March 1, 2010
GREENSBORO, NC – Clemson senior Lele Hardy was among 15 players named to the 2010 All-ACC Women’s Basketball team on Tuesday by the ACC. Hardy was named to the second-team after earning third-team honors last season.
Hardy has had a well-rounded season, as the 5-10 wing player is second in the conference in rebounding at 8.1 per game, second in steals with a 3.6 per game average, and seventh in scoring at 14.5 points per game. She has also recorded career-highs in blocks, steals, offensive rebounds, and three-point field goals made, and is second among all ACC players with eight double-doubles.
The Spartanburg, SC native ranks 5th in ACC history with 394 career steals, and ranked 21st in NCAA Division-I history in that category as well. She has ranked in the NCAA’s top five in steals per game in three of her four seasons, including 2009-10, where she has recorded 107 in 30 games.
She earned All-ACC Defensive team honors in 2008-09, and awaits the decision on that for the 2009-10 season this week.
Additionally, she moved past the 1500 points plateau and the 900 rebound milestone, only the third player in school history to do so. She is also the only player in league history with 1500 points, 900 rebounds, and 350 steals in a career.
She ranks in Clemson’s all-time top ten in scoring, rebounding, steals, field goals attempted, field goals made, three-pointers made and attempted, and games started.
Hardy is the first multi-year honoree since Chrissy Floyd was named to the All-ACC team four time from 2000-03.
When Hardy plays in Clemson’s first round matchup with NC State, she will tie Bobbie Mims for the school record with 121 career starts.
Clemson and NC State tip off on Thursday at 8:00pm n the first round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC.
2010 All-ACC Women’s Basketball First Team Carolyn Swords, Jr., C Boston College Jasmine Thomas, Jr., G Duke Jacinta Monroe, Sr., G/F Florida State Shenise Johnson, So., F Miami Monica Wright, Sr., G * Virginia
Second Team Lele Hardy, Sr., G/F Clemson Courtney Ward, Jr., F Florida State Brigitte Ardossi, Sr., F Georgia Tech Riquna Williams, So., G Miami Italee Lucas, Jr., F North Carolina
Third Team Joy Cheek, Sr., F Duke Alex Montgomery, Jr., Georgia Tech Lynetta Kizer, So., C Maryland Cetera DeGraffenreid, Jr., G North Carolina Secily Ray, So., G Wake Forest
Honorable Mention (15 or more votes) Stefanie Murphy (BC); Lori Bjork (MD); Bonae Holston (NC State); Utahya Drye (VT); Brittany Waters (WF).
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