TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After being selected for All-ACC awards by the Blue Ribbon Panel last week, Adut Bulgak, Leticia Romero and Shakayla Thomas followed up with more all-conference honors as announced by the ACC on Monday morning.
Bulgak (All-ACC First Team), Romero (All-ACC Second Team) and Thomas (All-ACC Freshman Team) were chosen by the league’s 15 head coaches as members of the 2014-15 All-ACC Women’s Basketball Team. All three players won the same award last week from the Blue Ribbon Panel.
Bulgak, a junior center from Edmonton, Canada, leads the Seminoles averaging 12.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 53 blocks. She has recorded a team-leading 12 double-doubles and has 14 games this season where she has grabbed 10+ rebounds. In FSU’s ACC Tournament championship game against Notre Dame on Sunday, Bulgak is just the fifth Nole to finish with 300 rebounds in a season. She has 301 rebounds heading into the NCAA postseason.
Romero is one of four double-figure scorers for Florida State. The Las Palmas, Spain, native averages 10.3 points, averages five rebounds and is shooting a team-best 53.6 percent (74-of-138) from the floor. Romero is also shooting 44.1 percent from 3-point range (15-of-34) has been a vital part to FSU’s offensive attack since playing in her first game of the season on Dec. 29 against Jacksonville. She was named to the ACC All-Tournament Second Team on Sunday.
Thomas has been a one of the most productive freshman in program history. The forward from Sylacauga, Ala., averages 9.9 points off the bench in 19.3 minutes and was previously honored by the ACC as the league’s sixth player of the year last week. Thomas has 19 double-figure scoring games this season as well as two late go-ahead buckets that helped FSU earn a road win at Purdue on Dec. 3 and vs. Louisville on Jan. 22. Thomas was honored as a member of the ACC All-Tournament First Team on Sunday.
The Seminoles (29-4) reached the ACC Tournament championship game for the first time in program history following their win 66-51 win over No. 10 Louisville in the ACC semifinal on March 7. FSU’s 29 wins is tied for the most in program history, and it will have a chance to post its first 30-win season ever at the NCAA Tournament.
Florida State is expected to be selected as a host to the NCAA First and Second Rounds scheduled for March 20-23.