THE FLATS – Georgia Tech freshman guard Tonie Morgan earned her second Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week accolade, the conference office announced on Monday. Morgan helped Georgia Tech to a 1-1 week, defeating No. 15/13 NC State last Thursday.
Morgan nearly averaged a double-double last week, pitching in 13.5 points and 8.0 assists per game between Tech’s two games. In Tech’s win over nationally ranked NC State, Morgan collected her fourth double-double of the season, and second consecutive, with 17 points and 10 assists. Morgan matched her career-high in scoring against the Wolfpack, connecting on five field goals and 7-of-10 from the free throw line.
She followed that outing with a 10-point performance at Miami on Sunday to stretch her streak of scoring in double-figures to six-straight games. On the season, Morgan owns 13 games scoring in double-figures. She is third on the team in scoring, averaging 9.9 points per game, and leads Georgia Tech in assists with 82 on the year.
Morgan is one of only four freshmen in the ACC to own a double-double on the year, and one of only three to own multiple. Additionally, the Tallahassee, Fla., native is one of only four players overall in the conference to own a double-double on points and assists.
The freshman Yellow Jacket earned her first Rookie of the Week nod on Jan. 23. This week, Miami’s Jasmyne Roberts was named ACC Player of the Week. The awards are voted on by the league’s Blue Ribbon Panel.
The Yellow Jackets return to the hardwood on Thursday, Feb. 9 at Clemson. Tip is slated for 8 p.m. on RSN in Littlejohn Coliseum.
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