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Terps' Alyssa Thomas named Preseason ACC Player of the Year

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Two-time ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas was chosen Wednesday as the consensus preseason women's basketball Player of the Year by the conference's head coaches and Blue Ribbon Panel.

The Maryland senior forward led the league in points (18 per game), rebounds (10.3) and assists (5.3) last season. She is the only player in NCAA history to average more than 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for a season.

The Terps were picked to finish third in the ACC behind Duke and Notre Dame in both the coaches and Blue Ribbon polls.

Freshman guard Lexie Brown was named to the Blue Ribbon Panel’s ACC Newcomer Watch List.

 

ACC preseason polls

Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason Poll

School
 Pts.
 1st pl
 
1 Duke
 843
 39
 
2 Notre Dame
 794
 14
 
3 Maryland
 745
 3
 
4 North Carolina
 715
 1
 
T5 Georgia Tech 
 527 
  
T5 Florida State 
 527
  
7 Syracuse 
 517 
  
8 Virginia 
 470 
  
9 Miami 
 419 
  
10 N.C. State 
 363 
  
11 Boston College 
 304 
  
12 Wake Forest 
 263 
  
13 Virginia Tech 
 213 
  
14 Clemson 
 159 
  
15 Pittsburgh 
 102 
  

Blue Ribbon All-ACC

Player
 Cl.
 Po.
 School
 
Chelsea Gray
 Sr.
 G
 Duke
 
Tricia Liston
 Sr.
 G
 Duke
 
Elizabeth Williams
 Jr.
 F-C
 Duke
 
Tyaunna Marshall
 Sr.
 G
 Ga. Tech
 
Alyssa Thomas*
 Sr.
 F
 Maryland
 
Natalie Achonwa
 Sr.
 F
 N. Dame
 
Kayla McBride
 Sr.
 G
 N. Dame
 
Xylina McDaniel
 So.
 F
 UNC
 
Ataira Franklin
 Sr.
 G
 Virginia
 
Chelsea Douglas
 Sr.
 G
 Wake
 

Blue Ribbon Newcomer Watch List

Player
 Cl.
 Po.
 School
 
Oderah Chidom
 Fr.
 F
 Duke
 
K. McCravey-Cooper
 Fr.
 F-C
 Duke
 
Kaela Davis
 Fr.
 G
 Ga. Tech
 
Lexie Brown
 Fr.
 G
 Maryland
 
Diamond DeShields
 Fr.
 G
 UNC 
 
Taya Reimer
 Fr. 
 F
 N. Dame 
 

Head coaches' poll

School
 Pts.
 1st pl.
 
1 Duke
 220 
 10
 
2 Notre Dame 
 211 
 5
 
3 Maryland 
 195 
  
4 North Carolina 
 182 
  
5 Georgia Tech 
 146 
  
6 Florida State 
 137 
  
7 Syracuse 
 133 
  
8 Virginia 
 128 
  
9 Miami 
 103 
  
10 N.C. State 
 90 
  
11 Boston College 
 75 
  
12 Wake Forest 
 68 
  
13 Virginia Tech 
 58 
  
14 Clemson 
 34 
  
15 Pittsburgh 
 20 
  

Coaches' Preseason All-ACC

Player 
 Cl.
 Po. 
 School
 
Chelsea Gray
 Sr.
 G
 Duke
 
Tricia Liston
 Sr.
 G
 Duke
 
Elizabeth Williams
 Jr.
 F-C
 Duke
 
Tyaunna Marshall
 Sr.
 G
 Ga. Tech
 
Alyssa Thomas
 Sr.
 F
 Maryland
 
Jewell Loyd
 So.
 G
 N. Dame
 
Kayla McBride
 Sr.
 G
 N. Dame
 
Diamond DeShields
 Fr.
 G
 UNC
 
Xylina McDaniel
 So.
 F
 UNC
 
Ataira Franklin
 Sr.
 G
 Virginia
 

Coaches' Newcomer Watch List

Player
 Cl.
 Po.
 School
 
Oderah Chidom
 Fr.
 F
 Duke
 
Morgan Jones
 Fr.
 G
 Fla. St.
 
Kaela Davis
 Fr.
 G
 Ga. Tech
 
Diamond DeShields
 Fr.
 G
 UNC 
 
Taya Reimer
 Fr.
 F
 N. Dame
 

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