BLACKSBURG, Va. - Brittany Cook, a redshirt junior guard from Narrows, Va., has been named a second team selection to the 2008 All-Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball team. The squad is selected by members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) consisting of media members who cover the ACC on a regular basis. Since entering the ACC, the women's basketball team has been represented on the elite team by Kerri Gardin (2005, Honorable Mention; 2006, Third team) and Kirby Copeland (2007, Honorable Mention).
This season, Cook set the Tech single-game scoring record with 36 points in the Hokies 81-73 overtime win at Miami. She was also named the Most Valuable Player at the Tulane DoubleTree Classic in New Orleans, La., after leading the Hokies to the title. In the event, Cook averaged 21 points in two games, including a career-high 28 points with 10 rebounds in the title game.
Cook leads the ACC in scoring (18.2), is ninth in field goal percentage (.502), seventh in free throw percentage (.769) and 15th in rebounding (6.4). She has recorded a double-double five times this season, including a 26-point, 14-rebound performance against then No. 4 Maryland. Cook has scored 20 or more points in nine games this year. Cook is just four points short of becoming the 22nd member of the Virginia Tech 1,000-point club.areer steals is fourth.
"This is another well deserved honor for Brittany. Not only does she lead the ACC in scoring, she also is our team's top rebounder and one of our best defenders," said Virginia Tech head coach Beth Dunkenberger. "We are proud of her and excited that she will be back next season."
The Hokies will open play in the 31st ACC Championship in Greensboro, N.C. on Thurs., Mar. 6 at 6 p.m. against Boston College. Tech (15-14, 2-12) lost to Eagles, 63-53, on Jan. 3 in Blacksburg in the ACC opener for both teams. This year's matchup will be a repeat of last year's opening round game won by Hokies, 60-54, in overtime. Boston College (19-10, 7-7) defeated Miami, 63-52, in Coral Gables, Fla. in their regular season finale. A victory would advance Tech to the quarterfinals on Friday at 6 p.m. against No. 2 seed Maryland.
The complete team follows:
(49 Total Votes) ALL-ACC
First Team (1st Team Votes)
Crystal Langhorne, Maryland (46)
Kristi Toliver, Maryland (46)
Khadijah Whittington, NC State (45)
Erlana Larkins, North Carolina (40)
LaToya Pringle, North Carolina (16)
Monica Wright, Virginia (9)
Rashanda McCants, North Carolina (10)
Chante Black, Duke (8)
Marissa Coleman, Maryland (5)
Brittany Cook, Virginia Tech (6)
Janie Mitchell, Georgia Tech (6)
Laura Harper, Maryland (0)
Abby Waner, Duke (4)
Sharnee' Zoll, Virginia (3)
Lyndra Littles, Virginia (0)
Honorable Mention (15 or more points)
Aisha Mohammed, Virginia
Stefanie Murphy, Boston College
Tanae Davis-Cain, Florida State
Maurita Reid, Miami
Chioma Nnamaka, Georgia Tech
2nd Team Vote - 2 points
3rd Team Vote - 1 point)
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