rookie of the Year.
2004-05 PRESEASON POLL1. North Carolina (20)2. Duke (18)3. Maryland (2)4. Miami5. Virginia Tech6. Virginia7. NC State8. Clemson Florida State10. Georgia Tech11. Wake Forest
2004-05 PRESEASON ALL-ACC TEAM Monique Currie, Duke Shay Doron, Maryland Tamara James, Miami Ivory Latta, North Carolina Camille Little, North Carolina
2004-05 PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR Monique Currie, Duke
2004-05 PRESEASON ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Crystal Langhorne, Maryland