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Alexis Peterson Named ACC Player of the Year

Syracuse point guard Alexis Peterson was named ACC player of the year. Details inside.

Alexis Peterson has had a tremendous senior season and has now been recognized for her productivity. Peterson has been named ACC Player of the Year by the 2017 Blue Ribbon Panel after averaging 23.6 points, 7.2 assists and 3.1 assists per game this season. 

She set a single game record with 45 points against NC State in the Carrier Dome. It was the most by any player, regardless of gender, in the historic building. 

Peterson is second in program history with 1,890 points. She will be the all-time leader in Orange assists when she accumulates seven more. 

In addition, Peterson was named to the All-ACC First Team. She was joined as an All-ACC member by senior guard Brittney Sykes, who also made the first team. Sykes averaged 19.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.5 steals per game. 

Freshman Gabby Cooper was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team. Cooper averaged 8.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game this season. She also led all ACC freshmen in three-pointers made with 62. 

Syracuse continues their season in the ACC Tournament with a matchup against the winner of North Carolina and Pittsburgh on Thursday night. The tip time is set for 8:00pm Eastern. 

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