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Morgan Named to ACC All-Freshman Team

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech freshman guard Tonie Morgan was recognized for her impressive season on Tuesday, being named to the ACC All-Freshman team, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced.

The team’s second leading scorer, averaging 9.5 points per game, Morgan leads the Yellow Jackets in assists, owning 110 on the season. The two-time ACC Rookie of the Week, Morgan has recorded a team-high four double-doubles with two coming off points and assists. She dished out a career-high 12 assists against Clemson (Jan. 26), and is one of only four players in the league to record a game with 12-plus assists.

In the ACC, Morgan is one of only four freshmen to own a double-double this season, and one of only three to own multiple. She also ranks second on the team in rebounding, securing 5.6 rebounds per game. Morgan has led the Jackets on the glass 11 times, while also boasting 15 games scoring in double-figures and 10 games with five or more assists.

On the eve of the ACC Tournament, the conference office announced all postseason awards, headlined by the ACC Player of the Year, Elizabeth Kitley (Virginia Tech), and Rookie of the Year, Ta’Niya Latson from Florida State.

Morgan is joined on the five-member all-freshman team by Latson (Florida State), Taina Mair (Boston College), Ruby Whitehorn (Clemson) and KK Bransford (Notre Dame).

The Yellow Jackets open the 2023 Ally ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament on Wednesday, March 1 facing Boston College in the first round. Tip is slated for 6:30 p.m. on the ACC Network inside the Greensboro Coliseum.

2022-23 ACC Postseason Awards
Player of the Year:
Elizabeth Kitley, Sr., C, Virginia Tech
Defensive Player of the Year: Celeste Taylor, Sr., G, Duke
Rookie of the Year: Ta’Niya Latson, G, Florida State
Coach of the Year: Niele Ivey, Notre Dame
Sixth Player of the Year: Saniya Rivers, So., G, NC State
Most Improved Player: Makayla Timpson, So., F, Florida State

All-ACC First Team
Elizabeth Kitley, Sr., C, Virginia Tech
Olivia Miles, So., G, Notre Dame
Ta’Niya Latson, Fr., G, Florida State
Hailey Van Lith, Jr., G, Louisville
Georgia Amoore, Jr., G, Virginia Tech
Dyaisha Fair, Sr., G, Syracuse
Deja Kelly, Jr., G, North Carolina
Celeste Taylor, Sr., G, Duke
Sonia Citron, So., G, Notre Dame
Alyssa Ustby, Jr., G, North Carolina

All-ACC Second Team
Makayla Timpson, So., F, Florida State
Jewel Spear, Jr., G, Wake Forest
Diamond Johnson, So., G, NC State
Haley Cavinder, Sr., G, Miami
Destiny Harden, Gr., F, Miami
Amari Robinson, Sr., F, Clemson
Camryn Taylor, Jr., G, Virginia
Maddy Westbeld, Jr., F, Notre Dame
Kennedy Todd-Williams, Jr., G, North Carolina
Taylor Soule, Gr., F, Virginia Tech

All-Defensive Team
Celeste Taylor, Sr., G, Duke
Mykasa Robinson, Gr., G, Louisville
Elizabeth Kitley, Sr., C, Virginia Tech
Makayla Timpson, So., F, Florida State
Dyaisha Fair, Sr., G, Syracuse

All-Freshman Team
Ta’Niya Latson, G, Florida State
Taina Mair, G, Boston College
Tonie Morgan, G, Georgia Tech
Ruby Whitehorn, G, Clemson
KK Bransford, G, Notre Dame

 

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