April 29, 2013
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech head women’s basketball coach MaChelle Joseph was honored by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame when she was recognized as a member of the 2013 Silver Anniversary Team at a banquet in Indianapolis April 27.
Joseph was one of 18 members of the 2013 Silver Anniversary Team, which is selected by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame based on outstanding accomplishments as a senior basketball player 25 years ago.
Joseph was a 1988 Indiana All-Star at DeKalb High School in Waterloo, Ind., and averaged a state-best 35.0 points per game her senior season. She tossed in a season-high 57 points and finished her prep career with 1,633 points.
With Joseph as a member, DeKalb teams were 80-12, won three conference championships, two section titles and twice finished as regional finalist. She was named an All-American by Parade and Street & Smith’s, and was an AAU All-American.
Following her outstanding prep career, Joseph went on to star at Purdue where her teams went 96-23 in four years with four 20-win seasons, four NCAA Tournament appearances and a 1991 Big Ten Championship.
With the Boilermakers, Joseph was the 1989 Big Ten Freshman of the Year and a three-time first team All-Big Ten honoree. In her senior season of 1992, she was the Women’s Basketball News College Player of the Year, a finalist for the Naismith and Wade Trophies, a Kodak All-American and Big Ten Player of the Year.
Joseph graduated from Purdue as the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer with 2,405 points and was invited to the 1992 Olympic trials. She was inducted into the Purdue Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.
Since taking over the Yellow Jacket program in 2003-04, Joseph has led Tech to six 20-win seasons and six NCAA Tournament appearances, including the program’s first Sweet 16 berth in 2012.
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