Thomas Earns ACC Weekly Honor
Jan. 14, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Junior Alyssa Thomas of the 10th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team was named ACC Player of the Week Monday for the sixth time in her career and second this season.
The reigning ACC Player of the Year averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds in the Terps' two conference wins this past week. At Virginia Tech Sunday, Thomas scored her season-high 26 points and pulled down a career-high 28 rebounds to go with six assists and three blocks. In Thursday's game vs. No. 24 Miami, she scored a team-high 18 points with added eight rebounds and five assists in the 84-62 win over the Hurricanes.
This is Thomas' 13th weekly honor from the conference, as she was named ACC Rookie of the Week a record-seven times in the 2010-11 season and went on to be named ACC Rookie of the Year.
Thomas is currently leading the ACC in rebounding with 10.6 per game and is second in scoring (16.1 points per game), but only to teammate Tianna Hawkins (18.6 points per game). Hawkins is second in the league in rebounding with 9.8 boards per contest. Thomas is also fourth in the league in assists with 5.3 per game.
Next, the Terrapins (13-3, 4-1 ACC) will return home to host North Carolina State (8-9, 0-5) Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at Comcast Center. Thursday's game will be Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night, so all campus faculty and staff members can claim up to four free tickets prior to game day by calling the Terrapin Ticket Office at 1-800-IM-A-TERP.
Thursday's game will also be televised on RSN and can be seen on Comcast SportsNet locally and on ESPN3.com. For the full list of where to watch, log on to http://www.theacc.com/live/2013-acc-basketball-womens-match-center-174.html.