Monday, April 21, 2014 8:12 AM
Published on: Thursday, May 16, 2013
By Brandy L. Simms
Over the past three years, Upper Marlboro native Tyaunna Marshall has emerged as one of the top players in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Georgia Tech junior is also one of the league’s most accomplished players. Since making her collegiate debut in 2010, Marshall has been honored with a spot on the ACC All-Freshman Team and made the league’s All-Tournament First Team.
Marshall, a former standout at Elizabeth Seton, was also named to the Preseason Naismith Award Watch List and the Preseason Wooden Award Top 30.
USA Basketball announced last week that Marshall, a 5-foot-9 guard, was among a group of 31 players invited to try out for the USA Basketball Women’s World University Games team. The try outs are being held May 16-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“I always knew she had the potential to play on the national team,” said Monmouth assistant Jasmina Perazic who coached Marshall at Elizabeth Seton. “That’s what we were striving for.”
During her high school career, Marshall was a four-year varsity performer at the Bladensburg private school. She scored more than 1,500 points during her tenure and averaged 18.8 points and 11 rebounds per game as a senior.
Marshall finished her high school career by leading Elizabeth Seton to victories in both the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference tournament championship and City Title Game and was honored as the WCAC Player of the Year.
“She kind of had the total package,” recalled Perazic, “and I’m just really happy for her.”