May 9, 2013
THE FLATS – Rising Georgia Tech women’s basketball senior Tyaunna Marshall has been invited to the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team trials May 16-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 2013 World University Games will be held July 8-15 in Kazan, Russia.
Marshall is one of 31 invitees who will try to make the 12-member team, which is expected to be announced on the morning of May 19. The Upper Marlboro, Md., native was also invited to the 2011 U19 trials.
“I am very excited that Ty is getting the opportunity to participate in USA Basketball trials,” Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “She has had a phenomenal career at Georgia Tech and is one of the top players in the ACC and the country.”
Marshall capped her junior campaign in the Gold and White with first team All-ACC, All-ACC defensive team, and Associated Press and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association honorable mention All-America honors.
Marshall will enter her senior season with 1,520 points, 615 rebounds and 198 steals. She ranks eighth all-time on the Yellow Jackets’ career scoring list and is ninth on the all-time steals list. Marshall is just one of five Tech women all-time to score more than 1,500 points and grab at least 600 boards. She has scored at least 20 points 24 times in her career and has tallied double digit points in 82 of 100 career outings.
In 2012-13, she was a three-time ACC Player of the Week honoree, which tied for the most in the conference. Marshall finished the season as the only player in the conference to rank in the league’s top 10 in scoring (2nd, 18.1 ppg), rebounding (7th, 8.4 rpg) and steals (3rd, 2.6 spg). Her 37-point outburst against Miami on Georgia Tech’s Senior Day was the most points scored by an ACC player this season. Marshall scored in double figures in 28 of Tech’s 30 games and finished with nine double-doubles.
The USA team has been placed in Group B for the 2013 World University Games and will open at 12:30 p.m. (EDT) on July 8 against Belarus, followed by Czech Republic at 12:30 p.m. (EDT) on July 9 and its final preliminary-round opponent, Brazil, at 4:30 a.m. (EDT) on July 10. Following the preliminary round, the first and second placed teams in each of the four pools will advance to the medal quarterfinals to compete for 1st-8th places, while the remaining teams will compete for 9th-24th places. The quarterfinals will be played on July 12, with the semifinals on July 13 and the gold medal game on July 15.
The 2013 World University Games women’s basketball competition will be held July 8-15 in Kazan, Russia. Organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and held every other year, the World University Games is a multi-sport competition open to men and women who are between the ages of 17 and 24 (born 01/01/89 through 12/31/95). The USA Basketball women’s team will be comprised of U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled in college and have remaining eligibility.
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