March 1, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. –
After finishing with a second-straight share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season title a pair of Seminoles garnered all-league honors Monday afternoon as senior forward Jacinta Monroe was named to the first team and junior guard Courtney Ward was picked for the second team.
The award was the second straight for Monroe who was named to the second tem a year ago. Monroe becomes the first Seminole to earn first team honors since Roneeka Hodges was tabbed for the first team at the end of the 2005 season.
Monroe is averaging a team-high 13.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., native ranks ninth in scoring (13.4) in ACC games and second in rebounding (8.2 rpg). Her 51.1 field goal percentage in conference games ranks among the top five in the ACC.
Ward, fresh off her first ACC Player of the Week honor, was picked for the second team after averaging 11.0 points and a league-best 5.6 assists per game. Ward ranks second on the team in scoring and among the top 15 in the league as the junior guard came on late in the season.
The Montgomery, Ala., native dished out 169 assists in the regular season, the third-most in school history and currently ranks 15th in the country with her 5.6 per game average.
The Seminoles will open up ACC Tournament play on Friday at 6 p.m. in the Greensboro Coliseum when they take on the winner of the 7 vs. 10 matchup between Boston College and Virginia Tech. Tip is set for 6 p.m.
2010 All-ACC Women’s Basketball
Carolyn Swords, Jr., C Boston College
Jasmine Thomas, Jr., G Duke
Jacinta Monroe, Sr., F Florida State
Shenise Johnson, So., F Miami
Monica Wright, Sr., G * Virginia
Lele Hardy, Sr., G/F Clemson
Courtney Ward, Jr., G Florida State
Brigitte Ardossi, Sr., F Georgia Tech
Riquna Williams, So., G Miami
Italee Lucas, Jr., F North Carolina
Joy Cheek, Sr., F Duke
Alex Montgomery, Jr., Georgia Tech
Lynetta Kizer, So., C Maryland
Cetera DeGraffenreid, Jr., G North Carolina
Secily Ray, So., G Wake Forest
Honorable Mention (15 or more votes)
Stefanie Murphy (BC); Lori Bjork (MD); Bonae Holston (NC State); Utahya Drye (VT); Brittany Waters (WF).