Jan. 14, 2013
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech women’s basketball freshman Brittany Jackson was named the ACC’s Rookie of the Week Monday for her performance in two conference games. It is the second time this season Jackson has earned the conference award.
Jackson led Georgia Tech with an average of 20.0 points per game last week and scored a game-high 20 points in both the Jackets’ games against Virginia and at No. 11 North Carolina. She scored a total of 40 points in only 53 minutes of action last week and made nine 3-pointers. She was 6-of-7 from the free throw line, to go with eight rebounds, three assists and a team-best five steals.
“Brittany Jackson is very deserving of being named ACC Rookie of the Week,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “She has been an impact freshman and earned the opportunity she has been given. I am very proud of her work ethic and desire to get better.”
Against the Cavaliers, Jackson came off the bench for 20 points on 7-of-19 shooting and tied her career-high with five 3-pointers in only 27 minutes. At North Carolina, Jackson scored 20 points in 26 minutes on 5-of-14 shooting, including four 3-pointers.
Jackson was also named ACC Rookie of the Week Nov. 19 after leading Tech to wins over Kennesaw State and Marquette. That week she averaged 15.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 45 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from 3-point range.
Tech makes its first back-to-back road trip of the season when the Jackets travel to Coral Gables to face the Miami Hurricanes at 7:05 p.m. ET Thursday night at the BankUnited Center. The contest with the Canes can be heard live on WREK 91.1 FM or through RamblinWreck.com.
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