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Syracuse’s Alexis Peterson named ACC women’s basketball player of the year

SU gets the highest honor for the conference.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Notre Dame at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Syracuse Orange’s Alexis Peterson scored 20 points or more 20 different times this season. She scored 30 or more three times. And she set the Carrier Dome individual scoring record vs. NC State, with 45 points back in January.

Those accomplishments made her the top SU women’s basketball player, and now, the honors are extended to the ACC as well.

Peterson was named the ACC women’s basketball player of the year today.

On the season, the senior Orange guard averaged 23.6 points per game, along with 3.4 rebounds per, 7.2 assists and 3.1 steals per game as well. She’s the first SU player to receive the honor since the program joined the ACC.

Peterson was not the only Syracuse player honored this week, either. The conference announced its All-ACC first and second teams, along with the all-freshman team. Those included Peterson, as well as fellow senior Brittney Sykes. Freshman Gabby Cooper also received recognition.

Syracuse is back in action on Thursday against the winner of the North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh game in the ACC Tournament.