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BC’s Kelly Hughes receives ACC Rookie of the Week honor
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland senior forward Alyssa Thomas has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Boston College freshman guard Kelly Hughes earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors, as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office and voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel.
Thomas picked up her third career triple-double and 10th straight double-double in a 2-0 week for the eighth-ranked Terrapins. Against Siena on Dec. 9, Thomas finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in just 20 minutes to mark the 18th overall triple-double in ACC women’s basketball history and seventh overall in Maryland basketball history. She is the only player in league history with three triple-doubles for her career.
Thomas finished the week with an 18-point and 10-rebound effort in Maryland’s win over Delaware State. After getting in foul trouble early in the game, Thomas turned it on in the second half and scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 17 minutes of action.
The Player of the Week honor is Thomas’ second of the season and ninth of her career.
Hughes averaged 13 points and seven rebounds to help Boston College to back-to-back wins last week, while shooting 50-percent from the floor. The rookie from Point Pleasant, N.J., scored all 12 of her points from long-range in the Eagles’ win over Boston University on Dec. 11. She followed that up with 14 points and eight rebounds off the bench in BC’s win over New Hampshire.
It is Hughes’ first Rookie of the Week honor of her career, and she is the first BC student-athlete to pick up an ACC weekly honor since the 2010-11 season.