GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State senior guard Nausia Woolfolk has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, and North Carolina forward Malu Tshitenge earned ACC Freshman of the Week.
ACC women’s basketball weekly awards are voted on by the league’s Blue Ribbon Panel.
Woolfolk logged consecutive 20-point games for just the second time in her career to lead 12th-ranked Florida State to a pair of wins. She poured in 22 points against Jacksonville on Tuesday and notched 23 points in Sunday’s win versus Samford.
Hailing from Fort Valley, Georgia, Woolfolk grabbed 12 rebounds against Samford to register her second career double-double and first via points and rebounds. For the week, she connected on 18-of-28 field goals, headlined by shooting 5-of-6 from 3-point range.
Tshitenge averaged a double-double in a perfect 2-0 week for the Tar Heels. Against Navy on Monday, she had 11 points and nine rebounds. She followed that performance with a strong showing against Charleston Southern on Friday, recording her first career double-double with 15 points and a team-best 16 rebounds.
The Germantown, Maryland, native grabbed 12 offensive rebounds, which helped lead to 28 second-chance points for North Carolina. Tshitenge has started all three games this season for UNC and tallied double-figure scoring in each contest. She leads the ACC in rebounding with 10.7 per game, along with 15.0 points per game.
ACC women’s basketball action returns on Tuesday morning with a pair of Education Day games, as No. 14 NC State hosts Maine, and Pitt welcomes Fairleigh Dickinson. Later in the evening, Virginia Tech will host Maryland Eastern Shore and Virginia travels to fourth-ranked UConn