CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia first year guard Kymora Johnson (Charlottesville, Va.) has been an All-ACC Second Team and ACC All-Freshman selection following a vote by the league’s head coaches and Blue Ribbon Panel, the conference office announced Tuesday (March 5).

Johnson is the first UVA player to earn All-ACC team honors as a freshman since Brandi Teamer did so in 2002. This season, Johnson was twice named ACC Rookie of the Week, the second most among by any freshman in the league.

She currently leads the Cavaliers in scoring, both overall and in conference play. In league matchups, Johnson is averaging 17.7 points per game, which is currently tied for ninth in the ACC. Johnson has led Virginia in scoring in 12 games this season, 10 of which were in against conference foes. Among the Cavaliers’ four wins over ranked opponents, Johnson led UVA in scoring in three of them, all of which were 20-point games. Among her eight 20-point performances, her career high of 35 points in the Cavaliers’ triumph at then-No. 15 Florida State – UVA’s first ranked win – is good for fourth most by an individual in all league matchups this season. Following her performance at FSU, Johnson earned her first ACC weekly honor and was named the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Tamika Catchings national freshman of the week.

Johnson is currently third in assists per game (5.4) against ACC foes and one of just two freshmen in the league averaging at least 15.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists. Johnson also ranks second in assists per game among all freshmen nationally. With 157 total assists in 29 regular-season appearances, Johnson is just three assists away from shattering the program’s freshman assist record set by Sharneé Zoll in 2005. She registered her first career double-double with 15 points and a season-high 10 assists – also the most by a Cavalier in a game this season – against then-No. 19 Syracuse.

Up next, Johnson and the 11th-seeded Cavaliers (15-14, 7-11) take on No. 14 seed Wake Forest (6-24, 2-16) in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday (March 6). Tipoff from Greensboro Coliseum is set for 6:30 p.m. on ACC Network.

2023-24 All-ACC Women’s Basketball Team
Player of the Year: Elizabeth Kitley, Gr., C, Virginia Tech
Defensive Player of the Year: Hannah Hidalgo, Fr., G, Notre Dame
Rookie of the Year: Hannah Hidalgo, G, Notre Dame
Coach of the Year: Felisha Legette-Jack, Syracuse
Sixth Player of the Year: Oluchi Okananwa, Fr., G, Duke
Most Improved Player: Liatu King, Sr., F, Pitt

All-ACC First Team
Elizabeth Kitley, Gr., C, Virginia Tech – 1,603
Dyaisha Fair, Gr., G, Syracuse – 1,463
Hannah Hidalgo, Fr., G, Notre Dame – 1,461
Georgia Amoore, Sr., G, Virginia Tech – 1,402
Ta’Niya Latson, So., G, Florida State – 1,274
Deja Kelly, Sr., G, North Carolina – 921
Aziaha James, Jr., G, NC State – 871
Saniya Rivers, Jr., G, NC State – 815
Makayla Timpson, Jr., F, Florida State – 766
Liatu King, Sr., F, Pitt – 765

All-ACC Second Team
Maddy Westbeld, Jr., F, Notre Dame – 715
Amari Robinson, Gr., F, Clemson – 698
Sonia Citron, Jr., G, Notre Dame – 651
Alyssa Ustby, Sr., G/F, North Carolina – 573
Kiki Jefferson, Gr., G, Louisville – 504
Kymora Johnson, Fr., G, Virginia – 437
Tonie Morgan, So., G, Georgia Tech – 358
Kara Dunn, So., G, Georgia Tech – 349
Reigan Richardson, Jr., G, Duke – 252
Olivia Cochran, Sr., F, Louisville – 224

All-Defensive Team
Hannah Hidalgo, Fr., G, Notre Dame – 326
Makayla Timpson, Jr., F, Florida State – 231
Elizabeth Kitley, Gr., C, Virginia Tech – 170
Saniya Rivers, Jr., G, NC State – 135
Dontavia Waggoner, Sr., G, Boston College – 102

All-Freshman Team
Hannah Hidalgo, G, Notre Dame – 412
Kymora Johnson, G, Virginia – 304
Zoe Brooks, G, NC State – 162
Oluchi Okananwa, G, Duke – 125
Alyssa Latham, F, Syracuse – 120

ACC Most Improved
Liatu King, Pitt – 237
Aziaha James, NC State – 226
Kara Dunn, Georgia Tech – 121

ACC Sixth Player
Oluchi Okananwa, Duke – 298
Zoe Brooks, NC State – 277
Indya Nivar, North Carolina – 98

ACC Coach of the Year
Felisha Legette-Jack, Syracuse – 293
Kenny Brooks, Virginia Tech – 214
Wes Moore, NC State – 164