Motley Selected to Coaches All-ACC First Team

Motley Selected to Coaches All-ACC First Team

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Adrienne Motley of the University of Miami women’s basketball team has earned her second all-conference honor in as many weeks. The junior guard was tabbed as an Atlantic Coast Conference Head Coaches First Team All-ACC selection, the conference office announced Monday.

Motley, the fifth-leading scorer in the ACC at 15.6 points per game, was recently tabbed as a Blue Ribbon Panel First Team All-ACC choice, too. It is the second year she has been named a first team honoree by both groups.

“Once again, Adrienne has proven to be one of the best players in the nation’s top conference,” Miami head coach Katie Meier said. “She has elevated this program every year she has been at Miami and has constantly pushed her teammates to improve their games as well. We are all so excited for her to be recognized, as she is such a humble young lady who only celebrates team awards.”

Motley leads No. 21/21 Miami (24-8, 10-6 ACC) in scoring (15.6), field goals made (184), free throws made (75), free throw percentage (min. 1 FTM per game, 77.3) and steals (51). She is second among Hurricanes in minutes (30.2), 3-pointers made (57), 3-point percentage (37.0) and assist/turnover ratio (1.60:1).

A Newport News, Va., native, Motley has led or co-led Miami in scoring 18 times this season and has posted double-digit points in all but five games. The 5-foot-9-inch team co-captain has logged 17-plus points on 18 occasions.

Motley is one of three players in the top 10 in the ACC in scoring, 3-point percentage (No. 10) and free throw percentage (No. 10). A member of the Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List and The Dawn Staley Award Mid-Season Watch List, Motley is also No. 14 in the conference in 3-pointers made.

The 5-foot-9-inch Motley is the seventh player in the program’s 44-year history to garner first team all-conference honors in back-to-back seasons. She is the fourth Hurricane to do so in Miami’s 12 years in the ACC, along with all-time greats Tamara James, Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams.

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