Alexis Peterson named ACC Player of the Year

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse senior guard Alexis Peterson has been named the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, becoming the first player in Orange women's basketball history to earn conference player of the year honors.

Peterson averaged 23.6 points, 7.2 assists, and 3.1 steals per game during the 2016-17 regular season. 

She led the ACC in scoring and was second in both assists and steals per game.

Peterson is one of ten finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the top point guard in women's college basketball.

The Columbus, Ohio native is second in Orange program history with 1,890 career points scored.

The Orange finished the regular season 20-9 overall and 11-5 in the ACC.

Syracuse earned the #6 seed in the ACC tournament and will face the winner of North Carolina and Pittsburgh Thursday night at the HTC Center in Conway, SC.

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