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Alyssa Thomas - Maryland
4/12/1992 12:00:00 AM
Three-time All-American (AP, espnW, WBCA, USBWA, Fullcourt), three-time ACC Player of the Year and All-ACC First Team selection, as well as a finalist for major national POY awards (Naismith, Wade, Wooden) on multiple occasions. Joined Alana Beard (Duke) as only players to win ACC Rookie of the Year, and follow that with three straight POY honors (2012, ’13. ‘14). 2013-14: Topped Crystal Langhorne’s UM career records for scoring and double-doubles. Thru 31 games notched three triple-doubles (raising career total to six) and 24 double-doubles. MISC. On 2/19/12 earned ESPN SportsCenter’s No. 1 play of the day for game-saving block vs. Duke just three days after younger brother Devin (then a prep star, now playing for Wake Forest) earned same honor with a backboard-breaking dunk.