Xylina McDaniel is UNC's seventh ACC ROY.
Xylina McDaniel is UNC's seventh ACC ROY.
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McDaniel Named ACC Rookie Of The Year
Release: 03/05/2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- North Carolina forward Xylina McDaniel was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year by both the Blue Ribbon Panel and a vote of the league's head coaches, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced Tuesday. McDaniel, who led all ACC freshmen in scoring, rebounding and steals, is the seventh Tar Heel to win the award and the first since Camille Little in 2004.

A native of Columbia, S.C., McDaniel led all ACC rookies with 12.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. McDaniel earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors a league-leading six times, while helping the Tar Heels to a 26-5 overall mark and a second place finish in the ACC. McDaniel was also the only freshman named to the All-ACC first team as selected by the head coaches.

The ACC All-Defensive Team and Defensive Player of the Year as selected by the league's head coaches will be announced Wednesday, March 6.

The 36th Annual ACC Women's Basketball Tournament tips off at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday, March 7, and will conclude with a 2 p.m. championship contest on Sunday, March 10. The title game will be televised on ESPN2. All 10 games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be broadcast on the league's regional sports network (RSN). The entire tournament can also be seen on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.

Blue Ribbon Panel All-Freshman Team
Nicole Boudreau, Fr., G, Boston College
Alexis Jones, Fr., G, Duke
Brittany Jackson, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
Chloe Pavlech, Fr., G, Maryland
Xylina McDaniel, Fr., F, North Carolina - Rookie of the Year

Head Coaches All-Freshman Team
Nicole Boudreau, Fr., G, Boston College
Alexis Jones, Fr., G, Duke
Brittany Jackson, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
Malina Howard, Fr., C, Maryland
Xylina McDaniel, Fr., F, North Carolina - Rookie of the Year


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