2013 All-ACC Academic Softball Team Announced

2013 All-ACC Academic Softball Team Announced

Monday June 24, 2013

Florida State’s Kelly Hensley named Scholar-Athlete of the Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State junior Kelly Hensley has been named the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the All-ACC Academic Softball Team, as announced Monday by Commissioner John D. Swofford.

An exercise science major, Hensley was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team and to the Capital One Academic All-District IV First Team. The infielder earned a spot on the Dean’s List for both the fall and spring semesters and is an ACC Top Six for Service Award winner.

A native of Niceville, Fla., Hensley led the Seminoles with 54 RBIs to tie for the third-most in school history. She hit .315 with 13 home runs, 110 total bases, and compiled a .618 slugging percentage with an on-base percentage of .427. She ranked in the top 10 in the league in RBIs, total bases, doubles, walks, home runs, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage.

All eight of the league’s softball programs are represented on the All-ACC Academic Team, led by Virginia Tech with six student-athletes. Georgia Tech and Virginia placed five on the squad, followed by Boston College and Florida State with four, Maryland and North Carolina with three, and NC State with two players recognized.

Virginia’s Taylor Williams and Virginia Tech’s Courtney Liddle were selected for the All-ACC Academic Team for the fourth time. Boston College’s Tory Speer, Florida State’s Jessica Nori, Georgia Tech’s Alysha Rudnik, Virginia’s Alexandra Skinkis, and Virginia Tech’s Bkaye Smith, Dani Anderson, and Betty Rose earned their third honor. A total of 20 student-athletes on the 2013 academic team have garnered multiple career accolades.

The 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.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

2013 All-ACC Academic Softball Team

Chelsea Dimon

Boston College

So.

Accounting

Megan Cooley

Boston College

Fr.

Management & Political Science

Nicole Koszowski

Boston College

Jr.

Communication

Tory Speer (3)

Boston College

Jr.

Communication

Bailey Schinella (2)

Florida State

So.

Business - Accounting

Jessica Nori (3)

Florida State

Sr.

Entrepreneurship/Professional Sales

Kelly Hensley (2)

Florida State

Sr.

Exercise Science

Monica Perry

Florida State

Sr.

Environmental Studies

Alysha Rudnik (3)

Georgia Tech

Jr.

Business Administration

Chelsie Thomas

Georgia Tech

So.

Business Administration

Hayley Downs (2)

Georgia Tech

Jr.

Business Administration

Karly Fullem (2)

Georgia Tech

So.

Business Administration

Katelyn Johnsky

Georgia Tech

So.

Business Administration

Amanda McCann

Maryland

Jr.

Biochemistry

Kaitlyn Schmeiser (2)

Maryland

So.

Studio Art

Shannon Bustillos (2)

Maryland

So.

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Emily Weiman (2)

NC State

So.

Sport Management

Kirsty Grant (2)

NC State

Jr.

Biological Sciences

Erin Satterfield

North Carolina

Fr.

Undeclared

Jenna Kelly

North Carolina

Fr.

Biology

Lori Spingola

North Carolina

Jr.

Journalism

Alexandra Skinkis (3)

Virginia

Sr.

Commerce

Heidi Velk

Virginia

So.

Arts & Sciences Undeclared

Marcy Bowdren (2)

Virginia

Jr.

Sociology

Megan Harris

Virginia

So.

Psychology

Taylor Williams (4)

Virginia

Sr.

Media Studies & Women Gender Sexuality

Betty Rose (3)

Virginia Tech

GS

Public Health

Bkaye Smith (3)

Virginia Tech

Sr.

Biology

Courtney Liddle (4)

Virginia Tech

Sr.

Communications

Dani Anderson (3)

Virginia Tech

Jr.

HNFE

Kelsey Mericka (2)

Virginia Tech

So.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Kylie McGoldrick (2)

Virginia Tech

So.

Marketing

(#) – Career ACC academic honors