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Peoples Named the ACC Rookie of the Week

Earns first weekly league honor

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2019-20 Notre Dame women’s basketball team picked up its first conference weekly accolade on Monday afternoon in the form of ACC Rookie of the Week honors. Freshman guard Anaya Peoples was recognized after having a stellar week in Cancun in which she was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Peoples averaged 17.3 points and 8.7 rebounds over three games in Cancun. Peoples led the Irish in both scoring and rebounding against No. 21 USF with 18 points and nine boards, helping Notre Dame earn its second ranked victory on the season.

Peoples also tallied a career-high tying 19 points against FGCU and pulled down nine boards. Against South Dakota State, the Danville, Illinois native logged 15 points and eight boards. Thus, Peoples came just shy in the rebounding department in all three games of potential double-doubles.

Furthermore, Peoples boasted the best shooting percentage on the team this past week, converting 20-of-32 from the floor, a.k.a. 62.5 percent of her shots.

Peoples and the rest of the Irish return to action on Wednesday as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Notre Dame will host Minnesota inside Purcell Pavilion at 8 p.m. ET, airing live on the ACC Network.

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