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Feb. 7, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland junior center Lynetta Kizer and NC State freshman guard Myisha Goodwin-Coleman earned Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week honors presented by Chevrolet for the period ending Feb. 6.
The accolades are voted on by the league's "Blue Ribbon Panel," which consists of national and local media members, as well as school representatives. The panelists will also vote on the ACC's postseason All-Conference teams for the 2010-11 season.
The Player of the Week award marked the first-ever for Kizer over her career, while Goodwin-Coleman also earned her first ACC Rookie of the Week honor - the second freshman nod for a Wolfpack player this season (Kody Burke, Dec. 27).
Kizer led her 10th-ranked Terrapins to a pair of league victories last week and extended the program's win streak to seven. The junior from Woodbridge, Va., notched game-highs in both wins with 19 and 22 points, respectively. Against the Wolfpack Sunday, Kizer posted her sixth double-double performance of the year with 22 points and 13 rebounds. After trailing by as many as 12 in the first half, the Terrapins outscored the Wolfpack 52-20 in the second. Kizer scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds in her 16 minutes on the floor in the second half. At 25th-ranked Georgia Tech, Kizer not only scored 18 points, but she dished four assists, grabbed three steals, and shot 84.6 percent from the line (11-of-13).
Goodwin-Coleman, in her first two career starts, averaged 15.5 points and 5.0 assists in a 1-1 week for NC State. The newcomer from Lortan, Va., shot 66.7 percent (12-of-18) from the field, and 70.0 (7-of-10) from three-point range. In a 76-49 win over Fairfield, Goodwin-Coleman scored a season-high 17 points and added five assists and four steals. She followed that showing with a 14-point, five-assist outing, despite falling at No. 10 Maryland on Sunday.
ACC women's basketball action continues tonight as No. 3/5 Duke travels to longtime rival and No. 15/12 North Carolina and No. 19/14 Florida State visits Virginia. Both contests are slated for 7 p.m., while fans can watch the Blue Devils take on the Tar Heels on ESPN2 and others can tune into the league's Regional Sports Network for the Seminoles vs. Cavaliers matchup.