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Pictured: NC State's Brittany Marchand who is the 2014 ACC Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year Brittany Marchand of NC State heads up the 2014 All-ACC Academic Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
Marchand, a senior chemical engineering major, is a four-time All-ACC Academic member and a three-time All-ACC team honoree. The Orangeville, Ontario, Canada senior was named as an honorable mention All-American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) after leading the Wolfpack to third place at the 2014 ACC Championship and a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Championship. Named to GolfWorld's preseason Top 50 Golfers to Watch, Marchand ranked second on the team and eighth in the ACC with a 73.5 scoring average and had a team-high four top-10 finishes among her six top-20 performances.
Six golfers who earned All-ACC honors this season secured spots on the academic honors team: Marchand, Clemson’s Sloan Shanahan, Duke’s Laetitia Beck and Celine Boutier, Florida State’s Alex Milan and Miami’s Daniella Darquea.
In addition to Marchand, two other golfers - Duke’s Alejandra Cangrejo and Wake Forest’s Olafia Kristinsdottir - are four-time academic honorees.
Earning all-academic recognition for a third time are Boston College’s Katina Joo, Duke’s Laetitia Beck, Florida State’s Laure Castelain, Maryland’s Emily Gimpel, North Carolina’s Katherine Perry, NC State’s Ana Menendez, Virginia’s Elizabeth Brightwell and Wake Forest’s Marissa Dodd.
All 11 ACC schools that compete in women's golf are represented on this year's academic team. Duke, Notre Dame, Miami and Wake Forest lead the way with four honorees each. Clemson, Florida State claimed three players apiece while Boston College, North Carolina and NC State each placed two players. Maryland and Virginia landed one player each to complete the team.
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 her academic career.
The 2014 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf team is as follows:
Katia Joo, Jr., Boston College, Finance & Marketing
Cristina McQuiston, Jr., Boston College, Marketing
Lauren Salazar, So., Clemson, Marketing/Financial Management
Sloan Shanahan, Fr., Clemson, Pre-Business
McKenzie Talbert, Fr., Clemson, Communications
Laetitia Beck, Sr., Duke, Psychology
Celine Boutier, So., Duke, Psychology
Alejandra Cangrejo, Sr., Duke, Psychology
Sandy Choi, Fr., Duke, Undeclared
Laure Castelain, Jr., Florida State, Finance
Carlton Kuhlo, Jr., Florida State, Marketing
Alex Milan, Jr., Florida State, Finance
Emily Gimpel, Sr., Maryland, Kinesiology
Delfina Acosta, Fr., Miami, Sport Administration
Daniella Darquea, Fr., Miami, Undeclared Arts & Sciences
Leticia Ras-Anderica, Jr., Miami, Painting
Kailey Walsh, So., Miami, Communication Studies
Jackie Chang, Sr., North Carolina, Global Studies/Anthropology
Katherine Perry, Sr., North Carolina, Exercise and Sport Science/Psychology
Brittany Marchand, Sr., NC State, Chemical Engineering
Ana Menendez, Sr., NC State, Business Administration
Ashley Armstrong, Jr., Notre Dame, Mechanical Engineering
Talia Campbell, So., Notre Dame, Finance
Jordan Ferreira, Fr., Notre Dame, Science Preprofessional
Kristina Nhim, Sr., Notre Dame, Accountancy
Elizabeth Brightwell, Sr., Virginia, Public Policy
Marissa Dodd, Jr., Wake Forest, Math
Elizabeth Doty, So., Wake Forest, Undeclared
Allison Emery, Jr., Wake Forest, Computer Science
Olafia Kristinsdottir, Sr., Wake Forest, Economics