Maryland women Hawkins, Thomas named First Team All-ACC

March 05, 2013 | WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Senior Tianna Hawkins and junior All-American Alyssa Thomas were voted to both the Blue Ribbon Panel and league coaches All-ACC First Team, announced Monday by the conference.

Hawkins was named to the All-ACC Second Team in 2012 and Thomas, the 2012 ACC Player of the Year, made the First Team last year and the Second Team as a freshman in 2011. She was also named Rookie of the Year two years ago.

The two were Nos. 1 and 2 in the ACC in scoring and rebounding throughout the year. Hawkins led the league in scoring since day one of the season with her 18.5 points per game, which is the most by any Terrapin since Deanna Tate averaged 19.8 in 1988-89. Thomas finished third in scoring with 17.7 points per game.

Thomas led the league in rebounding throughout the season with 10.3 boards per game and Hawkins finished just behind her with 9.4. Thomas also finished second in assists with 5.3 per contest. In ACC games, Thomas led the league in scoring, rebounds and assists. Thomas also led the league with 17 double-doubles, 12 in 18 ACC games.

For the full All-ACC Teams, log on to http://www.theacc.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/030413aab.html.

The ninth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team earned the No. 2 seed in this week’s ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The Terps will play seventh-seeded Georgia Tech or 10th-seeded Wake Forest Friday at 6 p.m. The game will be shown on RSN and specific television channels will be released this week.

Maryland (23-6, 14-4 ACC) earned a first round bye for the eighth time under head coach Brenda Frese. The Yellow Jackets (14-15, 7-11) and the Demon Deacons (12-18, 5-13) will play Thursday at 6 p.m., with the winner advancing to take on the Terrapins. Maryland’s 14 conference wins are a school record.

Maryland is 49-25 (.662) all-time in the ACC Tournament and is 14-8 (.636) under Frese. The Terrapins are 13-6 all-time as the No. 2 seed (.684). Maryland won the program’s 10th ACC title last year as the No. 3 seed with a 68-65 win over fourth-seeded Georgia Tech. ACC Tournament MVP Alyssa Thomas scored 29 points in the championship game to lift the Terps.

For game times and the latest on the ACC Tournament, log on to http://www.theacc.com/championships/acc-womens-basketball-tournament.html. All rounds will be televised.

A printable bracket can be found at http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/md/sports/w-baskbl/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_non_event/2013ACCTournamentBracket.pdf.

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