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  ACC Women's Basketball Digest 2014 ACC Honors
Notre Dame Leads Way With Five Players, Coach of the Year
March 2, 2014

By ACC WBB Digest

Digest 2014 ACC Player of the Year: Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame. Digest 2014 ACC Rookie of the Year: Diamond DeShields, North Carolina. Digest 2014 ACC Coach of the Year: Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame.
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Durham, NC -- ACC newcomer Notre Dame swept their 16 game league schedule and also led the way with five players earning honors in the ACC Women's Basketball Digest 2014 regular season awards. Notre Dame's success was highlighted by 2014 Digest Player of the Year Jewell Loyd, Digest Coach of the Year Muffet McGraw, and All-ACC First Team member Kayla McBride. Maryland's Alyssa Thomas, Duke's Tricia Liston, and North Carolina's Diamond DeShields complete the Digest's traditional five player ACC First Team, with DeShields also laying claim to Digest Rookie of the Year honors.

Duke's Elizabeth Williams earned Digest ACC Defensive Player of the Year in addition to Second Team All-ACC honors, fellow All-ACC second-teamer Dearica Hamby of Wake Forest is the Digest's Most Improved Player, and Faith Randolph came off the Virginia bench to earn Digest 6th Player of the Year accolades.

A full list of honorees follows, including Digest selections for Most Outstanding Player from each ACC team. We congratulate the winners, and wish all players and teams best of luck in the 2014 ACC Tournament!

Digest All-ACC First Team:

    Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame
    Kayla McBride, Notre Dame
    Alyssa Thomas, Maryland
    Tricia Liston, Duke
    Diamond DeShields, UNC

Digest All-ACC Second Team:

    Natalie Achonwa, Notre Dame
    Elizabeth Williams, Duke
    Natasha Howard, Florida State
    Dearica Hamby, Wake Forest
    Tyaunna Marshall, Georgia Tech

Digest All-ACC Third Team:

    Markeisha Gatling, NC State
    Kody Burke, NC State
    Brittney Sykes, Syracuse
    Alexis Jones, Duke
    Allisha Gray, North Carolina

Digest ACC All-Rookie First Team:

    Diamond DeShields, North Carolina
    Allisha Gray, North Carolina
    Kaela Davis, Georgia Tech
    Lexie Brown, Maryland
    Lindsay Allen, Notre Dame

Digest ACC All-Rookie Second Team:

    Kelly Hughes, Boston College
    Adrienne Motley, Miami
    Stephanie Mavunga, North Carolina
    Vanessa Panousis, Virginia Tech
    Taya Reimer, Notre Dame

Digest ACC Player of the Year: Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame
Digest ACC Rookie of the Year: Diamond DeShields, North Carolina
Digest ACC Coach of the Year: Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame
Digest Defensive Player of the Year: Elizabeth Williams, Duke
Digest Most Improved Player: Dearica Hamby, Wake Forest
Digest 6th Player of the Year: Faith Randolph, Virginia

Digest Most Outstanding Players by Team:

    Boston College: Kristen Doherty
    Clemson: Nikki Dixon
    Duke: Tricia Liston
    Florida State: Natasha Howard
    Georgia Tech: Ty Marshall
    Maryland: Alyssa Thomas
    Miami: Adrienne Motley
    North Carolina: Diamond DeShields
    NC State: Kody Burke
    Notre Dame: Jewell Loyd
    Pittsburgh: Brianna Kiesel
    Syracuse: Brittney Sykes
    Virginia: Ataira Franklin
    Virginia Tech: Uju Ugoka
    Wake Forest: Dearica Hamby


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