Maurita Reid Takes Home Two ACC Honors

Maurita Reid Takes Home Two ACC Honors

March 4, 2008

CORAL GABLESThe <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>University of Miami’s Maurita Reid was chosen by the Atlantic Coast Conference’s women’s basketball coaches as a member of the ACC Defensive Team, and by the ACC media members as ACC Honorable Mention.<?xml:namespace prefix=”o” ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office”?>


Reid, who for the second year in a row ranks among the top two in the ACC in steals, averages nearly four takeaways per game. 


The senior from Queens, N.Y., is also second in the ACC in three-pointers made, and leads her team with 15.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. 


Reid is currently third on Miami’s all-time list for made three-point field goals with 142, needing 11 more to pass Desma Thomas (1992-97) for first place.  Her 106 steals on the season put her in a third-place tie with Hurricane great Maria Rivera (1984-88) on the all-time list.


Reid will look to lead her Hurricanes to a win in the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2005.  Miami will face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum.  This will be the fourth straight season in which the two teams have met in the opening round of the tournament.