2019-2020 All-ACC Women’s Basketball Teams Announced

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Regular-season champion Louisville placed three players on the 2019-20 All-ACC Women’s Basketball Teams, which were selected by the league’s Blue Ribbon Panel and the conference’s 15 head coaches. Dana Evans and Jazmine Jones represent the top-seeded Cardinals on both the Blue Ribbon Panel and Head Coaches All-ACC first teams. Kylee Shook also earned a spot on the Blue Ribbon Panel first team, while securing second team honors from the coaches. Florida State placed Nicki Ekhomu and Kiah Gillespie on both first teams. Duke’s Haley Gorecki, NC State’s Elissa Cunane, Syracuse’s Kiara Lewis and Virginia’s Jocelyn Willoughby were each named first-team selections by both the Blue Ribbon Panel and the coaches.
North Carolina’s Janelle Bailey was a first-team honoree for the Blue Ribbon Panel and Aisha Sheppard of Virginia Tech claimed the same from the coaches, while being named a second-team selection by the BRP.
Boston College’s Emma Guy was tabbed first team by the league’s head coaches and second team by the Blue Ribbon Panel, along with teammate Taylor Soule who was also on the BRP second team. Georgia Tech’s Francesca Pan and NC State’s Aislinn Konig earned second team from the coaches.
Duke’s Leaonna Odom and Wake Forest’s Ivana Raca garnered second-team honors from both.
The league’s Blue Ribbon Panel honorable mentions include North Carolina’s Taylor Koenen, Notre Dame’s Destinee Walker and Virginia Tech’s Taja Cole. Pan and Konig also claimed the distinction from the panel. Both the Blue Ribbon Panel and Coaches All-ACC Freshman Teams feature Clemson’s Amari Robinson, NC State’s Jakia Brown-Turner, North Carolina’s Malu Tshitenge, Notre Dame’s Katlyn Gilbert and Sam Brunelle, Pitt’s Dayshanette Harris and Virginia Tech’s Elizabeth Kitley.
Jada Boyd of NC State earned All-Freshman honors from the league’s head coaches, while Notre Dame’s Anaya Peoples was named to the Blue Ribbon Panel’s Freshman team. The Coaches also selected the 2019-20 ACC All-Defensive Team which features Duke’s Gorecki, Louisville’s Jones and Shook, Miami’s Mykea Gray and Virginia Tech’s Cole.
The ACC Player, Rookie, Coach, Defensive Player and Sixth Player of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, March 3, at 9 a.m. on ACC Network’s Packer and Durham Show. The 43rd annual ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament will be played this Wednesday (March 4) through Sunday (March 8).The tournament will feature all 15 ACC teams and 14 games, beginning with three first-round matchups on Wednesday. Four second-round games are scheduled for Thursday, followed by the quarterfinals on Friday, the semifinals on Saturday and the championship game on Sunday at noon.
2019-20 All-ACC Team (as voted on by the league’s Blue Ribbon Panel) First Team Haley Gorecki, Gr., G, Duke Kiah Gillespie, Sr., F, Florida StateNicki Ekhomu, Sr., G, Florida StateDana Evans, Jr., G, LouisvilleJazmine Jones, Sr., G, LouisvilleKylee Shook, Sr., F, LouisvilleElissa Cunane, So., C, NC StateJanelle Bailey, Jr., C, North CarolinaKiara Lewis, Jr., G, SyracuseJocelyn Willoughby, Sr., G, Virginia  Second Team Emma Guy, Sr., F, Boston CollegeTaylor Soule, So., F, Boston CollegeLeaonna Odom, Sr., F, Duke Aisha Sheppard, Sr., G, Virginia TechIvana Raca, Sr., F, Wake Forest
Honorable MentionFrancesca Pan, Sr., G, Georgia TechAislinn Konig, Sr., G, NC State Taylor Koenen, Sr., G, North CarolinaDestinee Walker, Gr., G, Notre Dame Taja Cole, Gr., G, Virginia Tech
All-ACC Freshman Team Amari Robinson, G, ClemsonJakia Brown-Turner, G, NC StateMalu Tshitenge, F, North CarolinaSam Brunelle, F, Notre DameKatlyn Gilbert, G, Notre DameAnaya Peoples, G, Notre Dame Dayshanette Harris, G, Pitt Elizabeth Kitley, C, Virginia Tech
2019-20 All-ACC Team (as voted on by the league’s head coaches) First Team Emma Guy, Sr., F, Boston College Haley Gorecki, Gr., G, Duke Kiah Gillespie, Sr., F, Florida StateNicki Ekhomu, Sr., G, Florida StateDana Evans, Jr., G, LouisvilleJazmine Jones, Sr., G, LouisvilleElissa Cunane, So., C, NC StateKiara Lewis, Jr., G, Syracuse Jocelyn Willoughby, Sr., G, Virginia Aisha Sheppard, Sr., G, Virginia Tech Second Team Leaonna Odom, Sr., F, DukeFrancesca Pan, Sr., G, Georgia TechKylee Shook, Sr., F, LouisvilleAislinn Konig, Sr., G, NC StateIvana Raca, Sr., F, Wake Forest
Honorable MentionTaylor Soule, So., F, Boston CollegeJanelle Bailey, Jr., C, North CarolinaTaylor Koenen, Sr., G, North Carolina All-ACC Freshman Team Amari Robinson, G, ClemsonJada Boyd, F, NC StateJakia Brown-Turner, G, NC StateMalu Tshitenge, F, North CarolinaSam Brunelle, F, Notre DameKatlyn Gilbert, G, Notre Dame Dayshanette Harris, G, Pitt Elizabeth Kitley, C, Virginia Tech  All-ACC Defensive Team Haley Gorecki, Gr., G, DukeJazmine Jones, Sr., G, LouisvilleKylee Shook, Sr., F, LouisvilleMykea Gray, Jr., G, Miami Taja Cole, Gr., G, Virginia Tech

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