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Nov. 15, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. - NC State senior guard Amber White earned the first 2010-11 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors after being named Most Valuable Player of the Sheraton Raleigh Wolfpack Invitational.
White earned MVP honors after leading NC State to a pair of victories last weekend over College of Charleston and Creighton. The senior from Coatesville, Pa., averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. In addition, White scored a career-high 29 points, which stands today as the league-high, on 11-of-19 shooting in the 84-71 title game win over Creighton. She also pulled down five rebounds, handed out three assists and blocked one shot. White shot 50.0 percent (12-of-24) from the field, and made 10-of-12 attempts from the free throw line over the two games.
Both Florida State freshman forward Natasha Howard and Georgia Tech freshman guard Ty Marshall share the initial 2010-11 ACC Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week honors. Howard led the 14th-ranked Seminoles in scoring in her first collegiate game, while Marshall posted double-digit scoring efforts in her first two collegiate contests.
Howard opened the 2010-11 season proving why she is the most touted Seminoles' prospect in program history. The Toledo, Ohio, native shot 80 (8-of-10) percent from the field and finished the contest against Alabama State with a game-high 20 points. The newcomer also had seven rebounds, one steal, and one block against the Hornets.
Marshall started both of her first two career games for the Yellow Jackets and posted double-digit scoring efforts in each. The newcomer from Upper Marlboro, Md., registered a game-high 18 points against Georgia State, which marked the most points scored by a freshman in her first game at Georgia Tech under head coach MaChelle Joseph. She added four rebounds, two assists and two steals without committing a turnover in 24 minutes of action. In addition, Marshall played 32 minutes at Old Dominion in her first career road game and converted 6-of-12 shots. She was one of only two Jackets to score in double figures against the Monarchs. Marshall currently leads the team with a 17.0 scoring average, is second in rebounds (6.0 rpg) and assists (3.0 apg), and is tied for second in steals (1.5 spg).
ACC women's basketball action continues tonight as three league teams compete against non-conference opponents. Sixth-ranked Duke welcomes Southern Cal, while Boston College plays host to Hartford. Howard and the Seminoles take to the road for the first time this season to face Auburn. All games are slated to tip-off at 7 p.m.