TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) — Florida State Women’s Basketball sophomore forward Shakayla Thomas has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week, announced on Monday by the ACC.
Thomas, a Sylacauga, Ala., native, earns her first career ACC Player of the Week honor. In wins over Boston College (75-42) and Georgia Tech (75-69) last week, she averaged 23 points, 9.5 rebounds and shot 64.3 percent (18-of-28) to lead the Seminoles to two key conference victories.
Her big performance came in Sunday’s win over Georgia Tech, and proved to be one of the best individual games by an ACC player this season. Thomas recorded 32 points on 14-of-20 shooting along with 14 rebounds, notching her second career double-double.
Thomas’ 32 points against the Yellow Jackets tied a season high for an ACC player this season, matching the outputs of North Carolina’s Destinee Walker (32 vs. Florida A&M) and Duke’s Azura Stevens (32 vs. Army).
Her 32 points scored was the most points by a Seminole since former All-American Natasha Howard had 33 against Virginia on March 2, 2014, in a game that actually began FSU’s current home win streak of 27 straight games. Thomas became the 19th Seminole with 30+ points while also establishing career highs in field goals made (14), attempted (20) and rebounds (14).
This is the 21st time a Seminole has earned ACC Player of the Week honors dating back to FSU joining the league in the 1991-92 season. Thomas joins teammate Adut Bulgak among the ACC Player of the Week honorees this season.