@ACCWBB: NC State’s Burke wins Kay Yow Award
Friday March 7, 2014
Photo by Sara D. Davis/theACC.com
Senior business administration major heads up 2013-14 All-ACC Academic Team
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – NC State senior Kody Burke has been named the recipient of the sixth annual Kay Yow Scholar Athlete of the Year Award and headlines the 2013-14 All-ACC Women's Basketball Academic Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
The honor is the second of the week for Burke, a 6-foot-2 forward from Northridge, Calif., who on Tuesday was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Second Team. After leading the Wolfpack to a 24-6 regular-season record, Burke enters Friday night’s ACC Tournament quarterfinal game averaging 15.1 points and 6.0 rebounds and ranks among the conference’s top free throw shooters at .864 percent.
A 2014 ACC Postgraduate Scholarship honoree, Burke has made the Dean’s List every semester of her enrollment at NC State. She has been named a Capital One Academic All-American each of the previous two seasons. Majoring in business administration, Burke is a four-time member of the All-ACC Academic Team.
With Burke’s selection, an NC State student-athlete receives the Kay Yow Award for the third consecutive year. Marissa Kastanek received the award in both her junior and senior years (2012 and 2013).
Duke leads with four student-athletes named to the 18-member All-ACC Academic team, and Maryland followed with three.
The All-ACC Academic Team includes a pair of All-ACC First Team selections in Duke’s Tricia Liston and three-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year Elizabeth Williams. All-ACC team second-team selections also earning All-ACC Academic honors in addition to Burke are Notre Dame’s Natalie Achonwa and Virginia Tech’s Uju Ugoka. The All-ACC Academic Team also features a pair of ACC All-Freshman Team honorees in Maryland’s Lexie Brown and Miami’s Adrienne Motley.
ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters. The award is based 60 percent on academic achievement and 40 percent on athletic accomplishment.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during her academic career.
2013-14 ACC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team
Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Kody Burke, Sr., F, NC State
Name Yr. Pos. School Major
Natalie Achonwa Sr. F Notre Dame Management Consulting
Shayla Bivins Sr. C Georgia Tech Public Policy
Nicole Boudreau So. G Boston College Undeclared
Loliya Briggs Jr. G Pitt Administration of Justice
Lexie Brown Fr. G Maryland Finance
Kody Burke Sr. F NC State Business Management
Brianna Butler So. G Syracuse Sports Management
Lexie Gerson Gr. G Virginia Higher Education
Kelly Gramlich Jr. G Clemson Communication
Chelsea Gray Sr. G Duke Sociology
Malina Howard So. C Maryland Kinesiology
Brianna Kiesel Jr. G Pitt Administration of Justice
Tricia Liston Sr. G Duke Psychology
Adrienne Motley Fr. G Miami Broadcast Journalism
Haley Peters Sr. F/G Duke Political Science
Katie Rutan R-Sr. G Maryland Accounting
Uju Ugoka Sr. F Virginia Tech Sociology
Elizabeth Williams Jr. C/F Duke Psychology