Aug. 13, 2001
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The 45th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, noting academic excellence by student-athletes for the 2000-01 school year, contains a record 1,711 performers as announced by Commissioner John Swofford.
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The Honor Roll comprises those student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. Duke led the league in total selections for the 14th straight year placing 344 on the list, while North Carolina was second with 251 student-athletes. Virginia was third with 211 student-athletes and Maryland was fourth with 203, followed by Clemson (176), NC State (157), Florida State (146), Georgia Tech (121) and Wake Forest (102).
Featured on this year's Honor Roll are several standouts including Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke of Florida State, Shane Battier of Duke who was the Wooden and Naismith National Player of the Year and Georgia Tech's Bryce Molder who was National Player of the Year in golf, receiving the Fred Haskins and Jack Nicklaus awards. In addition to being tabbed the National Player of the Year in their sports, each was named the ACC Player of the Year for their respective sport and all three student-athletes finished their careers as four-time ACC Honor Roll members.
Also included on the list of top student-athletes are several players who earned top honors in their respective sports. Maryland lacrosse player Jen Adams was selected as the National Player of the Year in lacrosse and was this year's Mary Garber Award recipient, presented each year to the ACC's top female student-athlete. North Carolina field hockey player Kristen McCann was the ACC Player of the Year and has been an ACC Academic Honor Roll member for five-straight years. Lori Lindsey from Virginia and Wake Forest's Trina Maso de Moya were both named the 2000 ACC Player of the Year in women's soccer and volleyball respectively. NC State wrestler Zach Breitenbach is a four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member and was a recipient of a 2001 ACC Weaver, James, Corrigan Post-Graduate Scholarship. Also included on the list is Clemson linebacker Chad Carson, a 2000 First-Team Academic All-America, who led Clemson to a bowl game in two of his first three seasons.