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Woolfolk closing in on 1,000-point mark

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Florida State has already celebrated one player who hit the 1,000-point mark in her career. The Seminoles are about to have another.

Senior guard Nausia Woolfolk is six points shy of becoming the 37th Seminole to reach 1,000 career points, sitting at 994 points entering Thursday’s game against Georgia Tech at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

Another senior guard, Nicki Ekhomu, eclipsed the 1,000-point mark on Nov. 17 against Samford and is currently at 1,142 career points.

The 1,000-point mark is a career achievement, a mark of health and consistency. Woolfolk has shown just that in her four years at FSU.

“I think she’s the most improved player in the ACC,” FSU coach Sue Semrau said. “She’s shooting the ball great, she’s rebounding it great, she defends their best player. She’s poised. She plays the backup point guard. We’re asking a lot of her. She’s grown tremendously.”

Woolfolk is averaging 15.5 points per game and has scored in double figures in 12 of the Seminoles’ 15 games. She hasn’t spent much time reflecting on the milestone yet but says it’s also a reflection of her teammates work.

“All the hard work that I’ve put in here, my teammates relying on me and passing me the ball,” Woolfolk said. “Getting to that point, it means a lot.”

After playing two games on the road last week, losing in overtime to Syracuse and then taking down rival Miami on Sunday, FSU has been able to get some rest and prepare for two straight home games.

Thursday’s matchup will be an intriguing one of differing styles. No. 11 FSU (14-1) is the ACC’s top scoring team (82.25) while Georgia Tech is the ACC’s second-best defensive team (56.67 ppg).

Thursday’s game begins at 7 p.m. and will stream live on ACC Network Extra. FSU is also home on Sunday against North Carolina t 2 p.m. (live stream on ACC Network Extra).

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