FSU's head women's hoops coach will receive the award on Sunday in New Orleans
The senior guard is one of eight collegiate women participating in the event
Florida State's season ends as the defending national-champion Bears get 33 points and 22 rebounds from Brittney Griner in an 85-47 win on their home floor Tuesday night.
No. 8 seed Florida State set to face defending national champion and NCAA Tournament overall No. 1 seed Baylor Tuesday night at 9:30 p.m. ET with a trip to the Sweet 16 on the line.
Leonor Rodriguez and Morgan Toles lead Seminoles with 12 points in 60-44 victory.
The Florida State women's basketball team versus Baylor in the NCAA Tournament Second Round.
The press conference before the Florida State vs. Baylor game in the NCAA tournament second round.
Florida State vs. Princeton (AP)
Florida State practice before their NCAA Tournament first round game.
No. 23 Florida State vs. Miami - AP Photos
Junior Season (2011-12) Set the FSU single-season record for free throw percentage, making 83.9 percent (78-of-93) of her attempts...In ACC games, shot a remarkable 91.9 percent (34-of-37) from the line - tops in the league...Appeared in all 31 games with 30 starts at both guard positions...Ranked second on the Noles in scoring (13.2 ppg) and led FSU in minutes (34.9 mpg) and three-pointers made (47)...Also averaged 3.9 rpg and 2.3 apg, while shooting 43.2 percent (142-329) from the field and 35.1 percent (47-134) from three...Had 22 double-figure scoring games, including five 20-point games...Scored a career-best 28 points, while making 6-of-9 three-point attempts, at Boston College (1/19/12)...Capped the season by scoring 26 points on a career-best 10 field goals (in 15 attempts) versus NC State in the ACC Tournament first round (3/1/12)... Played a career-best 40 minutes at Florida (11/17/11) and at Ohio State (11/30/11), scoring 17 points and dishing five assists in the latter overtime game...Grabbed a season-best eight rebounds and scored 17 points versus Minnesota in the second game of the season at the WBI Tip-Off Classic (11/12/11)...Also grabbed eight boards versus Georgia State and scored 20 points and dished five assists (11/21/11)...Made a career-high 10 free throws against the Panthers...Scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting and dished five assists versus Yale (12/28/11)...Tallied 23 points and six boards against Maryland (1/2/12)...After suffering right ankle sprain at NC State (1/27/12), Deluzio came off the bench for the only game of the season at Virginia two days later, but still played 35 minutes and scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds (1/29/12)...Had 18 points versus Duke (2/12/12).
Sophomore Season (2010-11) Started all 32 games, averaging 12.0 ppg and 3.9 rpg...Ranked second on the Noles with 41 three-pointers and a 36.6 percent three-point percentage...Connected on 49 percent of her trey attempts in conference play, leading the ACC...Comes into the 2011-12 season with 81 career three-pointers, putting her nine away from 10th all-time in FSU history...Her career three-point percentage of .384 ranks as the fourth highest in FSU history...Her .752 career free throw percentage puts her seventh on the FSU career list...Reached double figures in scoring 20 times...Scored 20 or more points four times, including a career-best 23 in the second game of the season at Auburn (11/15/10)...Made all nine of her free throw attempts against the Tigers...Scored 11 points in a career-best 38 minutes versus Georgia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (3/22/11)...Posted six points against Samford to open the NCAA Tournament (3/20/11)...Led the Noles with 22 points, tying a career-best with four treys, in the regular season finale versus Clemson (2/27/11)...Contributed 10 points and five rebounds in the ACC Tournament first round matchup with North Carolina (3/4/11)...Grabbed a career-best nine rebounds against Maryland (2/20/11)...Was a perfect 4-of-4 from behind the arc en route to 18 points in 37 minutes in a road win at Wake Forest (2/17/11)... Scored a game-high of 20 points with five rebounds and four assists in a win over Georgia Tech in Tallahassee (2/11/11)... Scored 15 points in just 22 minutes at Virginia (2/7/11)... Scored 20 points, making 6-of-7 attempts and all three trey tries, at Boston College (1/27/11)... Also dished a career-best-tying six assists versus the Golden Eagles...Contributed 17 points and seven rebounds at Clemson (1/20/11)... Scored 17 points and grabbed four rebounds versus Duke (1/14/11)... Recorded 15 points, five boards and four steals at Virginia Tech in the ACC opener (1/6/11)...Had 16 points and tied a career-best with seven field goals for the second straight game at UConn (12/21/10)...Went 7-of-10 from the field at Yale to post 17 points (12/18/10)...Scored 17 points in the season-opener versus Alabama State (11/12/10).
Freshman Season (2009-10) Made quite the impression during her first season of action after a left knee ACL tear forced her to redshirt the 2008-09 season.... Played in all 35 games and started six...Scored in double figures on 15 different occasions...Knocked down a career-high four three-pointers and career-best 17 points in the victory against Hawaii (12/21/09)...Finished fourth on FSU in scoring average at 8.3 points per game and first in free-throw shooting with a mark of 81 percent... Scored a combined 43 points in postseason play, including three straight games in double figures... Set a career-high with six assists in the win against Stetson (11/20/09)... Had a career-high three blocks in the win against UCF (12/16/09)... Scored 10 points, created three steals and pulled down a career-high six rebounds in the NCAA Tournament win against Louisiana Tech (3/20/10)...Continued her postseason success by scoring 10 points and grabbing five rebounds in the thrilling one-point overtime-win against St. John's in the NCAA Tournament (3/22/10)... Followed those performances with 10 points for the third straight game against Mississippi State (3/28/10)...Recorded nine points and grabbed three rebounds during 29 minutes of action in the season-ending loss to eventual national champion Connecticut in the Elite Eight (3/30/10).
High School Two-time AAU All-American (2005-06), she earned Street and Smith Honorable Mention All-American accolades the last two years of her career... Member of Orlando Comets, coached by Jack Givens, who won the 2006 AAU U16 National Championship...First Academy high school team was a two-time FHSAA 2A State Champion... Four-time all-state and all-county selection... As a junior she averaged 17.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 3.0 apg... As a sophomore she was named 2A Player of the Year... Earned a trio of All-Central Florida First Team awards.
Personal Born September 7, 1989... Majoring in family and child sciences... Father, Don Deluzio, played football at Colorado...Has two brothers (Ben and Joe) and one sister (Brynna)...Parents also became legal guardians of Krystal, Loren, Erika, Kelli and Victor Thomas while she was in high school...Krystal Thomas played basketball at Duke from 2007-11 and has had a two-year WNBA career with the Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm.