season. I’m really appreciative of this award, but it’s really a credit to my staff and players for all the hard work they’ve put in.”
Goodlett becomes the seventh Yellow Jacket to be named the State of Georgia College Player of the Year and the fourth in the last five years. The Bolton, Miss., native shot over 52 percent from the field, averaged 14.8 points per game and led Tech with 7.5 rebounds an outing. She has tallied eight double-doubles this year and led Georgia Tech in scoring and rebounding 16 times each.
Goodlett was named All-ACC Second Team following the regular season and ACC All-Tournament First Team after helping Tech to the ACC Championship Game.
“It’s exciting that Sasha has been named the State of Georgia College Player of the Year,” Joseph said. “I don’t think there is any doubt she has been the most dominant player in this state in college basketball this season. Sasha has made such a huge impact on this program, not only this year, but throughout her career.
“For her to end her career as an all-ACC performer and to lead her team to four straight NCAA tournaments, I think she’s very deserving of this award,” Joseph added. “It’s exciting for our program. Any time one of our players is recognized with an award as prestigious as this, it says a lot about the growth of our program and where we are compared to six or seven years ago. It’s a great award and very deserved by Sasha.”
The Yellow Jackets will begin the NCAA Tournament against the Northeast Conference champion Sacred Heart Pioneers at 2:50 p.m. Sunday on ESPN2 at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill, N.C.
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