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A record 3,967 student-athletes are recognized for classroom achievements
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The 58th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, recognizing academic excellence by student-athletes during the 2013-14 academic year, was announced today by ACC Commissioner John Swofford.
The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 3,967 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom during the 2013-14 academic year.
Duke led all schools with an ACC-record 494 student-athletes recognized, eclipsing its own mark of 474 set last year. Boston College followed with 402 honorees, and Notre Dame saw 397 student-athletes achieve Honor Roll status following its first year of ACC membership.
North Carolina saw 347 student-athletes recognized, followed by Virginia with 305, Virginia Tech with 232, NC State with 230, Syracuse with 229, Maryland with 224, Pitt with 213, Florida State with 202, Clemson with 198, Wake Forest with 183, Georgia Tech with 159 and Miami with 152.
Headlining this year's list are three student-athletes that are six-time ACC Honor Roll recipients: Duke’s Kenny Anunike (football), Georgia Tech’s Elizabeth Lacksen (track and field) and NC State’s Emily Pritt (cross country/track and field).
Thirty-two student-athletes earned ACC Honor Roll status for the fifth time: Boston College’s Corinne Boyles (ice hockey) and Jacob Sinkovec (football); Duke’s Juliet Bottorff (track and field/cross country), Ross Cockrell (football), Kim DeCesare (soccer), Devon Gagliardi (field hockey), Michael Moverman (cross country/track and field), Perry Simmons (football) and Todd Zafirovski (basketball); Florida State’s Philip Doumar (football) and Jessica Nori (softball); Georgia Tech’s Bo Andrews (golf); Maryland’s Christine Knauss (field hockey) and Sean O’Leary (track and field); Miami’s Garrett Nygren (track and field); North Carolina’s Meghan Drake (field hockey), Michelle Ikoma (gymnastics), Meredith Magjuka (gymnastics) and Ashley Miess (track and field); NC State’s Caroline Ellington (golf), Rachel Fincham (gymnastics), Ryanna Henderson (cross country/track and field), Ethan Ogburn (baseball), Meagan Proper (soccer) and Amy Roderer (rifle); Virginia’s Elizabeth Brightwell (golf), Jonathan Fausey (wrestling), Whit Mayberry (baseball) and Barbara Strehler (cross country/track and field), and Wake Forest’s Garret Drogosch (track and field), Thomas Finneran (track and field) and Andrew Lubahn (soccer).
The 2013-14 Academic Honor Roll features 30 ACC Players of the Year. Fall sport honorees include Florida State’s Jameis Winston (football), NC State’s Andrew Colley (men’s cross country), Florida State’s Colleen Quigley (women’s cross country), Notre Dame’s Harrison Shipp (men’s soccer offensive), Duke’s Emily Sklar (volleyball) and Duke’s Ally McCurdy (volleyball defensive).
Winter sports ACC Players of the Year/Honor Roll recipients include Duke’s Elizabeth Williams (women’s basketball defensive), Duke’s Bottorff (women’s indoor track), Maryland’s Thea LaFond (women’s indoor field), Duke’s Nick McCrory (men’s diving), Notre Dame’s Emma Reaney (women’s swimming), Virginia Tech’s Kaylea Arnett (women’s diving) and NC State’s Nick Gwiazdowski (wrestling).
Spring sport Player of the Year honorees include Florida State’s DJ Stewart (baseball), Georgia Tech’s Ollie Schniederjans (men’s golf), Duke’s Celine Boutier (women’s golf), Duke’s Jordan Wolf (men’s lacrosse offensive), Syracuse’s Kayla Treanor (women’s lacrosse offensive), Notre Dame’s Megan Douty (women’s lacrosse defensive), Virginia’s Alex Domijan (men’s tennis), Florida State’s Maddie O’Brien (softball), Florida State’s Lacey Waldrop (softball pitcher), Duke’s Bottorff (women’s outdoor track), Virginia Tech’s Martina Schultze (women’s outdoor field) and six members of the Virginia First Varsity Eight (rowing): Sarah Jordan, Constanze Duell, Chandler Lally, Georgia Ratcliff, Brandy Herald and Elle Murray.
The league saw nine ACC Freshmen of the Year named to the honor roll: Florida State’s Winston (football), Virginia’s Thomas Madden (men’s cross country), Boston College’s Zeiko Lewis (men’s soccer), Virginia’s Jasmine Burton (volleyball), Maryland’s Connor Cannizzaro (men’s lacrosse), North Carolina’s Sydney Holman (women’s lacrosse), Maryland’s Zoe Stukenberg (women’s lacrosse) North Carolina’s Hayley Carter (women’s tennis) and Virginia’s Ratcliff (rowing).