Wake Forest’s Chelsea Douglas Named @ACCWBB Player of the Week
Monday December 30, 2013
Maryland’s Shatori Walker-Kimbrough receives ACC Rookie of the Week honor
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Following a record-setting week, Wake Forest senior guard Chelsea Douglas has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Maryland freshman guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors, as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office and voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel.
Douglas had a career day in the championship game of the FIU Sun & Fun Classic where she scored a school-record 48 points in the 86-79 victory over the Golden Panthers. Douglas’ 48 points just missed the ACC single-game record of 50 set by NC State’s Andrea Stinson on Dec. 3, 1989.
Against FIU, Douglas made 15-of-25 field goal attempts, including nine from long range. Her nine 3-pointers are a Wake Forest record and tie an ACC single-game record.
Douglas was named the Sun & Fun Classic MVP, averaging 30.5 points per game in Wake Forest’s two wins and shooting 55.9 percent from the floor and 61.1 percent from beyond the arc. The Player of the Week honor is the first of her career.
Walker-Kimbrough came off the bench and provided Maryland a huge spark while averaging 16.0 points in a 2-0 week for the Terrapins. The Aliquippa, Pa., native scored 17 points in a win over Wofford and 15 points in a win over the College of Charleston to help Maryland claim the Terrapin Classic. For her efforts, Walker-Kimbrough was named to the All-Tournament Team. It is Walker-Kimbrough’s first ACC weekly honor.