Langhorne averaging double-double
Maryland's Crystal Langhorne was voted the ACC's Rookie of the Year, the league announced Thursday.
Earning 64 of the 74 votes, Langhorne is the fourth Terrapin in school history and first since 1991 to earn the award, which is voted on by 74 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association (ACSWA).
The only player in the ACC to average a double-double, Langhorne (Willingboro, N.J./Willingboro) is fifth in the conference in scoring (16.8) and is the conference's leading rebounder with 10.3 rebounds per game. She is the first freshman in the league to average a double-double since Wake Forest's Tracy Connor in 1993.
Sixth in the nation and first in the conference with 14 double-doubles, Langhorne has had eight 20-plus point games and 15 10-plus rebounding games this season. In the win at Miami on Feb. 17, she had 29 points and 22 rebounds to lead the Terps. Langhorne was one rebound shy of the school record and the first Terp in 25 years to grab 20 boards. She also became one of just two players in the nation -- and the only freshman -- to post a 20-point, 20-rebound game.
In just her first season, Langhorne's numbers are among the best in school history. In the Terps' final regular-season game on Feb. 28, she scored 33 points, breaking Maryland's freshman class single-game mark. Her 277 rebounds are the sixth-highest single-season total all-time at Maryland; her 10.3 rpg is fourth-best, her 16.8 ppg is among the top-10 best averages in school history, and her 453 points is one point away from the top 15.
Langhorne was named ACC Rookie of the Week a school-record five times this season, the most for any ACC freshman this year. Earlier this week, she was voted second-team All-ACC, garnering 42 first team votes, the most for any rookie in the league. She was also a unanimous selection to the ACC's All-Freshman squad.
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