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March 5, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke’s Jasmine Thomas has been named recipient of the second-annual Kay Yow Award as the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the 2009-10 ACC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
Thomas, a junior guard from Fairfax, Va., is a John R. Wooden Award and State Farm Wade Trophy National Player of the Year candidate. She has led the sixth-ranked Blue Devils to a 24-4 overall and 12-1 mark in the ACC. Thomas is currently averaging 15.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.8 steals per game. Thomas has registered 20 or more points eight times this season and currently has scored double-digits in all but four games this season. After recently earning third-team Academic All-America recognition from ESPN The Magazine, Thomas, a sociology major, became Duke’s third Academic All-America in school history (Stacy Hurd, ’84 and Katie Meier, ‘88).
ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters. The award is based 60 percent on academic achievement and 40 percent on athletic accomplishment.
A total of 16 student-athletes from eight schools were named to the ACC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team. Duke led for the second-straight year with four selections, followed by Maryland with three and Boston College, NC State, and Virginia Tech with two apiece.
To be eligible for consideration for the academic squad, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during her academic career.
2009-10 All-ACC Academic Women's Basketball Team
|Ayla Brown||Sr.||F||Boston College||Communications|
|Brittanny Johnson||Gr.||G||Boston College||Administrative Studies|
|Christian Hunnicutt||Jr.||G||Florida State||Communication Science and Disorder|
|Deja Foster||Jr.||G||Georgia Tech||Management|
|Lori Bjork||Gr.||G||Maryland||Kinesiological Sciences|
|Morgan Stroman||Fr.||F||Miami||Sports Administration|
|Marissa Kastanek||Fr.||G||NC State||Psychology|
|Brittany Strachan||Sr.||F||NC State||Computer Science|
|Alyssa Fenyn||Fr.||G||Virginia Tech||University Studies|
|Lindsay Biggs||Sr.||G||Virginia Tech||Sociology|