BALDWIN MAKES ALL-ACC ACADEMIC TEAM
Published 5:41 pm Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Florida State Women’s Basketball student-athletes Morgan Jones and River Baldwin were selected to the 2020 All-ACC Academic Team, announced on Wednesday by the league.
Both have contributed greatly to Florida State’s 22-7 overall record and double-bye finish heading into this week’s ACC Tournament.
Jones is a sophomore from Jonesboro, Ga., who majors in Sport Management. Baldwin is a freshman out of Andalusia, Ala., who majors in Finance.
Jones, who also balances her time as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, has raised her game during ACC play. She is FSU’s fourth-leading scorer in conference play averaging 6.1 points and is tied with teammate Valencia Myers for the team lead with 19 blocked shots against ACC opponents.
Seven of Jones’ nine double-figure performances have come against the ACC, including her 11-point, 11-rebound game against Virginia on Feb. 9 that led to her first career double-double.
Baldwin has been a key post player for the Seminoles this season, earning back-to-back ACC Freshman of the Week honors on Dec. 23 and Dec. 30. She leads FSU with 30 blocked shots this year – a mark that ranks 14th in the ACC. Baldwin is sixth on FSU averaging 5.9 points per game.
The McDonald’s All-American registered her first double-double in FSU’s ACC opener at Clemson on Dec. 8, totaling 12 points and 10 rebounds. She had a season-best 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting on Dec. 18 vs. UNF, and also played a big role in the second half with 12 points when FSU defeated Wake Forest on the road, 70-65.
Florida State gears up for its 29th ACC Tournament appearance. The 22nd-ranked and fourth-seeded Seminoles will take on either No. 5 seed Virginia Tech, No. 12 seed UNC or No. 13 seed Wake Forest on Friday at 11 a.m. on the ACC’s regional sports networks.
2019-20 All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic Team
Marnelle Garraud, Boston College, So., G, Entrepreneurship @
Hannah Hank, Clemson, Fr., F, English
Amari Robinson, Clemson, Fr., Special Education
Kendall Spray, Clemson, Sr., G, Health Science
Miela Goodchild, Duke, So., G, Undecided @
Haley Gorecki, Duke, Gr., G, Master’s Program
Kyra Lambert, Duke, Gr., G, Master’s Program
River Baldwin, Florida State, Fr., F, Finance
Morgan Jones, Florida State, So., G, Sport Management
Kierra Fletcher, Georgia Tech, Jr., G, History, Technology and Society @
Lotta-Maj Lahtinen, Georgia Tech, So., G, Business Administration
Francesca Pan, Georgia Tech, Sr., G, Business Administration %
Dana Evans, Louisville, Jr., G, Sport Administration @
Jazmine Jones, Louisville, Sr., G, Criminal Justice @
Taylor Koenen, North Carolina, Sr., G, Business Administration #
Malu Tshitenge, North Carolina, Fr., F, Business Administration
Kayla Jones, NC State, Jr., F, Sport Management
Marta Sniezek, Notre Dame, Gr., G, Master’s in Nonprofit Administration
Destinee Walker, Notre Dame, Gr., G, Master’s Program @
Aysia Bugg, Pitt, Gr., G, Health Informatics
Dayshanette Harris, Pitt, Fr., G, Undeclared
Gabrielle Cooper, Syracuse, Sr., G, Psychology #
Teisha Hyman, Syracuse, Fr., F, Undecided
Jocelyn Willoughby, Virginia, Sr., G/F, Master’s in Global Development & Public Policy %
Taja Cole, Virginia Tech, Gr., G, Agriculture & Life Sciences, Leadership Studies
Elizabeth Kitley, Virginia Tech, Fr., C, Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise
Dara Mabrey, Virginia Tech, So., G, Multimedia Journalism, Sports Media & Analytics @
Lydia Rivers, Virginia Tech, Gr., F, Agriculture & Life Sciences, Leadership Studies
Aisha Sheppard, Virginia Tech, Jr., G, Multimedia Journalism, Sports Media & Analytics
Christina Morra, Wake Forest, So., F, Psychology
Alex Sharp, Wake Forest, Sr., G, Psychology #