Gordon earns ACC honor
Hokie senior named Defensive Player of the Year
March 6, 2007 BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech guard Jamon Gordon has been named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, in a vote by members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Gordon, a senior from Jacksonville, Fla., received 54 votes, outdistancing teammate Zabian Dowdell and D.J. Strawberry of Maryland, who received 12 votes each. Both Gordon and Dowdell were named to the ACC All-Defensive team. Gordon was also named to the All-ACC third team this season. Gordon led the Hokies and the ACC in steals this year in both the all games and conference games categories. His 76 steals this season are the third-most in school history for a single season. He is currently ranked second in career steals at Virginia Tech. This is the first time a Hokie has earned one of the top individual honors awarded by ACSMA.