ACC Coaches Tab Pan as ACC Freshman of the Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball freshman Francesca Pan has been named the ACC Freshman of the Year by the ACC’s head coaches as announced by the league office on Monday. Pan also represented Tech on the All-Freshman Team selected by the head coaches.

Last week by the Blue Ribbon Panel, Pan was tabbed the ACC Freshman of the Year and named to the ACC All-Freshman Team. Additionally, the freshman earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team last week. Pan is the second Yellow Jacket in program history to be named the ACC Freshman of the Year.

Pan has earned the ACC Rookie of the Week honor five times this season. She is the first Jacket since the 2010-11 season to receive five rookie of the week honors in the same season. She leads all freshmen in the league in scoring, averaging 10.9 points per game, has notched 16 games scoring in double-figures, including five 20-plus point outings, and has started 29 of the 30 games in which she has appeared.

The Italian native posted a career-high 25 points in Tech’s win over Dayton in the Junkanoo Jam and was subsequently named Tournament MVP prior to her first Rookie of the Week award. Pan is second on the team in scoring this season.

Pan is just the second Yellow Jacket since 1974-75, the inaugural season of women’s basketball at Georgia Tech, to be named ACC Freshman of the Year. Niesha Butler was the first Jacket to earn the honor in 1999.

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2016-17 ACC Head Coaches Season Honors

ACC Player of the Year: Shakayla Thomas, Jr., F, Florida State
ACC Freshman of the Year: Francesca Pan, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
ACC Coach of the Year: Wes Moore, NC State

2016-17 All ACC Team (as selected by the head coaches)
First Team
Lexie Brown, R-Jr., G, Duke
Rebecca Greenwell, R-Jr., G, Duke
Shakayla Thomas, Jr., F, Florida State
Asia Durr, So., G, Louisville
Miah Spencer, Sr., G, NC State
Dominique Wilson, Sr., G, NC State
Lindsay Allen, Sr., G, Notre Dame
Brianna Turner, Jr., F, Notre Dame
Alexis Peterson, Sr., G, Syracuse
Brittney Sykes, R-Sr., G, Syracuse

Second Team
Leticia Romero, Sr., G, Florida State
Myisha Hines-Allen, Jr., F, Louisville
Mariya Moore, Jr., F, Louisville
Adrienne Motley, Sr., G, Miami
Jessica Thomas, Sr., G, Miami

All-Freshman Team
Kobi Thornton, Fr., P, Clemson
Leaonna Odom, Fr., F, Duke
Francesca Pan, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
Jackie Young, Fr., G, Notre Dame
Gabby Cooper, Fr., G, Syracuse
Dominique Toussaint Fr., G, Virginia
Jocelyn Willoughby, Fr., G, Virginia
Alex Sharp, Fr., G, Wake Forest

All-Defensive Team
Brittany Brown, Sr., G, Florida State
Lexie Brown, R-Jr., G, Duke            
Brianna Turner, Jr., F, Notre Dame
Alexis Peterson, Sr., G, Syracuse              
Brittney Skyes, R-Sr., G, Syracuse

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