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Marshall, Davis Garner All-ACC Honors

March 4, 2014

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech senior Tyaunna Marshall has been selected to the All-ACC First Team and freshman Kaela Davis has been selected to both the All-ACC Second Team and All-Freshman Team by the ACC’s Blue Ribbon Panel, which consists of media and school representatives, conference commissioner John Swofford announced Monday.

“It is a compliment to Ty, Kaela and all of the players in our program that these two have been recognized as two of the top 15 players in the best women’s basketball conference in the country,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said.

Marshall is the first Yellow Jacket to be named to the All-ACC First Team twice in her career. The 5′ 9″ guard was honored as a junior on the All-ACC First Team and was the first Jacket to be named to the All-ACC First Team since Sonja Mallory was selected to the team in 2003. Marshall is just the fourth Jacket to earn All-ACC First Team accolades.

“Ty Marshall is very deserving of being named First Team All-ACC for the second consecutive year,” Joseph said. “Ty has left her mark on the Georgia Tech women’s basketball program. She will leave our program as arguably the best player to ever play here.”

After a stellar freshman season, Davis has been named to both the All-ACC Second Team and All-Freshman Team. Davis leads all ACC rookies with her 18.4 ppg and leads the Jackets with 2.6 made 3-pointers a game. In her freshman season, Davis has recorded 13 20 point games and led the team in scoring in 14 games.

“Kaela has had an unbelievable freshman year,” Joseph said. “She is no doubt one of the best freshmen in the country. The impact she has had on this program will be felt for years to come.”

Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer against #13/11 North Carolina on Feb. 6, 2014 after scoring 32 points against the Tar Heels to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points. She hit two free throws with 4.3 seconds left to break the record and secure the Jackets’ first win against a ranked opponent since 2012. She was named the espnW Player of the Week after her monumental game. With 534 points this season, Marshall is the first Jacket to score 500 points in three-straight seasons.

Marshall became the first Yellow Jacket and 24th ACC player to score 2,000 career points after she scored 20 points against Virginia on Feb. 14. What is more remarkable is that Marshall has only made 20 3-pointers in her entire career – meaning that her 853 field goals and 340 made free throw shots. Marshall currently ranks 20th all-time in the ACC record book, needing only 12 points to tie Kristi Toliver of Maryland (2005-09) for 19th. Marshall leads all active ACC players in career 20 point games with 39. She has 15 this season.

Marshall leads the Jackets in scoring, rebounding, steals and assists. Her 19.5 ppg ranks third in the ACC and 46th in the nation. Marshall is 10th in the ACC with her 7.6 rpg and her 3.2 apg has her in 14th. Marshall is in second in the conference with 2.6 steals per game and ranks 21st in the nation in steals.

Davis was named the ACC Rookie of the week four times this season.Davis’ four ACC Rookie of the Week awards is a conference-high among all of the rookies. She ranks sixth in the ACC with her 18.4 ppg and has recorded seven double-doubles this season. She has scored in double-figures in every game but three and has scored 20 or more points in 13.

After recording double-doubles in her first two career games, she continued the remarkable start to her freshman season against the #4/3 Lady Vols by scoring 28 points a then-season-high. Davis has led the Jackets in scoring in 14 games so far, including four games against ranked opponents, #4/3 Tennessee, #23/21 Georgia and #6 Maryland twice. Davis leads the Jackets with her 34.9 (76-218) 3-point shooting percentage. She recorded a season-high 31 points against Clemson this season.

Davis became just the third freshman to score 500 points in their first season on the Flats. Davis has 534 points so far this season, putting her six points away from breaking Karen Lounsbury’s (1988-89) freshman single record of 539 points.

Next up, the Jackets travel to the ACC tournament which runs from March 5-9 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. The Jacket received the seventh seed, which guarantees a first round bye. Tech will play the winner of No. 10 Virginia and No. 15 Boston College at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The game will be shown on the ACC Regional Sports Network and Fox Sports South in Atlanta.

Blue Ribbon Panel All-ACC First Team
Diamond DeShields, Fr., G, North Carolina
Markeisha Gatling, Sr., C, NC State
Dearica Hamby, Jr., F, Wake Forest
Natasha Howard, Sr., F, Florida State
Tricia Liston, Sr., G, Duke
Jewell Loyd, So., G, Notre Dame
Tyaunna Marshall, Sr., G, Georgia Tech
Kayla McBride, Sr., G, Notre Dame
Alyssa Thomas, Sr., F, Maryland
Elizabeth Williams, Jr., C/F, Duke

Blue Ribbon Panel All-ACC Second Team
Natalie Achonwa, Sr., F, Notre Dame
Kody Burke, Sr., F, NC State
Kaela Davis, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
Brittney Sykes, So., G, Syracuse
Uju Ugoka, Sr., F, Virginia Tech

Blue Ribbon Panel All-ACC Freshman Team
Lexie Brown, Fr., G, Maryland
Kaela Davis, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
Diamond DeShields, Fr., G, North Carolina
Allisha Gray, Fr., G North Carolina
Adrienne Motley, Fr. G, Miami

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