2015 All-ACC Women’s Lacrosse Academic Team Announced

Virginia’s Courtney Swan named Scholar-Athlete of the Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia senior Courtney Swan has been named the 2015 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. 

Swan, an IWLCA Second Team All-American and a Third Team Capital One Academic All-American, led the ACC in assists per game (1.84), ranked fourth in draw controls (4.47) and ninth in points per game (3.47). The All-ACC Second Team member and Tewaaraton Trophy nominee was also the recipient of a prestigious Weaver-James-Corrigan ACC Postgraduate Scholarship this season and the Virginia Athletic Department's ACC Scholar Award presented annually to one male and one female student-athlete based on academic excellence and performance with distinction as a member of a varsity team.

All eight of the league’s women’s lacrosse programs are represented on the All-ACC Academic Team, led by Duke with nine selections. North Carolina, Syracuse and Virginia each placed five on the team, Notre Dame and Boston College each had three, while Louisville had two and Virginia Tech one. 

Duke’s Taylor Trimble and Virginia’s Liza Blue earned their fourth ACC All-Academic Team honor, while Boston College’s Mikaela Rix and Swan 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: Courtney Swan, Virginia 

2015 All-ACC Academic Women’s Lacrosse Team 
Tess Chandler, So., Communication, Boston College
Caroline Margolis, Jr., Applied Psych/Human Dev. & Economics, Boston College
Mikaela Rix (3), Sr., Finance, Boston College
Kelsey Duryea, Jr., Psychology, Duke
Kyra Harney, Fr., Undeclared, Duke
Kerrin Maurer, (2), Sr., Political Science, Duke
Claire Scarrone, Jr., History, Duke
Brigid Smith, Sr., Public Policy, Duke
Maura Schwitter, So., Evolutionary Anthr, Duke
Erin Tenneson, Sr., Psychology, Duke
Katie Trees, Sr., Public Policy, Duke 
Taylor Trimble (4), Sr., Public Policy, Duke
Courtnee Daley, Jr., Marketing, Louisville
Hannah Koloski, So., Exercise Science, Louisville
Kelly Devlin, Sr., Journalism & Mass Comm., North Carolina
Sydney Holman (2), So., Undeclared, North Carolina
Aly Messinger, Jr., Exercise & Sport Science, North Carolina
Caileigh Sindall, Sr., Exercise & Sport Science & Journalism, North Carolina 
Courtney Waite, Sr., American Studies & History, North Carolina 
Alexandra Dalton (2), So., Neuroscience & Behavior, Notre Dame
Cortney Fortunato (2), So., Psychology, Notre Dame
Barbara Sullivan, Sr., Design, Notre Dame
Taylor Gait, R-So., Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises, Syracuse 
Halle Majorana, Jr., Child & Family Studies, Syracuse 
Kaeli O’Connor, So., Biology, Syracuse
Kelsey Richardson, Sr., Psychology, Syracuse
Mallory Vehar, R-Jr., Chemistry, Syracuse
Kelly Boyd, Jr., Economics, Virginia
Liza Blue (4), Sr., Kinesiology, Virginia 
Kelsey Gahan, Sr., Studio Art, Virginia
Courtney Swan, (3), Sr., Kinesiology, Virginia
Rachel Vander Kolk, Fr., Engineering, Virginia
Megan Will, Sr., Human Development, Virginia Tech 

(#) – Career All-ACC Academic Honors