All-ACC Women's Basketball Teams Announced

March 4, 2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - The 2012-13 All-ACC Women's Basketball Teams as selected by the Blue Ribbon Panel and the league's 12 head coaches were announced Monday by Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford.

The Blue Ribbon Panel First and Second Teams were voted on by the league's Blue Ribbon Panel, which consists of national and local media members, as well as school representatives, while the Head Coaches Honors consist of votes from the league's head coaches.

Headlining the All-ACC First Team as voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel are three student-athletes who earned repeat first-team honors from the 2011-12 season. Duke's Chelsea Gray and Elizabeth Williams and Maryland's Alyssa Thomas are all repeat All-ACC First Team selections from a season ago.

Florida State placed the most representatives, three, on the All-ACC First Team as Alexa Deluzio, Leonor Rodriguez and Natasha Howard each earned honors. Howard was an All-ACC Third Team selection last season and an All-Freshman Team selection in 2011.


Georgia Tech's Tyaunna Marshall, an All-ACC Second Team selection in 2012 and All-Freshman Team honoree in 2011; Miami's Morgan Stroman, an All-ACC Second Team selection in 2011; North Carolina's Tierra Ruffin-Pratt; and Virginia's Ataira Franklin, a Honorable Mention All-ACC honoree in 2012 and an All-Freshman Team selection in 2011, were also named to the All-ACC First Team as selected by the Blue Ribbon Panel.

Nine student-athletes who were selected by the Blue Ribbon Panel also earned All-ACC First Team recognition as chosen by the head coaches. In addition to Gray, Williams, Deluizio, Rodriguez, Marshall, Thomas, Hawkins, Stroman and Ruffin-Pratt, Miami's Stefanie Yderstrom, North Carolina's Xylina McDaniel and NC State's Marissa Kastanek were also selected to the Head Coaches' All-ACC First Team.

McDaniel is the only freshman to be selected on an All-ACC First Team. 

The Seminoles' Chasity Clayton was chosen as the league's Sixth Player of the Year by vote of the head coaches. Clayton averaged 10.2 points per game for Florida State who earned the league's fourth seed in the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament which gets underway on Thursday, March 7.

The ACC All-Freshman Teams and Rookie of the Year as selected by both the Blue Ribbon Panel and the Head Coaches will be announced Tuesday, March 5.

The 36th Annual ACC Women's Basketball Tournament tips off at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 7, and will conclude with a 2 p.m. championship contest on Sunday, March 10. The title game will be televised on ESPN2. All 10 games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be broadcast on the league's regional sports network (RSN). The entire tournament can also be seen on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.

Blue Ribbon Panel All-ACC First Team (alphabetical order by school)
Chelsea Gray Jr. G Duke
Elizabeth Williams So. C Duke
Leonor Rodriguez Sr. G Florida State
Alexa Deluzio R-Sr. G Florida State
Natasha Howard Jr. G Florida State
Tyaunna Marshall Jr. G Georgia Tech
Alyssa Thomas Jr. F Maryland
Tianna Hawkins Sr. F Maryland
Morgan Stroman Sr. F Miami
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt Sr. G North Carolina
Ataira Franklin Jr. G Virginia
*due to a tie in voting an extra member was added to the team
 
Blue Ribbon Panel All-ACC Second Team
Haley Peters Jr. F/G Duke
Tricia Liston Jr. G Duke
Xylina McDaniel Fr. F North Carolina
Marissa Kastanek Sr. G NC State
Chelsea Douglas Jr. G Wake Forest
 
Head Coaches All-ACC First Team
Chelsea Gray Jr. G Duke
Elizabeth Williams So. C Duke
Leonor Rodriguez Sr. G Florida State
Alexa Deluzio R-Sr. G Florida State
Tyaunna Marshall Jr. G Georgia Tech
Alyssa Thomas Jr. F Maryland
Tianna Hawkins Sr. F Maryland
Morgan Stroman Sr. F Miami
Stefanie Yderstrom Sr. G Miami
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt Sr. G North Carolina
Xylina McDaniel Fr. F North Carolina
Marissa Kastanek Sr. G NC State
*due to a tie in voting two extra members were added to the team
 
Head Coaches All-ACC Second Team
Tricia Liston Jr. G Duke
Natasha Howard Jr. G Florida State
Ataira Franklin Jr. G Virginia
Lakevia Boykin Sr. G Wake Forest
Chelsea Douglas Jr. G Wake Forest
 
Sixth Player of the Year
Chasity Clayton R-Sr. F Florida State