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Duke’s McCrory heads All-ACC Academic Swimming & Diving Team

Duke senior Nick McCrory has been named the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the 2014 All-ACC Academic Men’s Swimming & Diving Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

A religion major from Chapel Hill

Nick McCrory.

Nick McCrory.

, McCrory won his fourth individual national championship in the platform dive discipline at the 2014 NCAA Championships, becoming the first to accomplish the feat in that event. In addition, McCrory earned All-America status on the one-meter board. McCrory completes his career as an 11-time All-American and a record 10 gold medals in ACC Championship competition.

Each of the ACC’s 11 schools that sponsor men’s swimming and diving are represented on the All-Academic Team, led by Virginia Tech with nine student-athletes. Virginia and Notre Dame have six apiece, while North Carolina has five, NC State has four and Georgia Tech has three. Duke and Florida State each had two, followed by Pitt, Miami and Boston College with one honoree.

Virginia Tech’s Ryan Hawkins and Nick Tremols, along with Florida State’s Tom Neubacher, NC State’s Jonathan Boffa and Virginia’s Taylor Grey, were named to the league’s academic team for the fourth time in their careers.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

Sean Murphy
Sr.
Finance & Info Systems
Boston College

Nick McCrory #
Sr.
Religion
Duke

Hunter Knight
Sr.
Psychology
Duke

Tom Neubacher %
Sr.
Sport Management
Florida State

Jason McCormick
Fr.
Business
Florida State

Andrew Kosic #
Jr.
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Tech

Nico van Duijn #
Jr.
Electrical Engineering
Georgia Tech

Mats Westergren
So.
Business Administration
Georgia Tech

Zach Nees
Sr.
Computer Science
Miami

Jack Nyquist
Fr.
Undecided
North Carolina

Patrick Myers #
Jr.
Business
North Carolina

Brad Dillon @
Sr.
Economics
North Carolina

Sam Lewis
So.
Mathematics
North Carolina

Dominick Glavich @
Jr.
Child Development & Family Studies
North Carolina

Jonathan Boffa %
Sr.
Graphic Design
NC State

Andreas Schiellerup
Fr.
Biological Sciences
NC State

Derek Hren
Fr.
Nutrition Sciences
NC State

Adam Linker
Fr.
Engineering
NC State

Joe Coumos
Fr.
Undeclared
Notre Dame

Colin Babcock
Sr.
Information Technology Management
Notre Dame

Zach Stephens
Jr.
Marketing
Notre Dame

Matthew Buerger
So.
Science-Business
Notre Dame

Kevin Hughes
Jr.
Accountancy
Notre Dame

Cameron Miller
Jr.
Science-Business
Notre Dame

Jon Lierley
Jr.
Finance
Pitt

Nathan Hart @
Sr.
Electrical Engineering
Virginia

Luke Papendick @
So.
Undeclared
Virginia

Yannick Kaeser
So.
Undeclared
Virginia

Jack Murfee @
Sr.
English
Virginia

David Ingraham
Jr.
Commerce
Virginia

Taylor Grey %
Sr.
Environmental Science
Virginia

Ryan Hawkins %
Sr.
Architecture
Virginia Tech

TJ Shinholser
Fr.
Business
Virginia Tech

Morgan Latimer @
Jr.
History
Virginia Tech

Harrison Cefalo
Jr.
Electrical Engineering
Virginia Tech

Brandon Fiala
Fr.
Finance
Virginia Tech

Robert Owen
Fr.
University Studies
Virginia Tech

Kyle Butts #
Jr.
Finance
Virginia Tech

Nick Tremols %
Sr.
Communications
Virginia Tech

CJ Fiala
Jr.
Communications
Virginia Tech

@ denotes two-time honoree

# denotes three-time honoree

% denotes four-time honoree

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Duke wilts at the end, ousted from NCAA tourney

dukelogoDuke, a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament, fell to Mercer, a No. 14 seed, as the Blue Devils once again wilted at the end of a game – except this time it proved to be the end of the season as the Blue Devils fell 78-71.

Mercer, an experienced team with seven seniors, outscored Duke, a talented but young team, 20-8 down the stretch. The Blue Devils, relying heavily on the three-point shot went cold in the second half.

Duke led by five points with four and a half minutes to go before Mercer went on an 11-0 run to go up 69-63 and never looked back.

The Blue Devils were playing what should have been a home-game atmosphere just a few miles from Durham but it was the Mercer Bears that most in the PNC Arena in Raleigh were supporting.

Duke led by as many as seven points in the first half but took only a 35-34 lead into the locker room. The lead went back and forth over the first 10 minutes of the second half.

With the score tied at 51, Duke went on a modest 12-7 run to go up 63-58 with just five minutes left. That’s when Mercer outscored Duke 11-0 over the next four minutes to go up 69-63. During the stretch, the Devils turned the ball over twice and missed three three-point shots.

For the game, Duke actually shot better from beyond the arc (15 threes, 40.5 percent) than it did from the floor (35.5 percent).

Five players scored in double figures for Mercer. Duke was led by Quinn Cook’s 23 points while Rasheed Sulaimon added 20. Freshman Jabari Parker scored 14 but he missed 10 of 14 shots from the field, including going 0 from 3 from the three-point line.

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UVA’s Mitchell may be confused about where he is but he handles Parker

Akil Mitchell.

Akil Mitchell.

Virginia’s Akil Mitchell held Duke’s Jabari Parker to five of 17 shooting in the Cavs’ 72-63 victory in the ACC Tournament Finals.

Parker was four of seven when covered by other Cavaliers. While Parker got his points, it took a lot of shots to do so.

Perhaps not realizing that Parker was second in ACC Player of the Year voting, Mitchell said Parker is “going to be a hell of a player.” Well, yeah, most think he already is.

The Cavaliers may get an NCAA seeding to play in Raleigh but an obviously confused Mitchell thought he already was in Raleigh.

When asked about the crowd support in the championship game, Mitchell said “It’s like we’re back in Charlottesville. To play Duke here in Raleigh you’d never imagine this. Being from North Carolina, being from Charlotte, this means everything to me.”

Ok, maybe he was just so excited that he didn’t know what he said or else he’s looking forward to the prospects of playing in Raleigh in the NCAA tournament. Fan support won’t be as great as it was in Greensboro for the ACC tournament – unless they’re playing Duke again.

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Cavs stop Devils to win first ACC title since ’76

virginialogoNo. 1 seed Virginia captured its first ACC title since 1976 after outscoring Duke 21-12 in the last six and a half minutes of the tournament finals to win 72-63.

Duke wilted at the end of several games this season – the most notable being the last five minutes in a loss at Wake Forest but this one hurt more of course.

Just as the Devils were struggling, UVA’s Joe Harris, the tourney MVP, stepped up. He started the run with the score tied at 47 with fewer than eight minutes to go as he drove from midcourt for a score. He ended the run with a big three with less than two minutes to go that put the Cavaliers up 64-57.

Harris finished with 15 points but it was Malcolm Brogdon who led Virginia with 23 points.

As during the regular season, it was defense that carried the Cavs however as they held the Blue Devils to 38 percent shooting from the floor and outrebounded the Devils 36-28. UVA’s Akil Mitchell led all players with 15 boards.

The Cavs, also regular season champs, improved to 28-6 – their best record in 31 years.

“Boy did the guys lay it out on the floor,” UVA coach Tony Bennett said. “That was as hard fought a game as we can play.”

He said the game plan was to be physical and take it at them. Bennett said the offense was patient and the Cavs avoided speeding up. He said his team made some good plays down the stretch either because of his team’s depth or Duke getting a little tired.

For more on the game, please click here.

2014 All-ACC TOURNAMENT TEAM
First team
Joe Harris, Virginia (MVP)
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
Jabari Parker, Duke
T.J. Warren, NC State
Talib Zanna, Pitt

Second team
Anthony Gill, Virginia
Akil Mitchell, Virginia
Rodney Hood, Duke
Amile Jefferson, Duke
Lamar Patterson, Pitt

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Duke, NC State news conferences: Coach K plugs Pack

Coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Following Duke’s 75-67 victory over North Carolina State in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinal, Blue Devil coach Mike Mike Krzyzewski put in plug for the Wolfpack. “This team we played today is really good. I think Mark’s done a fabulous job with this team. And again, you watch Warren. Do any of those kids look jealous? None. I mean, they got it going. They’re a tough out, man. They’re a tough out. They’d be a tough out. I wouldn’t want to play them in the NCAA Tournament.”

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Duke escapes against Clemson

Rodney Hood.

Rodney Hood.

Clemson came from 13 points down in the second half to take the lead with nine seconds left but Duke’s Rodney Hood drew a foul with less than four seconds left, hit both free throws and the Blue Devils survived with a 63-62 win in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament.

Duke shot only 40 percent compared to 51 percent for Clemson but the Devils outrebounded the Tigers 34-25 and turned the ball over six times.

Jabari Parker led Duke with 18 points hitting all six of his free throws but hitting only six of 17 from the field. Hood contributed 16 points while Rasheed Sulaimon added 14.

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Warren beats out Parker for ACC player of the year; UVA coach honored

TJ Warren.

TJ Warren.

NC State sophomore T.J. Warren has been chosen as the 2013-14 Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Year, as announced today by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

Warren was the choice of 48 members casting ballots. The Durham, N.C., native finished ahead of Duke freshman Jabari Parker, who placed second with 25 votes.

Parker was voted the ACC Freshman of the Year, while Virginia’s Tony Bennett received ACC Coach of the Year honors and Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels was voted the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

NC State’s Warren leads the ACC in scoring at 24.8 points per game and in field goal percentage at .532. The 6-foot-8 forward closed the regular season with back-to-back scoring games of 41 and 42 points in wins over Pitt and Boston College. Warren has scored at least 20 points in 26 of the 30 games in which he played, and has scored more than 30 points on nine occasions.

Warren is on pace to join Clemson’s Horace Grant (1987) and Wake Forest’s Tim Duncan (1997) as only the third player in ACC history to lead the conference in both scoring and field goal percentage. He ranks third nationally in scoring, and his 9.8 field goals made per game ranks first.

Warren also ranks eighth among ACC rebounders with 7.1 per game – including an ACC-high 3.17 offensive rebounds per game – and is eighth in minutes played at 34.9 per game.

This marks the eighth time that an NC State student-athlete has been honored as the ACC Basketball Player of the Year. Warren joins Ronnie Shavlik (1956), Lou Pucillo (1959), three-time winner David Thompson (1973-75), Rodney Monroe (1991) and Julius Hodge (2004).

Duke’s Parker, who was named the ACC Rookie of the Week a record-tying 10 times during the regular season, ranks second in the ACC in scoring at 19.2 points per game and leads in rebounding at 9.0 per contest. The Chicago native leads the ACC with 14 double-doubles on the season and will take a 15-game double-figure scoring streak into this week’s ACC Tournament.

Parker received 72 of a possible 77 votes, with fellow Wooden Watch Award finalist Tyler Ennis receiving four. Parker becomes the seventh Duke Freshman of the Year honoree, joining Jim Spanarkel (1976), Mike Gminski (1977), Gene Banks (1978), Chris Duhon (2001), Kyle Singler (2008) and Austin Rivers (2012).

Bennett led Virginia to a 25-6 overall record and a 16-2 ACC finish that produced the program’s first outright regular-season conference title since 1981. The Cavaliers, who were picked to finish fourth in the preseason by media in attendance at the ACC’s Operation Basketball, tied the conference record for league wins in a season and will head to this week’s ACC Tournament in Greensboro as the No. 1 seed.

Bennett’s Virginia team has allowed an ACC-low 55.4 points per game and opponents to shoot a collective .384 percent. Virginia’s 13 consecutive wins from January 18 through March 1 represented the school’s longest streak since 1981. Bennett was the choice of 68 ACSMA voters as the ACC Coach of the Year. North Carolina’s Roy Williams was second with six votes.

Virginia claimed ACC Coach of the Year honors for the fifth time. Bill Gibson received the award in 1972, followed by Terry Holland in 1981 and 1982, and Dave Leitao in 2007.

Clemson’s McDaniels was voted the ACC Defensive Player of the Year after leading the ACC in blocked shots during the regular season (2.8) per game. The leading vote-getter on both the ACSMA and the Coaches’ All-ACC Defensive Teams announced on Monday, the Birmingham, Ala., native also leads the Tigers in steals with 1.2 per game.

McDaniels was named on 39 ballots for ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Virginia’s Akil Mitchell was next with 21.

Compare the All-ACC team to CapitalSportsNC’s Cliff Barnes’ ballot by clicking here. In short, he also chose Warren as player of the year, Bennett as coach of the year and Parker as rookie of the year.

ACSMA 2013-14 ACC Player of the Year Voting
T.J. Warren, So., NC State (48)
Jabari Parker, Fr., Duke (25)
Marcus Paige, So., North Carolina (2)
C.J. Fair, Sr., Syracuse (1)
K.J. McDaniels, Jr., Clemson (1)

ACSMA 2013-14 ACC Freshman of the Year Voting
Jabari Parker, Duke (72)
Tyler Ennis, Syracuse (4)
London Perrantes, Virginia (1)

ACSMA 2013-14 Coach of the Year Voting
Tony Bennett, Virginia (68)
Roy Williams, North Carolina (6)
Jamie Dixon, Pitt (1)
Brad Brownell, Clemson (1)
Jim Larrañaga, Miami (1)

ACSMA 2013-14 Defensive Player of the Year Voting
K.J. McDaniels, Jr., Clemson (39)
Akil Mitchell, Sr., Virginia (21)
Daniel Miller, Sr., Georgia Tech (5)
Jabari Parker, Fr., Duke (4)
Tyler Ennis, Fr., Syracuse (3)
T.J. Warren, So., NC State (1)
Cameron Wright, Jr., Pitt (1)
Devin Thomas, So., Wake Forest (1)
Justin Anderson, So., Virginia (1)
Marcus Paige, So., North Carolina (1)

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ACC basketball Legends Brunch to be held Saturday

acclegendsThe Atlantic Coast Conference will host the annual ACC Men’s Basketball Legends Brunch on Saturday, March 15 at the Sheraton Four Seasons in Greensboro, N.C. The signature event recognizes standouts from each of the ACC’s 15 schools who have contributed to the league’s rich tradition. The 2014 ACC Men’s Basketball Legends will also be honored during a ceremony at halftime of the first semifinal game on Saturday, March 15 at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The event will embody the true spirit of ACC Men’s Basketball and will offer attendees the opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in men’s basketball. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will conclude with a short autograph session with the Legends.

The hosts for the brunch will be Mike Hogewood, Raycom Sports play by play announcer and host of ACC Basketball Today, and Tim Brant, the Vice President and Director of Sports for ABC 7/WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

The league’s website, theACC.com, will highlight the class of 2014 ACC Men’s Basketball Legends. More information can be found at theACC.com/legends.

ACC Men’s Basketball Legends Brunch event tickets are still available but are selling quickly. To purchase event tickets, tables or for more information please visit http://theacc.co/MBB14legendstix.

Included in this year’s class are two members of the ACC’s 50th Anniversary basketball team, nine former All-Americas, seven former All-ACC selections, eight former first-round NBA Draft selections, three players who led their teams to four ACC Championships and players who led their teams to an NCAA title and one NIT Championship. Below is a complete list of this year’s Legends:

Jack MaGee, Boston College
Wayne “Tree” Rollins, Clemson
Gene Banks, Duke
Al Thornton, Florida State
Travis Best, Georgia Tech
John Lucas, Maryland
Steve Edwards, Miami
Eric Montross, North Carolina
Julius Hodge, NC State
Pat Garrity, Notre Dame
Don Hennon, Pitt
Dave Bing, Syracuse
Terry Holland, Virginia
Bobby Stevens, Virginia Tech
Sam Ivy, Wake Forest

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Parker, Warren unanimous choices for All-ACC team

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Duke freshman Jabari Parker and NC State sophomore T.J . Warren lead the 2013-14 All-ACC Basketball Team, as voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

Parker and Warren are joined on the first team by North Carolina sophomore guard Marcus Paige, Syracuse senior C.J. Fair and Clemson forward K.J. McDaniels.

Duke’s Parker, a 6-foot-8 forward from Chicago, ranks second among ACC scorers at 19.2 points per game and first in rebounding at 9.0 per contest. Parker carries a 15-game double figure scoring streak into this week’s ACC Tournament, and his 14 “double doubles” in points/rebounds lead the conference. His 16 games this season with 20 or more points ties for second-most in ACC history.

NC State’s Warren leads the ACC in scoring at 24.8 points per game and in field goal percentage at .532. The 6-foot-8 forward from Durham, N.C., closed the regular season with back-to-back scoring games of 41 and 42 points in wins over Pitt and Boston College. Warren scored at least 20 points in 26 of the 30 games in which he played, and scored more than 30 points on nine occasions.

North Carolina’s Paige is the only ACC player to rank among the conference’s top six in scoring (17.1 ppg) and in assists (4.5). The 6-foot-1 native of Marion, Iowa, has scored 30 plus points twice this season – 32 against Louisville and 35 at NC State – and 20 or more points 10 times. He ranks second in the ACC in free-throw percentage at

Syracuse’s Fair leads the Orange and ranks seventh among ACC scorers at 16.9 points per game while pulling down 6.2 rebounds per contest. The 6-foot-8 forward from Baltimore, Md., finished the regular season strong with a combined 50 points and 16 rebounds in games against Georgia Tech and Florida State. Fair ranks ninth in the ACC in field goal percentage (.441) and second in minutes played (37.8).

Clemson’s McDaniels leads the ACC in blocked shots at 2.8 per game while ranking fifth in scoring (17.2 ppg) and seventh in rebounding (7.1 rpg). The 6-foot-6 forward from Birmingham, Ala., is bidding to become just the second player in ACC history to lead his team in points, rebounds, 3-point field goals, blocks and steals.

Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon (12.6 ppg, ACC-leading .893 free-throw percentage), Pitt’s Lamar Patterson (17.6 ppg, 4.5 apg), Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis (12.4 ppg, ACC-leading 5.5 assist per game), Duke’s Rodney Hood (16.5 ppg, second in the ACC in 3-point shooting at .425 percent) and North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo (14.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg) were voted to the second team.

Boston College’s Olivier Hanlan (third in the ACC at 18.6 ppg) was the leading vote-getter on the third team. Hanlan is joined by Virginia’s Joe Harris (11.4 ppg), Miami’s Rion Brown (15.4 ppg), Maryland’s Dez Wells (14.8 ppg) and Georgia Tech’s Daniel Miller 7.9 rpg, 2.5 blocked shots per game).

Compare the All-ACC team to CapitalSportsNC’s Cliff Barnes’ ballot by clicking here. His first and second teams were exactly the same as the final tally while two of his third team players were named while another was chosen as an honorable mention.

ACSMA All-ACC Team

(First place votes in parenthesis, followed by total points)

First team

Jabari Parker, Fr.. Duke (77) 231
T.J. Warren, So., NC State (77), 231
Marcus Paige, So., North Carolina (69) 223
C.J. Fair, Sr., Syracuse (47) 200
K.J. McDaniels, Jr. Clemson (46) 199

Second Team

Malcolm Brogdon, So., Virginia (35) 170
Lamar Patterson, Sr. Pitt (10) 158
Tyler Ennis, Fr., Syracuse (13) 156
Rodney Hood, Jr., Duke (4) 148
James Michael McAdoo, Jr., North Carolina (2) 103

Third Team

Olivier Hanlan, So., Boston College (3) 101
Joe Harris, Sr., Virginia (1) 79
Rion Brown, Sr., Miami 52
Dez Wells, Jr., Maryland 45
Daniel Miller, Sr., Georgia Tech 34

Honorable Mention

(10 points or more)

Eric Atkins, Sr., Notre Dame 30
Talib Zanna, Sr., Pitt 28
Aaron Thomas, So., Florida State 27
Akil Mitchell, Sr., Virginia 17
Jerami Grant,So. Syracuse 15
Ryan Anderson, Jr., Boston College 10

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Duke women boast three All-ACC team selections

Tricia Liston.

Tricia Liston.

ACC Champion Notre Dame and ACC Tournament runner-up Duke led the way with three total selections each on the 2013-14 All-ACC Women’s Basketball Team as chosen by the league’s 15 head coaches.

An All-ACC First Team, Second Team, Freshman Team and Defensive Team were voted on by the league’s 15 head coaches. The All-ACC First Team and Freshman Teams mirror that of the Blue Ribbon Panel All-ACC selections, which were announced on March 4.

The Fighting Irish’s guard tandem of sophomore Jewell Loyd and senior Kayla McBride earned first team honors, while senior forward Natalie Achonwa earned second team accolades. Blue Devils’ senior guard Tricia Liston and junior center/forward Elizabeth Williams were selected to the first team, while sophomore guard Alexis Jones earned second team honors.

Three first-team players from last season are repeat selections this year in Alyssa Thomas of Maryland, Duke’s Williams and Georgia Tech senior Tyaunna Marshall. Duke’s Liston and Florida State’s Natasha Howard, both second-team selections on the coaches team, in 2013, were named to this year’s All-ACC First Team.

Rounding out the 10-member first team are North Carolina freshman Diamond DeShields, NC State senior Markeisha Gatling and Wake Forest junior Dearica Hamby.

Joining Notre Dame’s Achonwa and Duke’s Jones on the second team are Georgia Tech freshman Kaela Davis, Syracuse sophomore Brittney Sykes and Virginia Tech senior Uju Ugoka.

Loyd, the ACC Tournament’s Most Valuable Player, leads Notre Dame in scoring at 18.5 points per game, while McBride averages 17.5 points per game while shooting 87.4 percent from the foul line and is handing out 3.8 assists per contests.

Wake Forest’s Hamby finished the season leading the ACC in both scoring (22.0 ppg) and in rebounding (11.0). Maryland’s Thomas ranks fourth among ACC scorers at 18.9 points per game and is just behind Hamby among leading rebounders at 10.8.

Duke’s Williams, who was also named the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year for the third straight season, is scoring at a 14.0 ppg clip while pulling down 7.5 rebounds per game and leading all shot blockers with 3.0 per outing. Liston leads the Blue Devils in scoring at 17.3 points per game while shooting an ACC-leading 48.3 percent from 3-point range (83-of-172).

Florida State’s Howard’s 21.2 points per game ranks second in the conference, and she is fourth in rebounding at 9.2 per game. Georgia Tech’s Marshall is third in scoring at 19.6 ppg and leads the league in steals at 2.7 per contest. Both Howard and Marshall were also selected to the All-ACC Defensive Team for the second time in their careers.

North Carolina’s DeShields emerged as an immediate contributor for the Tar Heels, scoring 18.0 points per game. NC State’s Gatling leads the ACC in field goal percentage at 67.6 percent while scoring 17.6 points per game.

Notre Dame’s Achonwa earned second team honors after averaging 14.1 points per game and grabbing 7.4 rebounds per contest. Prior to a season-ending knee injury, Duke’s Jones averaged 13.1 points and 5.3 assists per game, which is the second-best average in the league. Georgia Tech’s Davis is fifth in the ACC in scoring (18.6 ppg) and ranks fourth in made 3-point shots (83).

Syracuse’s Sykes averages 16.7 ppg while shooting 51.0 percent from the floor. Virginia Tech’s Ugoka ranks eighth among ACC scorers at 18.4 ppg and third among rebounders with 9.6 per contest.

UNC’s DeShields and Georgia Tech’s Davis were also voted to Head Coaches ACC All-Freshman team announced on Monday. They are joined by Maryland’s Lexie Brown, North Carolina’s Allisha Gray and Miami’s Adrienne Motley.

Brown played a key role in the Terrapins’ backcourt her freshman year, ranking fourth among all ACC players in assists with 4.3 per game and ranking second in assist/turnover ratio at 2.1. UNC’s Gray averages 14.4 ppg and ranks third in ACC 3-point shooting at 42.3 percent. Miami’s Motley leads the Hurricanes in scoring at 10.9 ppg and in assists at 2.6 per contest.

Joining Williams, Howard and Marshall on the All-ACC Defensive Team were Notre Dame’s Loyd and Virginia’s Lexie Gerson. Gerson led Virginia and ranked second in the ACC with 2.6 steals per game.

The ACC Player, Rookie and Coach of the Year as selected by the league’s head coaches will be announced on Tuesday, March 11.

First Team All-ACC

Diamond DeShields, Fr., G, North Carolina
Markeisha Gatling, Sr., C, NC State
Dearica Hamby, Jr., F, Wake Forest
Natasha Howard, Sr., F, Florida State
Tricia Liston, Sr., G, Duke
Jewell Loyd, So., G, Notre Dame
Tyaunna Marshall, Sr., G, Georgia Tech
Kayla McBride, Sr., G, Notre Dame
Alyssa Thomas, Sr., F, Maryland
Elizabeth Williams, Jr., C/F, Duke

Second Team All-ACC

Natalie Achonwa, Sr., F, Notre Dame
Kaela Davis, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
Alexis Jones, So., G, Duke
Brittney Sykes, So., G, Syracuse
Uju Ugoka, Sr., F, Virginia Tech

Head Coaches Honors – All-Defensive Team

Lexie Gerson, R-Sr., G, Virginia
Natasha Howard, Sr., F, Florida State
Jewell Loyd, So., G, Notre Dame
Tyuanna Marshall, Sr., G, Georgia Tech
Elizabeth Williams, Jr., C/F, Duke