GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech women’s basketball redshirt-senior Elo Edeferioka and sophomore Francesca Pan have been named to the 2017-18 All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic Team, as announced by the league office Friday.
This is the second-straight year Pan has been honored on the All-ACC Academic Team and the accolade is the first for Edeferioka. Pan joins Roddreka Rogers, Danielle Donehew and Regina Tate as the only other three Yellow Jackets who have earned the honor twice. This is the first time since 2016 that two Yellow Jackets have been recognized in the same season. Both are business administration majors.
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 grade point average during their academic career. Athletic achievements for the 2017-18 season were also considered.
Pan is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 14.3 points per game. The sophomore has started all 31 games for the Jackets this season and has finished in double-figures 24 games, including the last six straight. The Bassano del Grappa, Italy native has pitched in 20-plus six times, including three times in the final five games. Pan scored a personal-best 26 points at Syracuse (1/4) this season.
Edeferioka leads the Jackets on the boards, pulling down 6.5 rebounds per game. The redshirt-senior has appeared in 30 games and earned the start in 23. She is third on the team in scoring, averaging 7.7 points per game. The Warri, Nigeria native has posted three double-doubles this season and recorded five games with double-figure rebounding totals.
2017-18 All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic Team
Kay Yow Award Winner (Scholar-Athlete of the Year): Lexie Brown, R-Sr., G, Duke; Markets & Management Studies
Andie Anastos, GS, G Boston College; Leadership/Administration
Danielle Edwards, Jr., G, Clemson; Sports Communications
Lexie Brown, R-Sr., G, Duke; Markets & Management Studies
Rebecca Greenwell, R-Sr., G, Duke; Markets & Management Studies
Erin Mathias, Sr., F/C, Duke; Visual Studies
Leaonna Odom, So., G, Duke; Undeclared
AJ Alix, R-Sr., G, Florida State; Criminology
Ama Degbeon, Sr., C, Florida State; Biological Science
Chatrice White, Sr., C, Florida State; Family and Child Sciences
Imani Wright, Sr., G, Florida State, African American Studies
Elo Edeferioka, R-Sr., F, Georgia Tech; Business Administration
Francesca Pan, So., G, Georgia Tech; Business Administration
Arica Carter, Jr., G, Louisville; Exercise Science and Pyschology
Sam Fuehring, Jr., F, Louisville; Sport Administration
Jazmine Jones, So., G, Louisville; Criminal Justice
Endia Banks, Fr., G, Miami; Undeclared
Kelsey Marshall, Fr., G, Miami; Broadcast Journalism
Emese Hof, Jr., G, Miami; Exercise Physiology
Taylor Koenen, So., G, North Carolina; Business Administration
Kiara Leslie, R-Jr., G, NC State; Liberal Studies
Akela Maize, Sr., C, NC State; Communications
Kalista Walters, Jr., C, Pitt; Media & Professional Studies
Gabby Cooper, So., G, Syracuse; Pyschology
Miranda Drummond, R-Jr., F, Syracuse; Health & Exercise Science
Digna Strautmane, Fr., F, Syracuse; Human Development
Lauren Moses, Sr., F, Virgina; Inter-American Studies
Jocelyn Willoughby, So., G, Virginia; Arts & Sciences
Taylor Emery, Jr., G, Virginia Tech; Creative Writing
Regan Magarity, Jr., F, Virginia Tech; Multimedia Journalism
Elisa Penna, Jr., F, Wake Forest; Anthropology/Psychology
Alex Sharp, So., G, Wake Forest; Psychology