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ACC Names Kelly Hughes Rookie of The Week

Freshman Kelly Hughes earned her second ACC Rookie of the Week award this season.

Freshman Kelly Hughes earned her second ACC Rookie of the Week award this season.

Feb. 10, 2014

Chestnut Hill, MA - Freshman Kelly Hughes was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week, announced by the conference office this afternoon.

This marks the second time this season that Hughes earned the ACC Rookie of the Week honor. The first was on Dec. 16 after she averaged 13 points and 7.5 rebounds in two BC victories.

Hughes, a native of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, averaged 23 points, as BC went 1-1 week. The Eagles rookie averaged a season-high 36.5 minutes per game, shot 66.7 percent from the field and a sizzling 71.4 percent (10-for-14) from the three-point line.

Hughes hit 5-of-9 (55.6%) from long range vs. Virginia on Thursday. Her fifth three came with 2:09 to play for a five point lead. Hughes hit two foul shots with seven seconds to play to seal the win.

Against Florida State, the 5-foot-10 guard matched her career-high with 23 points while grabbing five rebounds. Hughes was perfect from the floor from the arc, as she hit 5-of-5 in the game.

She is now the Eagles third leading scorer (11.2 ppg.) and shooting 46 percent from the 3-point line. Hughes is second in the ACC in 3-point percentage (46%) and fifth in three's made at 64. She leads all ACC freshman in three`s made and shooting percentage.

The last Boston College rookies to earn more than two weekly honors were the twin towers - Stefanie Murphy and Carolyn Swords. In the 2007-08 season, Murphy, who was the ACC Rookie of the Year, earned the weekly award five times, while Swords picked up the honor four times.

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