School-Record Seven Seminoles Make All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic Team

 TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Florida State Women’s Basketball established its own program record with seven selections to the 2022-23 All-ACC Women’s Basketball Academic Team, announced on Thursday afternoon by the conference.

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

Earning selections to this year’s team, each for the second time, are sophomores O’Mariah Gordon and Makayla Timpson. Gordon majors in Sport Management while Timpson, who was the ACC’s Most Improved Player, is a Pre-Mechanical Engineering major.

Redshirt senior Erin Howard was also added to the team as a Sport Management major. The Madison, Wis., native finishes her collegiate basketball career having at least one 3-point field goal in 26 straight games.

Graduate forward Valencia Myers, the school’s all-time leader with 145 games played, earned a selection as a Marketing and Management major. The Solon, Ohio, native is closing in on her second degree earned at Florida State University, completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science.

Graduate Taylor O’Brien, a welcomed transfer from Bucknell this past season, was named to the All-ACC Academic Team as a Sport Management major. O’Brien proved to be one of FSU’s best two-way players this past season and ends her collegiate career with 1,279 career points between her time with the Bison and the Seminoles.

Freshman Brianna “Snoop” Turnage and sophomore Mariana Valenzuela round out FSU’s selections. Turnage is a Criminology major with the potential to elevate the Seminoles in the coming years. Valenzuela majors in Communication Studies and is one of the top knock-down shooters in the ACC, shooting 49.7 percent from the floor this season.

Florida State’s seven selections breaks its previous school record of four, which occurred multiple years in 2006, 2017, 2021 and 2022.

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