May 11, 2007
ATLANTA – The 2007-08 season is a long way away, but that did not stop the All Star Girls Report staff from ranking the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team 19th in their preseason Fab 40 list.
The Jackets, led by head coach MaChelle Joseph, are one of five Atlantic Coast Conference teams ranked in the top 25 with Tech picked to finish fourth in the conference behind Maryland, Duke and North Carolina and in front of Florida State.
Although Tech has lost two key contributors from last season’s record-setting team, the Jackets will return four starters beginning with rising seniors Janie Mitchell and Chioma Nnamaka, the second and third leading scorers respectively. Jacqua Williams continued to develop on the defensive side of the ball as a sophomore, breaking the school record in steals with 95. Brigitte Ardossi, a forward from Melbourne, Australia, became the first Tech freshman to start a game in over two years.
Tech also adds the 12th-ranked recruiting class in the nation to its dynamic squad. Top 20 talents Alex Montgomery and Iasia Hemingway headline an impressive class that includes Deja Foster, Simone Trice, Shaday Woolcock, and sophomore transfer Amy Horton, who came to the Jackets from UCLA.
The Yellow Jackets will have their 2007-08 finalized in late August, and are scheduled to begin play in November.