Lynetta Kizer Named ACC Rookie of the Year
Center Lynetta Kizer joined an elite group of Terrapins today as she was named the ACC rookie of the year. She is the sixth Maryland player to be so honored, joining current teammate Marissa Coleman (2006), as well as Crystal Langhorne (2005), Bonnie Rimkus (1991), Carla Holmes (1988) and Beth Hunt (1987).
Kizer, the preseason pick for rookie of the year, ranked second among ACC freshman in scoring, averaging 11.7 points (Miami's Shenise Johnson averaged 12.8 points), and was first in rebounding with a 7.4-per game average. She is third on the team in both scoring and rebounding, and she scored in double-figures in 24 of 29 games, and recorded eight double-doubles.
Her best game came in Maryland's 87-79 victory at Georgia Tech on Feb. 19: she scored a career-high 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting, grabbed 10 rebounds, blocked three shots, and came up with a career-high five steals. She was an All-Met at Potomac (Va.) last year.
So far the Terrapins, who won the regular season title, have been well-represented in the postseason honors: Kizer also made the all-freshman team, and seniors Kristi Toliver and Marissa Coleman were named first-team all-ACC on Monday. Tomorrow the conference will name its player and coach of the year, and the guess here is that Toliver and Florida State's Sue Semrau will be the picks. What do you think? Who would you choose as player of the year, Toliver or Coleman?
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