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Syracuse’s Alyssa Murray named Scholar-Athlete of the Year
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syracuse senior Alyssa Murray has been named the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the All-ACC Academic Women’s Lacrosse Team, as announced Monday by Commissioner John Swofford.
A child and family studies major, Murray completed her storied career at Syracuse with 300 points on 200 goals and 100 assists. The West Babylon, New York native was a Tewaaraton Award and Honda Award finalist, IWLCA First Team All-American and First Team All-ACC selection in 2014, and was named Inside Lacrosse’s Co-Attacker of the Year.
All eight of the league’s women’s lacrosse programs are represented on the All-ACC Academic Team, led by Syracuse with seven selections. Duke and Virginia followed each with five student-athletes on team, while Boston College, Maryland and North Carolina each placed four on the team, Notre Dame had three and Virginia Tech two.
Two student-athletes earned their fourth career ACC academic honor: Boston College’s Moira Barry and Duke’s Taylor Virden, while Boston College’s Claire Blohm, Duke’s Taylor Trimble, North Carolina’s Taylor George and Virginia’s Liza Blue are three-time honorees.
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 consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
|Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Alyssa Murray, Syracuse|
|2014 All-ACC Academic Women's Lacrosse Team|
|Moira Barry (4)||Sr.||Psychology||Boston College|
|Claire Blohm (3)||Sr.||Biology||Boston College|
|Sara Blue||GS||Administrative Studies||Boston College|
|Mikaela Rix (2)||Jr.||Finance||Boston College|
|Maddy Morrissey (3)||Sr.||Psychology||Duke|
|Taylor Virden (4)||Sr.||Visual & Media Studies||Duke|
|Sydney Peterson||Sr.||Political Science & History||Duke|
|Kerrin Maurer||Jr.||Political Science||Duke|
|Taylor Trimble (3)||Jr.||Public Policy||Duke|
|Megan Douty (2)||Jr.||Kinesiology||Maryland|
|Brooke Griffin (2)||Sr.||Kinesiology||Maryland|
|Halle Majorana (2)||So.||Letters & Science||Maryland|
|Zoe Stukenberg||Fr.||Biological Sciences||Maryland|
|Margaret Corzel||Sr.||Business Administration||North Carolina|
|Taylor George (3)||Sr.||Journalism||North Carolina|
|Sydney Holman||Fr.||Journalism||North Carolina|
|Sloane Serpe||Sr.||Communication Studies||North Carolina|
|Alexandra Dalton||Fr.||Undeclared||Notre Dame|
|Cortney Fortunato||Fr.||Undeclared||Notre Dame|
|Caitlin Gargan||Jr.||Marketing||Notre Dame|
|Amy Cross||Sr.||Inclusive Education||Syracuse|
|Natalie Glanell||Sr.||Comm. & Rhetorical Studies||Syracuse|
|Kailah Kempney||Jr.||Health & Exercise Science||Syracuse|
|Kasey Mock||Sr.||Inclusive Education||Syracuse|
|Alyssa Murray||Sr.||Child & Family Studies||Syracuse|
|Katie Webster||Sr.||Health & Exercise Science||Syracuse|
|Liza Blue (3)||Jr.||Kinesiology||Virginia|
|Courtney Swan (2)||Jr.||Kinesiology||Virginia|
|Cawley Bromley||Jr.||Human Development||Virginia Tech|
|Meghan Macera (2)||So.||Art||Virginia Tech|
|(#) – Career All-ACC Academic Honors|