Jenna Staiti has been named Miss Georgia Basketball by the Atlanta Tipoff Club, according to the West Forsyth athletic department.
“Congrats to (Jenna Staiti) who has been named Miss Georgia Basketball for 2015-16 season,” West head coach David May announced on Twitter.
The Atlanta Tipoff Club will present Staiti with her accolade at the Naismith Awards Banquet, Sunday, March 13, at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m.
The Naismith Awards, based out of Atlanta, honor excellence in basketball at the collegiate level and high school level. Miss Georgia Basketball has been awarded since 1985, and in recent years has included names like Asia Durr (St. Pius X, Louisville), Diamond DeShields (Norcross, Tennessee), and Maya Moore (Collins Hill, UConn).
Staiti, a 6-foot-5 senior, led West to its best season since opening in 2007. The Lady Wolverines finished with an overall record of 25-7 (16-2) and won the Region 6-AAAAAA tournament before advancing to the state semifinals, falling to defending champ McEachern 81-70 on Saturday.
Staiti was magnificent in the playoffs, scoring 35, 35, 35 and 51 points, respectively, in the team’s four contests. Against Cherokee in the quarterfinals she logged a triple-double with 10 rebounds and 10 blocks, and against McEachern she scored 30 of the team’s 41 first-half points.
Staiti signed with the University of Maryland in November to play under head coach Brenda Frese, along with South Forsyth wing Sarah Myers. Both were nominated but not selected to participate in the 2016 McDonald’s All-America game.