Open mobile menu

Marshall, Davis Garner Preseason ACC Honors

Oct. 23, 2013

Marshall/Davis Infographic  | Photo Gallery
ACCDN Photo Booth: Student-Athlete Pictures | Coaches Pictures | Student-Athlete Videos | Coaches Videos

GREENSBORO, N.C. – During the 2013 ACC women’s basketball media day, senior Tyaunna Marshall and freshman Kaela Daviswere honored with preseason awards while the Jackets were picked to finish fifth in the preseason conference poll.

Marshall was named to the Preseason All-ACC team by both the media and coaches while Davis was honored on both the media and coaches’ Newcomer Watch list. In the media preseason poll, Georgia Tech was tied for a fifth place finish with Florida State. In the coaches’ poll, Tech was also voted to finish fifth.

Both Marshall and Davis as well as head coach MaChelle Josephrepresented the Jackets at media day this afternoon at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center in Greensboro, N.C,

“I think it’s a credit to our players on being picked fifth,” head coach MaChelle Josephsaid. “I think when you have one of the top-25 players in the country in Ty Marshall, I think a lot of people in the ACC understand what Ty brings to the table with 18 points and eight rebounds and top-five in steals. She plays on both ends of the court at a high level.”

While at media day, Coach Joseph, Marshall and Davis participated in a press conference as well filmed interviews with FOX Sports and the ACC Digital Network. Marshall sat down with Debbie Antonelli to film a special segment and break down some film. Marshall and Davis also enjoyed a photo booth that was set up for the student-athletes.

“This team, we are working really hard,” Marshall said. “We have a common goal of getting better and getting to the ACC championship and post season play.”

Marshall is Tech’s top-returner this season after averaging 18.1 ppg and 8.4 rpg in the 2012-13 season. Marshall was named to the 2013 Wade Watch list earlier this preseason. The Upper Marlboro, MD. Native was a 2013 honorable mention All-American, first team All-ACC selection and a member of the All-ACC Defensive Team.

Davis, a 6-2 guard, was a high school All-American. The Suwanee, Ga. native was ranked No. 1 overall by Peach State Basketball and JumpOffPlus.com and was the highest-ranked recruit in Georgia Tech history. She’s capture two state titles, one at Norcross in 2010 and one at Buford in 2011.

“Kaela has made her presence felt since day one,” Joseph said. “She’s very unselfish. She is a scorer. She has a scorer’s mentality. There’s no doubt about it. She can shoot the three. She can put it on the floor. She can post up. Offensively, she’s polished. I think that for any incoming freshman, their biggest challenge is on the defensive end, but Kaela’s experience in USA basketball and playing at the highest level have prepared her for the college game.”

Davis has won three gold medals on various USA Basketball teams and was the winner of the 3-point contest at the McDonald’s All-American game this year.

“At Georgia Tech, you get to experience basketball at its highest level,” Davis said. “That’s amazing in itself. I think the biggest difference from high school is the level of competition you see every single day. Every day is a push. It’s a lot of fun. To be able to compete with some of the best players in the country every day, you can’t ask for anything else.”

The Jackets host Clayton State in an exhibition game on Sunday at 2 p.m. before opening up the 2013-14 campaign on Friday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. against Coppin State at McCamish Pavilion.

For an inside look at the program, follow Georgia Tech women’s basketball on Twitter, @GTWBB, Instagram, GTWBB, and like the Yellow Jackets on Facebook, GTWomensBasketball.

Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason Poll
1. Duke (843 points, 39 first-place votes)
2. Notre Dame (794 points, 14 first-place votes)
3. Maryland (745 points, 3 first-place votes)
4. North Carolina (715 points, 1 first-place vote)
T5. Georgia Tech (527 points)
T5. Florida State (527 points)
7. Syracuse (517 points)
8. Virginia (470 points)
9. Miami (419 points)
10. NC State (363 points)
11. Boston College (304 points)
12. Wake Forest (263 points)
13. Virginia Tech (213 points)
14. Clemson (159 points)
15. Pittsburgh (102 points)

Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason All-ACC Team
Chelsea Gray, Sr., G, Duke
Tricia Liston, Sr., G, Duke
Elizabeth Williams, Jr., F/C, Duke
Tyaunna Marshall, Sr., G, Georgia Tech
Alyssa Thomas, Sr., F, Maryland
Natalie Achonwa, Sr., F, Notre Dame
Kayla McBride, Sr., G, Notre Dame
Xylina McDaniel, So., F, North Carolina
Ataira Franklin, Sr., G, Virginia
Chelsea Douglas, Sr., G, Wake Forest

Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason Player of the Year
Alyssa Thomas, Maryland

Blue Ribbon Panel Newcomer Watch List
Oderah Chidom, Fr., F, Duke
Kendall McCravey-Cooper, Fr., F/C, Duke
Kaela Davis, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
Lexie Brown, Fr., G, Maryland
Diamond DeShields, Fr., G, North Carolina
Taya Reimer, Fr. F, Notre Dame
**an extra member was added to the team due to a tie in voting

ACC Coaches Preseason Poll
1. Duke (220 points, 10 first place votes)
2. Notre Dame (211 points, 5 first place votes)
3. Maryland (195 points)
4. North Carolina (182 points)
5. Georgia Tech (146 points)
6. Florida State (137 points)
7. Syracuse (133 points)
8. Virginia (128 points)
9. Miami (103 points)
10. NC State (90 points)
11. Boston College (75 points)
12. Wake Forest (68 points)
13. Virginia Tech (58 points)
14. Clemson (34 points)
15. Pittsburgh (20 points)

Coaches Preseason All-ACC Team
Chelsea Gray, Sr., G, Duke
Tricia Liston, Sr., G, Duke
Elizabeth Williams, Jr., F/C, Duke
Tyaunna Marshall, Sr., G, Georgia Tech
Alyssa Thomas, Sr., F, Maryland
Jewell Loyd, So., G, Notre Dame
Kayla McBride, Sr., G, Notre Dame
Diamond DeShields, Fr., G, North Carolina
Xylina McDaniel, So., F, North Carolina
Ataira Franklin, Sr., G, Virginia

Coaches Preseason Player of the Year
Alyssa Thomas, Maryland

Coaches Newcomer Watch List
Oderah Chidom, Fr., F, Duke
Morgan Jones, Fr. G, Florida State
Kaela Davis, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
Diamond DeShields, Fr., G North Carolina
Taya Reimer, Fr., F, Notre Dame

–RamblinWreck.com–

RELATED HEADLINES

August 2, 2019 Tech Faces Texas A&M, Rice in Coqui Classic

Georgia Tech women’s basketball will play two games in Puerto Rico holiday tournament

Tech Faces Texas A&M, Rice in Coqui Classic
July 31, 2019 Berryhill Joins Tech as Player Development Coach

Yolanda Berryhill will work directly with the women’s basketball program

Berryhill Joins Tech as Player Development Coach
Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets