2016 Women’s Tennis All-ACC Academic Team Announced

North Carolina’s Carter recognized as sport’s ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – North Carolina junior Hayley Carter has been recognized as the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and heads up the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. 
The 2016 ACC Player of the Year and the ACC Women’s Championship MVP, Carter enjoyed one of the most impressive seasons in UNC women’s tennis history. She is the first player in program history to hold the nation’s No. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles simultaneously. Carter garnered the No. 1 seed in both singles and doubles at the NCAA Championship and advanced to the title match in singles while reaching the semifinals in doubles in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Carter was named All-America in both singles and doubles by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).  The 2016 ACC Player of the Year registered a 49-5 overall singles record and a 37-7 doubles record playing alongside fellow All-American Whitney Kay.
An economics major from Hilton Head, South Carolina, Carter was also selected to the 2016 Academic All-America Division I Women’s At-Large First Team, announced June 9 by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She was the only tennis player named to the 15-member first team.

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 careers as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

Every member the 2016 All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis also earned first-, second- or third-team all-conference honors. Six – North Carolina’s Carter and Kay, Miami’s Sinead Lohan, Stephanie Wagner and Wendy Zhang, and Virginia’s Julia Elbaba – achieved ITA All-America status in singles and/or doubles.

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team. 

The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July. 

Duke leads all schools with five All-ACC Academic Team selections. Three each were named from Miami and North Carolina.

The complete 2016 Women’s Tennis All-ACC Academic Team:

Name, School, Class, Major
Asiya Dair, Boston College, So., Economics
Beatrice Capra, Duke, Sr., Cultural Anthropology
Ellyse Hamlin, Duke, Fr., Undeclared
Samantha Harris, Duke, So., Political Science
Chalena Maess-Scholl, Duke, Jr., Computer Science
Kaitlyn McCarthy, Duke, Fr., Undeclared
Daneika Borthwick, Florida State, Grad, Sports Management
Sinead Lohan, Miami, So., Economics
Stephanie Wagner, Miami, Sr., Economics
Wendy Zhang, Miami, So., Management
Jessie Aney, North Carolina, Fr., Undecided
Hayley Carter, North Carolina, Jr., Economics
Whitney Kay, North Carolina, Sr., Communications
Martina Frantova, NC State, Jr., Business Administration
Brooke Broda, Notre Dame, So., Accountancy
Quinn Gleason, Notre Dame, Sr., Film, Television & Theater
Julia Elbaba, Virginia, Sr., Media Studies
Elena Cerezo Codina, Virginia Tech, Jr., Human Development
Francesca Fusinato, Virginia Tech, Jr., Human Nutrition Food & Exercise
Kimmy Guerin, Wake Forest, Jr., Psychology

2016 Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year:  Hayley Carter, North Carolina