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Feb. 13, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Maryland junior Tianna Hawkins has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the first time this season, while Duke freshman Elizabeth Williams earned her seventh Rookie of the Week honor.
The Terps’ Hawkins shot over 72 percent from the field, averaged 18.3 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest last week. In a 64-56 win over No. 22 Georgia Tech, Hawkins was 11-for-13 from the field. Four of her made shots were jump shots from around the floor. Her 23 points vs. the Yellow Jackets were a new career-high. She added two blocks and two assists with nine boards. Hawkins followed up with 14 points and six rebounds in a 91-71 win over Clemson. In Sunday’s tough 76-74 loss to No. 6 Miami, Hawkins was 8-11 from the floor with 10 boards. She totaled 18 points for her 10th double-double of the season. Hawkins, a native of Clinton, Md., leads the nation in field goal percentage at 63.3 percent.
Williams averaged 14.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 5.0 blocks, 2.0 steals and 1.7 assists while leading fifth-ranked Duke to victories over 22nd-ranked North Carolina, Boston College and Florida State. With her 15 blocks on the week, Williams netted Duke’s single season freshman record for blocks with 94. The Virginia Beach, Va., native totaled two double-doubles on the week and missed a triple-double by two blocks at Boston College. Williams’ efforts helped lead Duke to the ninth-best start in ACC league history with a 12-0 league record. Williams hit 47.4 percent of her field goals on the week, while hitting 70.0 percent from the free throw line.
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