TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State Women’s Basketball guard Ta’Niya Latson has become the first ACC student-athlete ever to sweep the league’s weekly awards in consecutive weeks, announced on Monday by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Last week, Latson became just the seventh player to win both awards when she took home honors for ACC Player and Rookie of the Week. On Monday, she repeated the feat once again after averaging 26.5 points in wins over rival Florida and on the road at Houston.
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Latson led FSU in scoring in both games this past week, topping Florida with 32 points and leading the Seminoles with 21 at Houston. FSU defeated the Gators in the Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown, 92-77, and followed with a gritty 79-73 overtime win at Houston.
Latson, through her first four games after playing UF, already became the 10th Seminole to record multiple 30-point games in a season. She also had 34 points at Kent State.
The freshman led the Seminoles in scoring (26.5 points), field goals made (20) and free throws made (11) in what was a 2-0 week. She currently leads the ACC in scoring at 26.8 points per game, more than six points ahead of Hailey Van Lith (20.2) at Louisville who is in second place.
Latson leads the NCAA in total points with 134, ranks second with 49 made field goals and is fifth nationally averaging 26.8 points per game.
The Seminoles prepare for the Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya on Nov. 24-26. FSU plays Oklahoma State on Thanksgiving at 11 a.m. ET, followed by a game against Purdue on Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Seminoles finish the tournament on Saturday at 11 a.m. vs. Harvard.