Chelsea Gray’s season may have ended prematurely—with a season-ending injury against Wake Forest Feb. 17—but the awards keep rolling in for the junior guard.
After being named to the All-ACC defensive team yesterday, Gray was named ACC Co-Player of the Year according to a poll of the league’s 12 coaches, sharing the award with Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas.
Gray is the sixth Duke player in program history to win the award. Before her injury, she was averaging 13.1 points, 5.6 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game. Her steals and assists rates were leading the ACC.
In other award news for Duke women’s basketball, head coach Joanne P. McCallie was selected the ACC Coach of the Year by the Blue Ribbon Panel, which consists of members of the media and school representatives. This is McCallie’s third time winning the award and second consecutive year. Duke is 27-2 this year and 17-1 in the ACC.
Maryland’s Brenda Freese won ACC Coach of the Year as voted by the league’s coaches.