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Georgia Tech’s Schniederjans wins Rod Myers Award
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans, the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, leads the 2014 All-ACC Academic Team, announced Monday. The Scholar-Athlete of the Year is named after Rod Myers, Duke's men's golf coach from 1973-2007.
Schniederjans, the 2013-14 ACC Player of the Year, finished as the national runner-up after falling in a playoff at the NCAA Championships. A finalist for the Ben Hogan Award and the Jack Nicklaus Award, he won five tournaments this year, the most all-time by a Yellow Jacket in a single season. Ranked No. 4 in the country by Golfstat, his 69.51 stroke average is the best in the league and the second best in Georgia Tech history.
A native of Powder Springs, Georgia, majoring in Management, Schniederjans won three straight events this year – the Valspar Invitational, Robert Kepler Invitational, and the ACC Championship – and competed on the United States’ 2014 Palmer Cup team. After the season, he was named to both the GCAA and Golfweek All-America First Teams. He currently is the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world.
Six golfers who earned All-ACC honors this season secured spots on the 2014 All-ACC Academic Men's Golf Team: Georgia Tech’s Schniederjans, Seth Reeves, and Anders Albertson, Notre Dame’s Niall Platt, Virginia’s Ben Rusch, and Virginia Tech’s Bryce Chalkley.
Georgia Tech’s Bo Andrews and Virginia Tech’s Chalkley are four-time league academic honorees. Three more – Albertson, Schniederjans, and North Carolina’s Bailey Patrick – earned their third career selection.
Eleven league programs are represented on the academic team, led by Georgia Tech with five honorees. Clemson, Duke, and Virginia Tech had three players recognized, while Maryland, North Carolina, Notre Dame, and Virginia had two players selected.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the award 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, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
2014 All-ACC Academic Men’s Golf Team
John Jackopsic, Jr., Boston College @ Communication & Philosophy
Austin Langdale, Fr., Clemson Pre-Business
Carson Young, Fr., Clemson Pre-Business
Stephen Behr, Jr., Clemson @ Fin. Management
Alex Matlari, Fr., Duke Undecided
Motin Yeung, So., Duke Public Policy
Turner Southey-Gordon, Jr., Duke Cultural Anthropology
Anders Albertson, Jr., Georgia Tech # Management
Bo Andrews, Sr., Georgia Tech % Management
Ollie Schniederjans, Jr., Georgia Tech # Management
Richard Werenski, Sr., Georgia Tech @ Management
Seth Reeves, Sr., Georgia Tech @ Management
Andrew Stein, Sr., Maryland Finance & Accounting
Victor Fox, Fr., Maryland Letters and Sciences
Carter Page, So., NC State Business Administration
Andrew Sajevic, Sr., North Carolina @ Economics
Bailey Patrick, Jr., North Carolina # Economics
Niall Platt, Sr., Notre Dame Applied & Comp. Math and Statistics
Patrick Grahek, Jr., Notre Dame Finance
Ben Rusch, Sr., Virginia Foreign Affairs
Derek Bard, Fr., Virginia Undeclared
Bryce Chalkley, Sr., Virginia Tech % Finance
Joey Lane, Fr., Virginia Tech Business
Maclain Huge, So., Virginia Tech @ Communication
Davis Womble, So., Wake Forest @ Finance
@ Two-time honoree
# Three-time honoree
% Four-time honoree