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Notre Dame's McBride, McGraw earn ACC honors

Notre Dame women's guard Kayla McBride and coach Muffet McGraw took top honors in a vote by Atlantic Coast Conference coaches Tuesday.

McBride was named the ACC player of the year, and McGraw was named coach of the year.

McBride started all 32 games for Notre Dame, averaging career highs in points (17.5), rebounds (5.5) and assists (3.8).

"I'm honored and extremely grateful, and I want to thank the ACC coaches for this award," McBride said in a release. "This is something that I share with all of my teammates and coaches who all have had a part in making this possible. They're the ones that push me in practice, that challenge me to get better every day, and it's because of them that we have been able to have the kind of success as a team we have had so far."

McGraw swept the ACC coach of the year awards after also earning that honor in the media's vote.

McGraw led Notre Dame to a 32-0 overall record as the No. 2 Irish went 19-0 against the ACC in the team's first season in the conference.

"Our players, coaching staff and I share this award together," McGraw said. "Everyone in this program has had a particular role in our journey this season and it's their ability to embrace those roles and contribute to the greater team goals that has allowed us to have the kind of success we've had to this point."

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