GREENSBORO– Leading UNC women’s basketball scorer Diamond DeShields was selected ACC Rookie of the Week Monday on the heels of her superb play in the Cancun Challenge.
Carolina has now won the honor three consecutive weeks. Allisha Gray snagged the award on Nov. 18 and Stephanie Mavunga took the honor on Nov. 25.
DeShields averaged 23.3 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.7 steals during her three games at the early season tournament. The Tar Heels posted a 2-1 record at the event.
The freshman shot 49.1 percent from the floor and served as a catalyst for the Carolina offense that put up big points.
No. 18 UNC hosts No. 15 Nebraska in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Wednesday at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on 97.9 FM, WCHL.