Two players from the #9 NC State Women’s Basketball team earned All-ACC honors earlier this week.
Redshirt Graduate Senior Kiara Leslie (CJ Leslie’s Sister) and Freshman Elissa Cunane. Leslie was also named to the All-Defensive Team.
Cunane is only the 6th player in school history to earn All-Freshman Team honors.
Leslie is the 21st Wolfpack player to earn 1st Team honors.
Also named to the Wade Trophy Watch List for the best player in college basketball, Leslie ranks 11th in the ACC in scoring (15.8 points per game) and 12th in the ACC in rebounding (7.3 rebounds per game). She has scored 10+ points in a single game on 26 occasions, 20+ points in a single game on seven occasions, and 30+ points in a single game twice. She has led or tied for the team lead in scoring 12 times this season and has notched eight double-doubles.
Cunane recently picked up her fourth ACC Rookie of the Week award on March 4 and is in the midst of a fantastic freshman season. For the season, Cunane is averaging 13.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while shooting 129-of-228 (.566) from the field. Among active players on the roster, she is the most accurate free-throw shooter at a success rate of 118-of-157 (.752). With 379 points so far this season, her scoring total currently ranks seventh among all freshmen in program history. Her shooting percentage so far ranks as the third-best mark among all freshmen in program history. (GoPack)