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Former Lady Panther a captain at Georgia Tech
Former Lady Panther Metra Walthour, a junior at Georgia Tech, was among the players selected as captains of the 2010-11 Yellow Jacket women’s basketball team. - photo by Courier file photo

Former Lady Panther Metra Walthour was one of three players selected as captains of the 2010-11 Yellow Jacket women’s basketball team, according to a story posted on ramblinwreck.con, Georgia Tech’s athletic website,

Along with Walthour, seniors Alex Montgomery and Deja Foster were also selected by their teammates and coaches on Nov. 11.

"Deja, Alex and Me-Me (Walthour) have shown tremendous leadership throughout their time on the Flats," Tech coach MaChelle Joseph said. "I have no doubt that these three outstanding student-athletes will lead this team and program to unprecedented heights."

Walthour saw action in all 33 games as a sophomore and earned a spot in the starting lineup during 20 contests. During her second season on the Flats, the Hinesville native dished out 91 assists, which registered as the fifth highest total for a sophomore at Tech.

Walthour, referred to as "Me-Me" by coaches and teammates, ended the year with a 1.3 assist/turnover ratio and pitched in 3.9 points per game and 1.3 rebounds per game as well.

"We’ve always had two leaders for a while in Deja and Alex," Walthour said. "With them being seniors, they can’t do it all by themselves. The junior class is the biggest class and we knew we needed to step up. Coach asked me to fill that role and I’m looking to do the best I can."

Walthour and her former Liberty teammate turned Yellow Jacket LaQuananisha Adams are currently in the U. S. Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam.

The girls lost the Jam opener against the Georgetown Hoyas 67-58 on Thursday night. They were scheduled to play a televised game against powerhouse Tennessee Friday at 8 p.m. and ended the tournament with a 5:45 p.m. game on Saturday against Missouri.

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