GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its weekly women’s basketball honors on Monday and University of Notre Dame guard Katlyn Gilbert garnered her first accolade.
The Indianapolis native was named the ACC Rookie of the Week after averaging 14.5 points on 38.7 percent shooting in wins over Wake Forest and Pittsburgh. She also averaged 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists – both up from her overall season averages.
Gilbert was an efficient 45.5 percent from the floor at Wake Forest, totaling 12 points for the game. The 5-10 guard also delivered a key jumper in the paint which broke the 69-69 tie to propel the Irish forward for the 75-71 win.
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Next, Gilbert poured in 17 points in the 74-52 win over Pitt, marking her team-best 21st game in double figures. In fact, Gilbert posted a strong first half – already in double digits with 11 points.
Gilbert continues to make a case for ACC Rookie of the Year alongside her teammate Sam Brunelle. The duo are the top two leading rookie scorers in the league, averaging 13.9 and 13.6 points per game, respectively.
In fact, there are only two freshmen Division I pairs in the country who both average over 13.5 points per game – the other being Fresno State’s Haley and Hanna Cavinder.
Furthermore, Gilbert’s 13.9 ppg would rank her fourth on Notre Dame’s all-time scoring average list for a freshman, sitting behind Beth Cunningham (17.9 ppg), Shari Matvey (17.6 ppg) and Alicia Ratay (14.0 ppg)
Gilbert and the rest of the Irish look to make it four wins in a row when they travel to Boston College on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. ET on ACCNX.
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