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
Huff Looking to Make Up for Lost TimeMen's Basketball6/19/18A 7-1 forward from Durham, N.C., Jay Huff hopes to carve out a role in Virginia's frontcourt as a redshirt sophomore in 2018-19.Nus Traveling Road to RecoveryMen's Soccer6/18/18Rising senior Sergi Nus, an All-ACC defender who's recovering from a torn ACL, expects to be ready for Virginia's opener in August.Hall Working to Raise NBA StockMen's Basketball6/12/18By the time the NBA draft arrives on June 21, former UVA guard Devon Hall will have worked out for nearly two-thirds of the league's 30 teams.
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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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