2017 All-ACC Academic Women’s Indoor Track & Field Team Announced
Virginia Tech’s Green recognized as sport’s ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Virginia Tech senior middle-distance runner Hanna Green has been recognized as the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Indoor 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.
Green earned first-team All-America honors for the third year in a row at this year’s NCAA Indoor Championships, taking the silver medal in the 800 meters on March 11 at College Station, Texas. Green, a three-time ACC champion, posted an NCAA time of 2:02.13 to reset her own program record in the event for the second time this season.
Earlier, Green had set the ACC Championship record in the women’s 800 with a time of 2:02.28 in the finals at Notre Dame’s Loftus Sports Center on February 25. The Latrobe, Pennsylvania, native’s effort also broke her own school record – which stood for two weeks until Green again set the standard during the NCAAs. Green also ran on the Hokies’ school-record setting 4x400 relay team and was named the ACC Women’s Track Performer of the Week following her performance in the Virginia Tech Challenge on February 21.
In the classroom, Green achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the fourth consecutive semester while earning dean’s list honors. An interior design major, Green is eligible for her fourth selection to the ACC honor roll. She is also the Virginia Tech Women’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year and is a member of the university’s All-Academic Team.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September of 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.
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. Every student-athlete selected to the 2017 All-ACC Women’s Track and Field Academic Team earned All-America and/or All-ACC honors this past season. Conference champion Miami leads all schools with eight selections to the 2017 All-ACC Women’s Track and Field 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.
2017 All-ACC Women’s Track and Field Academic Team:
Name, School, Class, Major
Paige Duca, Boston College, So., Business
Robin Gross, Boston College, Jr., Environmental Geoscience
Elizabeth Knoll, Boston College, So., English & Communication
Molly McCabe, Boston College, So., Marketing & Sociology