We’ve been raving about Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women’s basketball senior guard Tyaunna Marshall all season. The folks over at the Worldwide Leader have taken notice as well, and named Marshall espnW’s National Player of the Week after a huge week of play with the Lady Jackets.
Marshall moved to the top of the list of Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorers last week after leading the Yellow Jackets to their first win against a ranked opponent since 2012 against the #12 North Carolina Tar Heels. She entered the game against Carolina needing only 32 points to break Kisha Ford’s record of 1,955 points set back in 1997. The two foul shots Marshall hit with 4.3 seconds left not only gave her the points she needed to break the record, but also secured the Tech win.
It would only be fitting for Marshall to have a shot at an NCAA Tournament this season, as she is a huge reason the Lady Jackets are on the fringe of being able to get an invite.
Marshall leads the Jackets in scoring, rebounding and steals, averaging 20.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 2.7 steals per game. She ranks second in the ACC in scoring, 10th in rebounds and second in steals, making her just one of two ACC players to rank in the top-10 in all three categories (per RamblinWreck.com).
The espnW national player of the week is awarded every Monday of the women’s college basketball season and is voted on by national writers Charlie Creme, Graham Hays, Michelle Smith and Mechelle Voepel.
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