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Monroe and Bravard Earn ACC Honors

March 3, 2009


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida State’s pair of 6-foot-4 post-players have been awarded for their stellar play this season.  A day after being named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second Team, junior forward Jacinta Monroe was named to the ACC All-Defensive Team while true freshman Cierra Bravard earned her first-career conference honor with an ACC All-Freshman Team selection, as announced Tuesday by conference officials.

Monroe, a 6-foot-4 post player from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., helped guide her team to the greatest regular season in program history as the Seminoles (24-6, 12-2 ACC) earned a share of the regular-season conference title for the first time ever. In addition to leading the team in scoring (13.5 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg), Monroe has averaged a team-best 2.5 blocks all season long.  She had eight double-doubles on the season and led FSU in scoring 13 times and in rebounding in 19 games.

She became the all-time blocks leader in program history this season with her 210th career swat in the win over Miami on Feb. 22 and with 76 blocks this season is just four shy of tying the FSU single-season record of 80.  Her nine blocks in the win over Georgia Tech this season set a new FSU record and is tops in the ACC for a single game this season.

Monroe’s recognition marks the sixth time in program history that a Seminole has been named to the ACC All-Defensive Team since the award was established in 2000. Monroe joins two-time honoree Brooke Wyckoff and three-time honoree Alicia Gladden as the only FSU players to ever garner the award.


Chante Black – Duke

Jacqua Williams – Georgia Tech

Jacinta Monroe – Florida State

Lele Hardy – Clemson

Jessica Breland – North Carolina



2000    Brooke Wyckoff

2001    Brooke Wyckoff

2005    Alicia Gladden

2006    Alicia Gladden

2007    Alicia Gladden

2009   Jacinta Monroe


As for Bravard, Tuesday’s placement on the ACC All-Freshman Team is in recognition for a season that has seen the Sandusky, Ohio native start 15 contests and play in all 30 games in her first season donning the garnet and gold.

Bravard is currently fourth on the team in scoring (9.8 ppg), second in blocks (0.9 bpg) and is third in rebounding (4.8 rpg). She is also first on the team in shooting percentage with a mark of 55.9 percent and is fifth on the team in free throw shooting at 66.4 percent.

Twice this season, Bravard earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors and achieved two double-doubles. Bravard finished the regular season scoring in all 30 ballgames and reached double figures in 12 of those contests.  She also grabbed eight or more rebounds five different times.

This is the eighth time that a Seminole player has been named to the ACC All-Freshman Team since FSU joined the ACC in 1992. Monroe was the last FSU player to earn the honor in 2007.



Lynetta Kizer – Maryland

Shenise Johnson – Miami

Cierra Bravard – Florida State

Bonae Holston – NC State

Chay Shegog – North Carolina



1992    Connie Robinson

1996    Latavia Coleman

1997    Brooke Wyckoff

1999    April Taylor

2004    Shante Williams

2006    Britany Miller

2007   Jacinta Monroe

2009   Cierra Bravard

Florida State will take a No. 2 seeding to this week’s ACC Tournament where the team will play Friday at 6 p.m. against the winner of Thursday’s Boston College-Miami match-up. FSU’s first game of the tournament can be seen online at

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