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Elizabeth Williams, Chelsea Gray win ACC defense awards

Duke's women's basketball team had a fantastic season, and now the team's stars are getting recognized for their incredible work. Sophomore Elizabeth Williams was named ACC Defensive Player of the year, and joining her on the All-ACC Defensive team will be junior guard Chelsea Gray.

Williams, who also won the award last season as a freshman, led the ACC in blocked shots and was 10th in the nation in that category. She has blocked a shot in every collegiate game she's played in to date.

Gray also had a spectacular season defensively before injuring her knee February 17 against Wake Forest. Gray was on pace to set the school's single-season steals record, averaging 3.6 per contest before her season ended prematurely. She ranked first in the ACC and 10th in the nation in steals.

As a team, the Blue Devils had the nation's 11th stingiest defense in terms of points allowed per game (51.5) and ninth best opponent field goal percentage (33.5).

This is the sixth time in school history Duke has had multiple players on the All-ACC Defensive team—the last time coming in the 2006-2007 campaign.


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