Stroman Named to All-ACC Defensive Team
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Just two daysafter earning All-ACC First Team honors, Miami’s Morgan Stroman has been namedto the All-ACC Defensive Team as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference onWednesday.
Stromanlead the Hurricanes in rebounding (8.6 rpg), steals (1.8 spg) and blocks (1.2bpg) on the season. The Hopkins, S.C. native also leads Miami in scoring at13.0 points per game.
Aftermissing the second half of last season with an Achilles’ tear, Stroman has comeback stronger and better than ever. The 2008 McDonald’s All-American hasrecorded a team-leading eight double-doubles on the season and has amassed 25in her career.
Whenthe Canes played at Clemson on Feb. 7, Stroman was greeted by dozens of familyand friends from her home state of South Carolina. She gave the crowd a show,having one of the best games of her career. Stroman went on to score 24 pointsand pull down 16 rebounds. She would go on to earn ACC Player of the Weekhonors for her effort.
Sofar in her career, Stroman has been a part of a senior class that has reached20 wins iin all four season, advanced to two NCAA tournaments and compiled 96wins – the second highest total of any senior class in program history.
Thisis the fourth consecutive season that a Hurricane has been represented on theconference’s defensive team. Shenise Johnson earned the honor in each of thelast three seasons.
Duke’sElizabeth Williams was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year for thesecond consecutive season. Stroman is joined on the team by Williams, ChelseaGray (Duke), Tyaunna Marshall (Georgia Tech) and Waltiea Rolle (NorthCarolina).
The Hurricanes ended the regular season tied for fourthplace in the conference standings, winning four of their last five games. UMwill face Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament’s first round on Thursday at 11a.m. from the Greensboro Coliseum.