Release from Georgia Tech Athletics:
Georgia Tech women’s basketball senior Aaliyah Whiteside was tabbed as the Georgia Women’s College Player of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday.
“I am excited for Aaliyah to win this prestigious award,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “She has worked extremely hard to become a dominate player in the ACC. Aaliyah is our seventh player in seven years to win this award and we are very proud of what this type of recognition means to our program.”
This is the seventh straight year that a Yellow Jacket has won the award. A Tech student-athlete has claimed the honor in eight of the last nine years. Whiteside’s honor marks the eighth time a Jacket has been named the Georgia Women’s College Player of the Year under head coach MaChelle Joseph. Overall, 10 Yellow Jackets have been named the Georgia Women’s College Player of the Year a total of 11 times.
Whiteside was most recently was named First Team-All ACC by the ACC’s Blue Ribbon Panel. She has led the ACC in scoring the entire year. She is averaging 19.4 points per game which leads the league and is 38th in the NCAA. She also leads the ACC in scoring in conference games with 18.9 points per game. Whiteside has recorded an ACC-high 16 20+ point games. She scored 31 points on two separate occasions against NC State and Clemson. Whiteside has scored in double figures in 27 of 29 games this season and has led the Yellow Jackets on the offensive end in 19 games.