Nov. 26, 2001
ATLANTA — Georgia Tech senior forward Regina Tate has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week after earning MVP honors at the Atlanta Marriott NW Classic and leading the Yellow Jackets to their fourth-straight title in the tournament.
Tate continued her outstanding play in the young 2001-02 season, as she netted a career-high 25 points in Tech’s opening-round win over UNC Asheville. In that game, she sank 11 field goals and grabbed 12 rebounds, while shooting 11-for-14, .786 percent from the floor. In Tech’s championship win over Eastern Washington, the Columbus, Ga., native poured in 22 more points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 91-36 victory.
On the weekend, Tate connected on 22 of 31 field goals for a .710 field goal percentage. She now leads the ACC with three games of scoring 20 or more points, and also leads Georgia Tech with a rebounding average of 10.0 boards per contest. Her field goal percentage of .623 is tops for the Jackets, and she is Tech’s leader in steals with 10 in four games for an average of 2.5 per contest.
For Tate, this marks the first time that she has earned ACC Player of the Week honors. She and the rest of the Yellow Jackets will be back in action on Saturday, December 1, when they travel to Greenville, N.C., to compete in the U.S. Cellular Classic at East Carolina University. Tech will face Arkansas State in the first round at 2 p.m., with the winner playing the East Carolina vs. Southern victor in Sunday’s championship game 4 p.m.