April 25, 2012
Atlanta – The Georgia Tech women’s basketball team capped the best season in school history Wednesday night with its annual awards banquet.
Head Coach MaChelle Joseph and her staff presented the team with various awards throughout the evening for their accomplishments on the court. The Yellow Jackets also recognized and honored several individuals that made a significant impact off the court this season.
The 2011-12 Yellow Jackets won the most games in a single season with 26, won the most ACC games in a year with 12, won the most road games in one season with 10, advanced to the ACC championship game for only the second time in program history and earned a trip to the program’s first Sweet 16.
The senior class of LaQuananisha Adams, Mo Bennett, Sasha Goodlett, Chelsea Regins and Metra Walthour finished their career as the winningest class in Tech history with 95 overall wins. The five also won more ACC games, 37, than any other Yellow Jacket class and the quintuplet became the first class to win at least 70 percent of its games.
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Below is the complete list of award winners for the 2011-12 season:
Most Improved Player
Academic Excellence Award
The MaChelle Joseph Hard Work Award
This award goes to the women’s basketball player who has commendable work ethic and goes the extra mile in achieving team goals.
The Kentrina Wilson Perseverance and Courage Award
This award is given to the member of the Women’s Basketball program that exhibits courage during a time of adversity and perseveres through hardship.
The Alex Stewart Loyalty Award
This award is given to the women’s basketball player that is most loyal to her teammates and coaching staff both on and off the court. This person is also very coachable and is an extension of the coaching staff in every situation.
The Cheryl Lowry Award for Service
This award is given to a member of the women’s basketball program that has gone above and beyond the call of duty this season. We appreciate all the effort you have put into making this season successful.
Sixth Man of the Year
Tom and Polly Sapitowicz