June 11, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Three ACC student-athletes were named to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Men's At-Large Teams. Virginia lacrosse player Ben Rubeor earned a Second Team nod, while North Carolina golfer Barden Berry and Duke lacrosse player Max Quinzani were named to the Third Team.
The men's Academic All-America At-Large programs includes student-athletes in the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
For more information on each of the ACC's winners, click on their respective school's link below.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Lacrosse player Ben Rubeor has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large second team announced today. This is the second year in a row he has received Academic All-America recognition; last season he was a third-team member.
Rubeor is the 11th student-athlete in school history--and first lacrosse player--to receive Academic All-America honors more than once.
He was one of five lacrosse players named to the three Division I Academic All-America At-Large teams. Player of the Year Mike Leveille from Syracuse was named to the first team, while Tim Balise of UMass and Paul Rabil from Johns Hopkins join him on the second team. Duke's Max Quinzani was a third-team choice.
Rubeor was also named a Scholar All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) following the season.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - University of North Carolina golfer Barden Berry has been selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large Third Team as announced Tuesday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Berry, a senior from Kinston, N.C., was earlier named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District At-Large First Team.
Berry was a starter in all of Carolina's 11 tournaments this year and carded four top-20 finishes. Berry posted four rounds of even par and nine rounds under-par, two in the 60s. He concluded the year with a 73.56 scoring average.
Berry, a psychology major, earned second-team Academic All-District recognition last year and was a 2007 Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar. He is part of UNC's honors program and a recipient of the Athletic Director's Scholar-Athlete Award and the McCaskill Award, given for excellence in athletics, scholarship and community service. A member of Phi Beta Kappa honorary society, Berry carries a 3.89 grade point average and was the recipient of the Carolina Leadership Academy's highest honor, the Three-Dimensional Leader Award.
DURHAM, N.C. - Duke's Max Quinzani has been selected ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The sophomore was selected one of 17 players to the third team.
A native of Duxbury, Mass., Quinzani has scored 85 goals in 39 career games, helping Duke to back-to-back ACC titles. He has scored at least one goal in 26 of his last 27 games dating back to 2007 and has scored 2+ goals in 23 games over his career. Duke is 32-3 in games in which Quinzani has scored.
In 2008, Quinzani ranked second in the nation in goals with 61 behind teammate Zack Greer's nation-leading 65 tallies. The two combined to form just the third set of teammates to score 50+ goals in the same season joining Mike French (63) and Jon Levine (50) of Cornell in 1975, and Matt Danowski (50) and Greer (57) in 2005. The 61 goals rank tied for 13th on the NCAA's all-time single-season list .