by Mike Potter
N.C. State guard Marissa Kastanek has been named ACC women's basketball freshman of the year, leading the five-player ACC all-rookie team chosen by the Blue Ribbon Panel that also includes the league's coaches.
Duke center Allison Vernerey, who did most of her work coming off the bench, was also selected to the team along with Wake Forest's Sandra Garcia, Maryland's Diandra Tchatchouang and Florida State's Chasity Clayton.
Kastanek started 28 of 29 games for the Wolfpack - all except the regular-season finale against Georgia Tech on Senior Day - and averaged 10.7 points per game. She also hit 35.3 percent of her 3-point attempts.
Vernerey averages 7.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.