CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Senior guards Adrienne Motley and Jessica Thomas of the University of Miami women’s basketball team were named Second Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference picks by the ACC Coaches, as announced Monday by the league.
Thomas and Motley, Miami’s co-captains, were also both Blue Ribbon Panel Second Team All-ACC selections, as revealed Feb. 28.
A native of Newport News, Va., Motley is averaging a team-best 13.7 points per game, a mark that places her No. 17 in the ACC, while her 15.2 points per game in conference play ranked No. 11. Motley is also in the top 15 in the ACC in 3-point percentage (38.2) and 3-pointers made per game (1.8).
Motley, one of three Hurricanes to be named a three-time All-ACC selection, is sixth all-time at Miami with 1,831 points, good for No. 20 in the nation among active players, including second in the ACC. In addition to scoring, she leads the Hurricanes in both field goals (153) and 3-pointers made (55), as well as assist-to-turnover ratio (1.61:1).
Thomas is ninth in the ACC in assists per game (4.0), No. 11 in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.55:1) and tied for No. 14 in both steals per game (1.6) and free throw percentage (78.4). In addition, she ranks No. 19 in minutes per game (31.8) and No. 24 in points per game (12.7).
A two-time All-ACC Academic Team selection from Gainesville, Fla., Thomas paces Miami in assists, steals and minutes per game, plus free throw percentage and free throws made (98) and attempted (125). Thomas’ 1,247 career points rank in the top 16 among active ACC players and all-time among Hurricanes, while her 368 assists are in the top 10 of both categories.
Miami, ranked No. 16/16 with a 23-8 (10-6) record, is one of seven teams in the conference with at least two All-ACC selections. The Hurricanes reached the semifinals of the ACC Tournament for the second year in a row.