February 25, 2018 - by
Women’s Hoops Hosts Senior Day on Sunday


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Five Florida State seniors will be celebrated on Sunday prior to No. 9/12 FSU’s regular-season finale vs. Georgia Tech at 1 p.m. The contest will be televised on the ACC’s Regional Sports Networks, which includes FOX Sports Florida.

Point guard AJ Alix, shooting guard Imani Wright, center Chatrice White as well as fourth-year center Ama Degbeon and fourth-year forward Shakayla Thomas will be honored pre-game beginning at 12:41 p.m. FSU’s five seniors comprise the winningest senior class in program history with 108 victories, breaking the previous record of 106 wins held by the 2017 senior class.

Degbeon and Thomas have been with the Seminoles for all 108 wins, while Wright and White have been part of 51 FSU victories (does not include Wright’s redshirt season in 2015-16). For Alix, she has enjoyed 23 wins with the Seminoles all this season.

Florida State has the opportunity to enjoy a double-bye in the ACC Tournament for the fourth straight year with a win over Georgia Tech on Sunday. A win over the Yellow Jackets coupled with an NC State loss at Notre Dame would clinch the No. 3 seed for FSU. A win over Georgia Tech combined with an NC State upset over the Fighting Irish would clinch a No. 4 seed for the Seminoles.

A win over the Yellow Jackets would clinch FSU’s 12th ACC victory of the season, and would mark the fourth consecutive year FSU has won 75 percent or more of its conference games. Since the 2014-15 season, only Notre Dame, Louisville and FSU will have reached the 75 percent threshold or better in each ACC season if the Seminoles defeat the Yellow Jackets.

FSU senior forward Shakayla Thomas looks to leave a lasting impression in her final regular season home game in Tallahassee. The Sylacauga, Ala., native is the only Seminole ever to record three seasons with 200+ made field goals. She is second all-time at FSU in points (1,867), second in made field goals (809), 10th in rebounds (742) and tied for 11th in double-doubles (16).

• The Seminoles are looking for their first four-game win streak over the Yellow Jackets since winning five in a row from 2000 to 2001. FSU has not lost to Georgia Tech since falling 86-78 in Tallahassee on Feb. 27, 2014.
• Fourth-year senior center Ama Degbeon is producing her best season yet, climbing from 11.3 minutes last year to 26.6 and a starting spot this season. She averages 3.1 offensive boards per game, fifth-best in the ACC.
• Shakayla Thomas is averaging 20.7 points,7.3 rebounds and is shooting 62.2 percent (28-of-45) in three career games vs. Georgia Tech.
• FSU’s 82.1 points per game is 12th nationally and second in the ACC. The program record is the 1990-91 team’s 83.8 points per game, the only time an FSU team has averaged 80+ per game.

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