Rogers, Peresson Named All-ACC Academic

March 4, 2016

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech women’s basketball senior  and sophomore Antonia Peresson have been named to the 2015-16 All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic Team.

This is the second-straight year Rogers has been honored on the All-ACC Academic Team and the accolade is the first for Peresson. Rogers joins Danielle Donehew and Regina Tate as the three Jackets who have earned the honor twice. This is the first time since 1999 that two Yellow Jackets have been honored in the same season and only the second time in history that it has happened. The two are the 10th and 11th Yellow Jackets to earn the recognition. Rogers is a Literature, Media and Culture major and Peresson is majoring in Business Administration.

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

Rogers leads the Yellow Jackets in rebounding, averaging 7.5 rebounds per game, which is tied for eighth in the ACC. The Charlotte, N.C., native has 933 career rebounds and ranks third on Georgia Tech’s all-time rebounding list. She is just the third Yellow Jacket to grab 900 boards in their career. Rogers is also averaging 10.5 points per game and 1.1 steals per game during her senior season. Most recently she scored the game-winning layup against Wake Forest in the second round of the ACC Tournament with 5.4 seconds left to help the Yellow Jackets record a 67-65 victory. She has six double-doubles this season and 23 in her career.

Peresson is averaging 7.5 points per game, 1.8 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per game her sophomore season. The Pordenone, Italy, native is shooting 36.5 percent from behind the 3-point line and has made a team-high 61 3-pointers. Her 2.1 made 3-pointers a game are eighth in the ACC and her 36.5 3-point shooting percentage ranks 12th.  Peresson has scored in double figures in five of the past seven games, which includes a career-high 20 points in Georgia Tech’s win at Duke. Peresson has made at least three 3-pointers in 10 games this season and has hit at least one shot from behind the arc in 24 out of 29 games.

Rogers, Peresson and the rest of the Yellow Jackets face No. 2 seed Louisville in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament tonight at 6 p.m. on RSN/ESPN3.  

2015-16 ACC All-Academic Women’s Basketball Team
Nicole Boudreau, Sr., G, Boston College ****
Danielle Edwards, Fr., G, Clemson
Rebecca Greenwell, R-So., G, Duke **
Kyra Lambert, Fr., G, Duke
Brittany Brown, Jr., G, Florida State **
Leticia Romero, Jr., G, Florida State
Ivey Slaughter, Jr., F, Florida State
Antonia Peresson, So., G, Georgia Tech
Roddreka Rogers, Sr., F, Georgia Tech **
Briahanna Jackson, R-Jr., G, Louisville
Emese Hof, Fr, F/C, Miami
Jessica Thomas, Jr., G, Miami
Destinee Walker, Fr., G, North Carolina
Ashley Williams, Jr., G, NC State**
Jennifer Mathurin, Jr., F, NC State
Marina Mabrey, Fr., G, Notre Dame
Arike Ogunbowale, Fr., G, Notre Dame
Brenna Wise, Fr., F, Pitt
Brianna Butler, Sr., G, Syracuse ***
Breyana Mason, Jr., G Virginia **
Faith Randolph, Sr., G, Virginia **
Vanessa Panousis, Jr., G, Virginia Tech **
Regan Magarity, R-Fr., F, Virginia Tech

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