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Nnamaka Named ACC Player of the Week

Feb. 4, 2008

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Chioma Nnamaka and Boston College’s Carolyn Swords were named Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week for the week ending on Sunday, February 3. Nnamaka helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a pair of ACC victories over Florida State and Clemson as the senior recorded 43 points on the week.

Nnamaka knocked down 50 percent of her three-point attempts in Georgia Tech’s two league wins last week. The guard from Uppsala, Sweden, scored a game-high 23 points to go along with four rebounds and three steals in the win over Clemson, while her five steals against Florida State on Sunday was a career-high. Against the Seminoles, Nnamaka posted 20 points, topping the 20 point mark for the sixth and seventh time this season.

Now only four 3-point field goals away from the top spot on the school’s all-time three-pointers made list, Nnamaka has played and started 110 games in her career, missing only one.

Swords tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds, her fifth double-double of the season, to help the Eagles to a 68-63 victory over Clemson on Monday night. The newcomer from Sudbury, Ma., nailed two free throws with seven seconds to play to seal the win. On Sunday against Miami, Swords played only 26 minutes and went a perfect 8-for-8 from the field (16 points) and grabbed seven rebounds to lead BC to its fifth ACC victory, 70-42. In two games, Swords averaged 17 points, 8.5 rebounds and went 15-for-17 from the field for an impressive 88 percent shooting from the floor.

Georgia Tech and Boston College return to action on Thursday, February 7. The Yellow Jackets travel to face Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., while Boston College welcomes ACC foe and ninth-ranked Duke. Both games are slated for 7 p.m. ET.

– RamblinWreck.com –

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