Jan. 30, 2012
GREENSBORO, NC – Clemson freshman Nikki Dixon has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week for the period ending Jan. 29, 2012 as announced by the league on Monday. Dixon averaged 14.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals, and 2.0 assists in 35.0 minutes per game against two nationally ranked opponents. It is Dixon’s second honor of the season, with the first coming for the period ending Nov. 13.
Dixon becomes only the fourth player in program history to earn two such honors, joining Amy Geren (1995-96), Chrissy Floyd (1999-00), and Lele Hardy (2006-07).
The freshman is averaging 12.2 points per game this season, second among all league freshmen, and her 2.7 steals rank third in the conference overall. Dixon had 18 points and a career-high tying eight rebounds against No. 24 Georgia Tech, hitting 3-6 from behind the arc, and also added 11 points against No. 5 Duke. She also tallied four steals in each contest.
Clemson has claimed three of the honors overall, as Kelly Gramlich earned the honor on Dec. 19. It marks the second time in school history that Clemson has claimed three Rookie of the Week honors in a season, with the first coming in 1995-96 when Itoro Umoh and Amy Geren combined for three.
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