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Feb. 27, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland senior center Lynetta Kizer earned the fifth annual Atlantic Coast Conference Sixth Player of the Year honor, announced by the conference today. The ACC Sixth Player of the Year accolade is nominated and selected by a vote of the league’s 12 ACC women’s basketball head coaches among players that started fewer than 33% of their team’s games.
Kizer ranks 21st in the league with 11.6 points on 46.4% shooting this season despite only starting one of the Terrapins’ 26 games. She added 5.8 rebounds per game, fourth-most on the Maryland roster.
A senior from Woodbridge, Va., Kizer posted three double-doubles and had eight consecutive games with double-figure points during conference play. She recorded 16 points and a season-high 12 rebounds, including the 900th of her career, against No. 6 Miami in mid-February.
The 35th Annual ACC Women's Basketball Tournament tips off at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 1, and will conclude with a 2 p.m. championship contest on Sunday, March 4. The title game will be televised on ESPN2, and Saturday’s semifinals can be seen on ESPNU. All eight games on Thursday and Friday will be broadcast on the league’s regional sports network (RSN). The entire tournament can also be seen on ESPN3.
For more information, visit the official site of the 2012 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament at www.theACC.com/SheCanPlay. Fans can also follow the upcoming Tournament games on Twitter at @ACCwbb.