March 7, 2016 - by
Three Noles Selected to All-ACC Teams by Coaches

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ( — Florida State Women’s Basketball student-athletes Shakayla Thomas, Adut Bulgak and Brittany Brown were recognized by the ACC on Monday as they were named to their respective All-ACC Teams as selected by the league’s head coaches.

Thomas was chosen to the coaches’ All-ACC First Team, matching her All-ACC First Team selection last week by the Blue Ribbon Panel. Bulgak was chosen to the coaches’ All-ACC Second Team, also repeating her second-team selection last week. Brown garnered her first All-ACC honor with a spot on the league’s five-member defensive team.

Through the ACC Tournament, Thomas ranks second in the conference in field goal percentage at 55 percent (214-of-389) and fourth in scoring at 17.1 points per game. Currently, Thomas’ 55 percent shooting from the floor is the second-highest among non-centers at FSU over the last 11 seasons, trailing All-America candidate Natasha Howard’s 59.4 shooting percentage in 2013-14.

Thomas’ 14 made field goals against Georgia Tech on Jan. 10 is one of the top performances in the conference this season, tying Duke’s Azura Stevens for the most made field goals in a game this season. Thomas’ 14 made field goals are the most in a conference game this year.

Bulgak has 18 double-figure scoring games this season and trails only Thomas with her 12.7 points per game. The Edmonton, Canada, native is fifth in the ACC with 7.7 rebounds per game while shooting 35.2 percent (25-of-71) from beyond the arc.

Bulgak’s six double-doubles this season are tied for the seventh-most in the conference, and her 18 career double-doubles in nearly two seasons is tied for the eighth-most in program history. She also is one of FSU’s most consistent shooters from the free throw line, shooting 70.7 percent (70-of-99) from the charity stripe.


Three Noles Selected to All-ACC Teams by Coaches

Brown becomes the sixth Seminole to be named to the All-ACC Defensive Team after emerging as arguably the best perimeter defender in the conference. The Fort Walton Beach, Fla., native’s 87 steals and 2.9 steals per game leads the conference, and is the most by a Seminole since former player Alicia Gladden recorded a school-record 101 steals in the 2004-05 season.

Brown’s 87 steals are fourth in a single season in program history, while her 218 career steals rank fourth at FSU. With her senior season remaining, Brown needs 58 steals to surpass Gladden for the most in school history. This season she has recorded six games with five or more steals, including a career-high eight against Boston College on Jan. 7. It was the most steals in one game by a Seminole since former player April Traylor also recorded eight at Xavier on Feb. 1, 2001.

Florida State awaits its NCAA postseason seeding with the NCAA Selection Show scheduled to air on ESPN on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m.

Player of the Year: Brianna Turner, So., F, Notre Dame
Coach of the Year: Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame
Freshman of the Year: Stephanie Watts, Fr., G, North Carolina

Head Coaches Honors – All-ACC Team
First Team
Azurá Stevens, So., F/G, Duke
Shakayla Thomas, So., F, Florida State
Aaliyah Whiteside, Sr., G/F, Georgia Tech
Myisha Hines-Allen, So., F, Louisville
Mariya Moore, So., F, Louisville
Adrienne Motley, Jr., G, Miami
Lindsay Allen, Jr., G, Notre Dame
Madison Cable, GS, G, Notre Dame
Brianna Turner, So., F, Notre Dame
Alexis Peterson, Jr., G, Syracuse

Second Team
Rebecca Greenwell, R-So., G, Duke
Adut Bulgak, Sr., C, Florida State
Miah Spencer, Jr., G, NC State
Dominique Wilson, R-Jr., G, NC State
Brianna Butler, Sr., G, Syracuse

All-Freshman Team
Stephanie Watts, Fr., G, North Carolina
Asia Durr, Fr., G, Louisville
Mariella Fasoula, Fr., C, Boston College
Arike Ogunbowale, Fr., G, Notre Dame
Marina Mabrey, Fr., G, Notre Dame
Ariel Stephenson, Fr., G, Wake Forest
Destinee Walker, Fr., G, North Carolina
Brenna Wise, Fr., G/F, Pitt

All-Defensive Team
Azurá Stevens, So., F/G, Duke
Brittany Brown, Jr., G, Florida State
Brianna Turner, So., F, Notre Dame
Briana Day, Jr., C, Syracuse
Alexis Peterson, Jr., G, Syracuse

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