Feb. 27, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia women's basketball sophomore center Felicia Aiyeotan (Lagos, Nigeria) has been named to the five-member 2017-18 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Defensive Team, as announced today (Feb. 27) by Commissioner John Swofford.
Aiyeotan currently leads the conference in blocked shots and is ninth in rebounding at 7.3 per game. Her 62 blocked shots this season ranks sixth in program history. As a sophomore, Aiyeotan already ranks fifth in program history in blocked shots with 116.
Aiyeotan is the fifth player in program history to be named to the ACC All-Defensive team, joining Renee Robinson (a member of the inaugural team in 2000), LaTonya Blue (2004-05), Monica Wright (2008, 10) and Lexie Gerson (2012, 14).
This is the first all-conference honor of Aiyeotan's career.
The All-Defensive team is determined by a vote of the conference's head coaches.
Additionally, sophomore guard Dominique Toussaint (Staten Island, N.Y.) was named as an honorable mention in All-ACC Team voting. Toussaint leads the team in scoring averaging 11.3 points per game. She is also 10th in the conference in assists, averaging 3.7 per game.
Lexie Brown, R-Sr., G, Duke
Felicia Aiyeotan, So., C, Virginia
Danielle Edwards, Jr., G, Clemson
Amber Campbell, Sr., G, Wake Forest
Akela Maize, Sr., C, NC State
'Hoos Exit With Heads Held HighWomen's Basketball3/19/18In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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