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Nov. 22, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Boston College senior center Carolyn Swords and Georgia Tech freshman guard Ty Marshall earned Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week honors for the period ending Nov. 21.
The weekly award marks the fourth for Swords in her career, which leads all active ACC players, while Marshall picked up her second weekly newcomer accolade as she shared the honor last week with Florida State’s Natasha Howard.
Swords averaged 19.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and shot 68.5 percent from the floor in two victories at the TD Bank Classic hosted by Vermont last weekend. The Sudbury, Mass., native had 26 points and 13 rebounds in the win over Dartmouth. She shot 12-for-19, grabbed 12 boards and had four assists and two blocks in the 87-61 victory. Against Vermont, Swords only played 19 minutes, shot 5-for-6 from the floor, and grabbed 11 rebounds in an 85-50 win over the Catamounts. For her efforts, which included two double-doubles, she was named the Tournament MVP. The two double-double performances gave her four consecutive double-doubles to start the 2010-11 season. She now has 34 career double-doubles, a league-high among active ACC players.
The veteran also became the all-time shot blocker in Boston College history over the weekend when she added two against Dartmouth. Swords now has 132 swats for her career.
Marshall continues to impress in her rookie season on the Flats. She shot 45.9 percent from the field in 2-1 week for Tech. The newcomer from Upper Marlboro, Md., led Yellow Jackets with 13.3 scoring average in the week. The only loss for the Tech program came to visiting top-ranked Connecticut; however, the freshman tallied an impressive 23 points, which was a team-best and second-best in the game next to All-American Maya Moore’s 30 points.
Marshall has scored double digits in four of her five career games. She is currently third on the squad with 6.7 rebounds per game, second with 2.3 assists per game and 2.0 steals per game. She was effective against the Huskies’ driving to the hoop and getting paint points.
ACC women’s basketball action continues tonight as Miami welcomes Conference USA’s UAB. Game time for the Hurricanes and Blazers is 7 p.m. ET.