Virginia Tech guard Georgia Amoore has been named the ACC Freshman of the Week. ACC women’s basketball weekly awards are voted on by the league’s Blue Ribbon Panel.
Amoore was sensational in the Hokies’ 75-55 victory at Miami on Feb. 11, scoring 17 points on 5 of 6 shooting from beyond the arc. The Australia native dished out five assists while committing just a single turnover and also set a career mark with four steals.
The win was the Hokies’ fourth straight.
The Ballarat, Victoria, Australia native averages 4.56 assists per game, the fourth-best mark in the ACC. On the season she has 82 assists, by far the most by a freshman in the conference with her closest competition being North Carolina’s Deja Kelly who owns 51 and an average of 2.83 per game.
She leads all ACC freshmen with 40 3’s this season and is second in the conference with a 42.6% rate from beyond the arc.
Amoore’s recognition marks the third time a Hokie has been named performer of the week this season following Elizabeth Kitley (Jan. 18) and Aisha Sheppard’s (Feb. 1) recognitions as Player of the Week. This is the first time in ACC history that three different Hokies have earned such honors in the same season.
The Hokies are next slated to play vs. Syracuse at Cassell Coliseum on Sunday, Feb. 21, at noon. That game will be broadcast on RSN.