Feb. 10, 2014
THE FLATS –Senior guard Tyaunna Marshall has been named espnW’s National Player of the Week after having one of the most successful weeks of her career.
Marshall became Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer last week after leading the Yellow Jackets to its first win against a ranked opponent since 2012 by scoring 32 points against #13/11 North Carolina. Marshall entered the game against the Tar Heels needing just 32 points to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points that was set in 1997. Marshall hit the 32-point mark in the contest after sinking two foul shots with 4.3 seconds left to not only break the career scoring record, but secure the Jackets’ victory.
The Upper Marlboro, Md., native followed her record-breaking performance by scoring 24 points at Miami and setting a career-high in steals with seven. Marshall led the Jackets in every category in points (24), rebounds (9), assists (3) and steals (7) against the Hurricanes. Marshall’s 1,980 career points has her just 20 points shy of becoming the first Yellow Jacket to reach 2,000 career points and is in 23rd on the ACC career points list.
Marshall started off the memorable week by leading the Jackets to a road win at Pittsburgh, tallying 23 points and grabbing nine rebounds against the Panthers. She led the Jackets in scoring in all three wins this past week.
Marshall leads the Jackets in scoring, rebounding and steals, averaging 20.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 2.7 steals per game. She ranks second in the ACC in scoring, 10th in rebounding and second in steals, making her just one of two ACC players to rank in the top-10 in all three categories. Marshall also ranks in the top-10 in the Georgia Tech record book in points, rebounds and steals. Her 1,980 points has her in first while she is in eighth with 793 rebounds. Marshall has 261 steals, which puts her in fifth on the Yellow Jackets’ all-time steals list.
The espnW national player of the week is awarded every Monday of the women’s college basketball season and is voted on by national writers Charlie Creme, Graham Hays, Michelle Smith and Mechelle Voepel.
The Yellow Jackets host Virginia on Thursday at 7 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion for its Play for Kay game. All fans that wear pink will receive $2 admission to the game.