Duke’s Gray, Williams top women’s All-ACC teams

Mar. 04, 2013 @ 08:48 PM

Two players from regular-season champion Duke lead the All-ACC women’s basketball first teams.

The league announced Monday evening two sets of teams — one selected by a panel of media members and school representatives, and another picked by the coaches.
Duke’s Chelsea Gray and Elizabeth Williams were two of the nine players picked to both first teams.
Gray led the league with averages of 5.6 assists and 3.7 steals before suffering a season-ending knee injury in February. Williams leads the ACC by blocking 2.9 shots per game and making 52.8 percent of her shots.
Also making both first teams are Leonor Rodriguez and Alexa Deluzio of Florida State, Tyaunna Marshall of Georgia Tech, Alyssa Thomas and Tianna Hawkins of Maryland, North Carolina’s Tierra Ruffin-Pratt and Miami’s Morgan Stroman.
Ruffin-Pratt led the Tar Heels in scoring, assists and steals in her final season. The Alexandria, Va., native emerged as one of the league’s top all-around players, averaging 14.8 points, 4.4 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game in leading UNC to a 26-5 overall record and a second-place tie in the final ACC standings.
UNC’s Xylina McDaniel, the only freshman named to either first team, registered a double-double in her first collegiate game and consistently was one of the nation’s top first-year players. She averaged 12.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals during the regular season, all tops among the league’s freshmen.

Blue Ribbon Panel
All-ACC First Team
Chelsea Gray|Jr.|G|Duke
Elizabeth Williams|So.|C|Duke
Leonor Rodriguez|Sr.|G|FSU
Alexa Deluzio|Sr.|G|FSU
Natasha Howard|Jr.|G|FSU
Tyaunna Marshall|Jr.|G|Ga. Tech
Alyssa Thomas|Jr.|F Maryland
Tianna Hawkins|Sr.|F|Maryland
Morgan Stroman|Sr.|F|Miami
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt|Sr.|G|UNC
Ataira Franklin|Jr.|G|Virginia
* Tie in voting led to one extra member.

Second Team
Haley Peters, Duke; Tricia Liston, Duke; Xylina McDaniel, UNC; Marissa Kastanek, N.C. State; Chelsea Douglas, Wake Forest.

Head Coaches’
All-ACC First Team

Chelsea Gray|Jr.|G|Duke
Elizabeth Williams|So.|C|Duke
Leonor Rodriguez|Sr.|G|FSU
Alexa Deluzio|R-Sr.|G|FSU
Tyaunna Marshall|Jr.|G|Ga. Tech
Alyssa Thomas|Jr.|F Maryland
Tianna Hawkins|Sr.|F|Maryland
Morgan Stroman|Sr.|F|Miami
Stefanie Yderstrom|Sr.|G|Miami
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt|Sr.|G|UNC
Xylina McDaniel|Fr.|F|UNC
Marissa Kastanek|Sr.|G|N.C. State
* Tie in voting led to two extra members.

Second Team
Tricia Liston, Duke; Natasha Howard, FSU; Ataira Franklin, Virginia; Lakevia Boykin, Wake Forest; Chelsea Douglas, Wake Forest.
Sixth Player of the Year—Chasity Clayton, Florida State.