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Shakayla Thomas named ACC player of the year by coaches

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The junior forward has been named the sixth player of the year the last two seasons.

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

FSU junior forward Shakayla Thomas has been named ACC Player of the Year in a vote by the coaches. The ACC announced the vote of the 15 coaches Monday afternoon. Thomas is the first player from FSU to be named ACC player of the year. Thomas is averaging 14.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and shooting 50.3% from the floor.

Florida State senior guard Brittany Brown was named to the ACC all-defensive first team and FSU senior guard Leticia Romero was named to the all-ACC second team. Brown is fourth in the ACC in steals with 78 and she averages 5.8 rebounds a game. Romero is arguably the best shooter in the nation. She is shooting 53.1% from three point land. That mark would be first in the nation by over 3 percentage points if Romero had enough makes to qualify. She is 6 makes short. Romero is shooting .925 from the free throw line. She has missed five free throws all season (62-67). That would be good enough for third in the nation but again she doesn't have enough shots to qualify.

Florida State finished second in the ACC in the regular season but lost in the quarterfinals to Miami in the ACC Tournament. The Noles will now wait for NCAA Selection Monday where they will discover their NCAA Tournament fate. FSU is widely thought to have a top four seed locked up which will grant them NCAA home games in the first two rounds. The Seminoles checked into the newest AP poll (announced today) in tenth place.