Jan. 19, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For the first time in her career, Florida State’s Jacinta Monroe has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 18.
Monroe, a 6-foot-4 junior from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., averaged a double-double this week with 14.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game in leading the Seminoles to a 2-0 record, including a 10-point win over No. 24 Georgia Tech Sunday night.
In that victory over the Yellow Jackets, Monroe nearly recorded a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and a staggering nine blocks. The nine blocks broke FSU’s single-game record (the previous record was eight by Brooke Wyckoff in 1997) and is the most of any ACC player this season. Prior to that game, Monroe’s 14 points and season-high 15 rebounds helped the Seminoles achieve head coach Sue Semrau’s first-ever win at NC State.
Monroe shot 52 percent from the field and 63 percent from the free-throw line and averaged 6.0 blocks in the two games.
Monroe has now scored in double figures in 16 games this season and is just 15 blocks shy of tying FSU’s all-time record in blocks (209) – a record also held by Wycoff. Her back-to-back double-doubles against NC State and Georgia Tech gives her six on the season and 14 in her career. She currently leads the Seminoles with 13.7 ppg, 7.8 rpg and 2.7 bpg while helping guide her team to a perfect 5-0 record in 2009 and a seven-game winning streak overall.
Monroe’s conference honors marks the second-straight week that a Seminole has been recognized by the ACC for stellar play. True freshman Cierra Bravard was named ACC Rookie of the Week last week.
Riding their seven-game winning streak, FSU will play next at Virginia on Friday at 7 p.m.