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Notre Dame’s Giesting named ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2013-14 season
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Notre Dame junior Chris Giesting has been named the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year and heads up the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
Giesting, who was also named the 2014 ACC Men’s Indoor Track and Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, is coming off an outdoor season in which he earned first team All-America honors with a seventh-place time of 46.10 in the men’s 400-meter dash at last month’s NCAA Championships. Giesting was also a member of the Fighting Irish’s NCAA-qualifying 4x400 relay team.
Prior to the NCAAs, Giesting helped Notre Dame to a third-place finish in its first ever ACC Championship by competing in four events. Running the 200 and 400 meters, as well as legs of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams, Giesting was instrumental in collecting 20 team points for the Fighting Irish.
A junior majoring in Management Entrepreneurship, Giesting is actively enrolled in the Notre Dame Student Welfare and Development “Rosenthal Academy.” The Bates, Indiana, native is in his second year with the Academy, which seeks to provide emerging and existing leaders with progressive annual programming. Student-athletes are nominated by peers and selected by coaches for enrollment.
One member of this year’s 2014 All-ACC Academic Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Team – Notre Dame senior Logan Renwick – was named to the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America First Team. Syracuse junior Martin Hehir and Virginia Tech graduate student Stephen Munz were named to the Second Team, while Florida State senior Alonzo Russell and Georgia Tech junior Brandon Lasater were selected to the Third Team.
Joining Renwick, Hehir, Munz, Russell and Lasater in earning 2014 Capital One Academic All-District honors were fellow All-ACC Academic selections Jakub Zivec of Florida State and Houston Summers of North Carolina.
Twenty-two members of the 2014 Men’s All-ACC Academic Team were participants in this year’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which were held June 11-14 at Eugene, Oregon.
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 All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a minimum 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
|2014 All-ACC Academic Men's Outdoor Track and Field Team|
|Justin Amezquita, Duke (3)||Sr.||Mechanical Engineering|
|Tanner Anderson, Duke (4)||Sr.||Biology|
|Brian Atkinson, Duke (2)||Sr.||Biology|
|Curtis Beach, Duke (4)||Sr.||Psychology|
|Carl Heinz, Duke||So.||Earth & Ocean Sciences|
|Michael Krone, Duke||Sr.||Mechanical Engineering|
|Nate McClafferty, Duke (2)||Jr.||Economics|
|Robert Rohner, Duke||So.||Psychology|
|Shaun Thompson, Duke (2)||Jr.||Biophysics|
|Marcus Wright, Duke (2)||Sr.||Cultural Anthropology|
|Alonzo Russell, Florida State (2)||Sr.||Psychology|
|Otniel Teixeira, Florida State||So.||Criminology|
|Jakub Zivec, Florida State (2)||Sr.||Finance|
|Brandon Lasater, Georgia Tech (2)||Jr.||Electrical Engineering|
|Bassim El-Sabawi, Miami (3)||Sr.||Biology|
|Gian Piero Ragonesi, Miami||Fr.||Management|
|Anthony Wolliston, Miami||Jr.||Biomedical Engineeting|
|R.J. Alowonle, North Carolina (2)||So.||Undecided|
|Joe Hutchinson, North Carolina||Jr.||Exercise Sport Science|
|Isaac Presson, North Carolina||Sr.||Business Administration|
|Ryan Ramsey, North Carolina (2)||Sr.||Business Administration|
|Houston Summers, North Carolina||So.||Psychology|
|Austin Vegas, North Carolina||So.||Exercise Sport Science|
|Austin Colley, NC State (2)||Sr.||Accounting|
|Jonathan Addison, NC State||So.||Industrial Engineering|
|Michael Clevenger, Norte Dame||So.||Accountancy|
|Patrick Feeney, Notre Dame||Sr.||Science Preprofessional|
|Chris Giesting, Notre Dame||Jr.||Management Entrepreneurship|
|J.P. Malette, Notre Dame||Gr.||Accelerated MBA|
|Keith Mesidor, Notre Dame||Jr.||Science Preprofessional|
|Dominick Podovano, Notre Dame||Jr.||Design|
|Logan Renwick, Notre Dame||Sr.||Mechanical Engineering|
|Bradley Rocco, Pitt||Sr.||Pharmacy|
|Ethan Shalaway, Pitt||Fr.||Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences|
|M.J. Erb, Syracuse||So.||Accounting|
|Martin Hehir, Syracuse||Jr.||Biology|
|Reed Kamyszek, Syracuse||Sr.||Biochemistry|
|Max Straneva, Syracuse||Sr.||Exercise Science|
|David Bartha, Virginia||Fr.||Undeclared|
|Christian Lavorgna, Virginia (2)||Sr.||Education/Mathematics|
|Filip Mihaljevic, Virginia||Fr.||Undeclared|
|Thomas Porter, Virginia (2)||Gr.||Exercise Physiology|
|Ryan Satchell, Virginia (2)||Jr.||Computer Sciences|
|Adam Visokay, Virginia||Jr.||Undeclared|
|Jared Berman, Virginia Tech||Gr.||Civil Engineering|
|Juan Campos, Virginia Tech||Jr.||Civil Engineering|
|Torben Laidig, Virginia Tech||Fr.||Biochemistry|
|Stephan Munz, Virginia Tech||Gr.||Curriculum & Instruction|
|Chris Uhle, Virginia Tech (2)||Jr.||Human, Nutrition, Food & Exercise|
|Thomas Bojanowksi, Wake Forest (2)||Sr.||Communication|
|Kyle Graves, Wake Forest (2)||Sr.||Health & Exercise Science|
|Kyle Johnson, Wake Forest||Fr.||Undeclared|
|ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Chris Giesting, Notre Dame|
|Multiple year selections indicated in parenthesis|