Tiana Mangakahia, Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi earn All-ACC honors

first_imgTiana Mangakahia was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team for the second straight season, and Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi was named to the conference’s All-Freshman team, the ACC announced on Tuesday.Mangakahia was recently named ACC Player of the Week for the third time this season after averaging 29.3 points per game in three contests. During the week, she tied her career-high with 44 points against No. 22 Florida State and became the fastest player ever to reach 1,000 career points with the Orange, reaching the mark in just 60 games.She led the ACC with 8.4 assists per game and ranked fifth in the conference in steals and seventh in points per game. Mangakahia is on the watch list for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which honors the best Division I point guard each season.Joining Mangakahia with All-ACC honors was Djaldi-Tabdi, a redshirt freshman who has been a key piece to Syracuse’s frontcourt rotation this year. While Emily Engstler was named to the preseason ACC Newcomer Watch List, it was Djaldi-Tabdi, who averaged 9.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in the regular season, who earned postseason recognition.Djaldi-Tabdi made her presence felt immediately for SU, notching her first-career double-double just three games into the season. She scored in double-figures 14 times, including a career-high 19 points against Bucknell, and tied for the team-lead in rebounding. Her selection marks the third-straight year that the Orange have had at least one representative on the All-Freshman team, as Digna Strautmane and Amaya Finklea-Guity each made the team last year while Gabrielle Cooper was selected in 2017.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse earned the No. 5 seed in the ACC Tournament and begins play on Thursday at 11 a.m. It’ll play the winner of Wednesday’s matchup of 12-seed Virginia and 13-seed Boston College, which SU defeated in its regular season finale. Comments Published on March 5, 2019 at 4:33 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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