April 14, 2014
THE FLATS: The Georgia Tech senior Tyaunna Marshallwas selected 14th overall by the New York Liberty in the second round of the 2014 WNBA Draft held today at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.
“It’s just an unbelievable feeling,” Marshall said. “I’m just so thankful and happy that my biggest dream is finally coming true.”
Marshall is the eighth Georgia Tech player drafted and the sixth under head coach MaChelle Joseph.
“Ty Marshall will be a great player in the WNBA,” Joseph said. “Its exciting for Ty and our program for her to be drafted by the New York Liberty. I have been at Georgia Tech for 11 years and to have six players drafted in the WNBA is a huge honor for our program. I look forward to the next decade of Georgia Tech women’s basketball and what we will accomplish.”
Marshall is the fifth Yellow Jacket drafted in the second round of the WNBA Draft, joining Sonja Mallory (2003 – 24th overall pick), Kasha Terry (2006- 26th overall pick), Chioma Nnamaka (2008- 21st overall pick) and Brigitte Ardossi (2010 – 21st overall pick). Both Alex Montgomery (2011 – 10th overall pick) and Sasha Goodlett(2012- 11th overall pick) were chosen in the first round.
Marshall is the fourth Yellow Jacket to be drafted to the New York Liberty, joining Kisha Ford(1997), Mallory (2003), and Montgomery (2011).
Marshall rewrote the record book during her impressive career on the Flats. The Upper Marlboro, Md., native became the all-time leading scorer in school history and the first Jacket to score 2,000 points. She finished her career with 2,129 points and was named to the All-ACC First Team, ACC All-Defensive Team and the Georgia College Women’s Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club for the second consecutive year as a senior.
Marshall’s 2,129 career points ranks 17th on the ACC’s career points list. She ranks in the top 10 in Georgia Tech’s record book in points scored (1st, 2,129), steals (2nd, 282) and rebounds (4th, 850). This past season, Marshall set the school record for points scored in a single season by becoming the first Jacket to score at least 600 points in one season. Marshall finished her senior campaign with 609 points and averaged 19.6 points per game, 7.6 rebounds per game and 2.7 steals per game.