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Notre Dame’s Loyd recognized; Virginia Tech's Camp named Freshman Of The Week
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Notre Dame junior Jewell Loyd has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, while Virginia Tech’s Rachel Camp earned ACC Freshman of the Week honors as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office and voted upon by the Blue Ribbon Panel.
Loyd, who was also tabbed the espnW National Player of the Week earlier today, averaged 27.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last week in leading No. 5/4 Notre Dame to wins over No. 25/25 DePaul and Michigan. The Lincolnwood, Illinois, native spearheaded a gritty midweek overtime victory at DePaul with a school record-tying 41 points and 12 rebounds in 42 minutes — she also won the game by making two free throws with 5.3 seconds left in overtime. Loyd earned her second double-double of the season at DePaul and became the first Notre Dame player in school history to post back-to-back 30-point games (she had a then-career high 31 points versus No. 3/3 UConn on Dec. 6). Loyd capped her week with an efficient 14-point, five-rebound afternoon against Michigan.
In a 2-0 week for the Hokies, Camp recorded back-to-back double-doubles to lead Virginia Tech to wins over NC Central and Western Carolina. She started the week with 29 points and 12 rebounds in Hokies’ win over the Lady Eagles, tying the Virginia Tech single-game freshman scoring record. Four days later, the Forest City, North Carolina, native broke the record, dropping in 33 points against the Catamounts. In addition, Camp grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out six assists, while not committing a turnover, in the win against Western Carolina. Notably, Camp connected on 63.2 percent from the field, including a 58.3 percent clip from outside the arc. Camp leads all ACC freshman in scoring and ranks fifth overall in the league with 18.1 points per game.