April 7, 2013
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball junior Tyaunna Marshall was named honorable mention Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-American on Saturday at the Women’s Final Four in New Orleans.
It is another award in a long list for the Yellow Jacket this year as she was previously named All-ACC first team, ACC All-Defensive Team, WBCA All-Region and Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America.
Marshall is the fifth Georgia Tech player to earn recognition from the coaches association. Joyce Pierce (1993), Kisha Ford (1997), Sonja Mallory (2003) and Alex Montgomery (2011) all previously earned honorable mention All-America honors.
“I am very happy and proud of Ty and all she accomplished this season,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “She is very deserving of the national recognition she has earned.”
Marshall was named to the All-ACC first team and ACC All-Defensive team after averaging 18.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.6 steals in 30 games for the Yellow Jackets in 2012-13.
The Upper Marlboro, Md., native ranks second in the conference in scoring (18.1 ppg), seventh in rebounding (8.4 rpg) and third in steals (2.6 spg). She is the only ACC player to rank in the conference’s top 10 in all three categories, the second straight season she has ranked in the league’s top 10 in all three categories.
Marshall’s 37 points in a comeback win over Miami at McCamish Pavilion Feb. 24 were the most points scored by an ACC player this season. She finished the year with nine double-doubles, 10 games with at least 20 points and double-digit points in 28 of 30 games. Marshall was named ACC Player of the Week three times, which tied for the most in the conference.
In nine games against ranked opponents this year, Marshall averaged 18.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.4 steals. Her 542 points are the fourth-most in a single season by a player in Tech history and she climbed from outside the top 25 to eighth on the Yellow Jackets’ all-time scoring list with 1,520 career points. Marshall also became just the fifth Jacket to score at least 1,500 points and grab at least 600 rebounds during her career on the Flats.
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