After tallying a career-high 21 points Sunday in the Virginia women's basketball team's 85-64 win over Washington in the third-place game of the Rainbow Wahine Classic, first-year sensation Schuye LaRue was named ACC Rookie of the Week.
A product of Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington D.C., LaRue averaged 19 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest during Virginia's three-game Hawaiian swing. Her best game occurred against Texas in the second round, when the 6-foot-3 forward lit up the Longhorns for 24 points, 14 boards, four blocks and three steals.
Meanwhile Duke guard Georgia Schweitzer garnered ACC Player of the Week honors after leading the Blue Devils to a flawless 3-0 week, highlighted by Duke's upset of eighth-ranked Penn State. The junior led the Devil scoring charge with 18 points in the win.
Collier, Forte take weekly honors
Behind nearly 21 points and 11 rebounds per game from Jason Collier, Georgia Tech advanced to the final of the Great Alaska Shootout before succumbing to 10th ranked Kansas in the final. For his exploits, Collier was named ACC Player of the Week.
North Carolina freshman Joseph Forte didn't act his age during his team's run to the Maui Invitational title. The DeMatha High School product poured in 20.7 points and six rebounds per game to take the ACC Rookie of the Week award as the Heels swept their way to three consecutive victories to take the title.
LaMontagne wraps up Tatum Award
For excellence both on the playing field and in the classroom, Virginia offensive lineman Noel LaMontagne received the 1999 Jim Tatum Award, presented annually by the ACC.
The Coopersburg, Pa., native has a 3.56 GPA over his past two semesters, while on the gridiron he earned a first-team All-ACC selection in 1998.
Lacrosse inks seven
Fresh off a national championship last spring, the Virginia lacrosse squad announced that seven recruits have signed national letters of intent to play for the Cavaliers. Midfielders Andrew Agoliati, Jon Focht and Ted Lamade, defensemen Zach Heffner and Brett Hughes, attacker Justin Mullen and goalie Tillman Johnson will play for the Cavs next year.