North Carolina’s Loren Shealy Named ACC Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year


2013 All-ACC Academic Field Hockey Team announced

GREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina junior forward Loren Shealy has been named the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year and leads the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team, as announced Wednesday by Commissioner John Swofford.

Shealy, a business administration major from Charlotte, N.C., is the first North Carolina student-athlete to be named a Robertson Scholar and is splitting her time between the North Carolina and Duke campuses.  With a career GPA of 4.0, she is the two-time winner of the NCAA Elite 89 Award that recognizes the top GPA at the NCAA Semifinals. She was named Sports Illustrated’s female College Athlete of the Year for 2012-13.

On the field, Shealy tallied 24 points and led the Tar Heels as team captain to the program’s fifth straight appearance in the national semifinals.

Boston College’s Paige Norris, Duke’s Emmie Le Marchand, and North Carolina’s Marta Malmberg earned their fourth career All-ACC Academic honor. Duke’s Devon Gagliardi and Paula Heimbach, Maryland’s Katie Gerzabek, and Virginia’s Hadley Bell and Jenny Johnstone were named to the squad for the third time.

All seven ACC schools that compete in field hockey are represented on the All-ACC Academic Team, led by North Carolina with nine players.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports.  Candidates for the award 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, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.


2013 ACC Field Hockey Scholar Athlete of the Year: Loren Shealy, North Carolina


2013 All-ACC Academic Field Hockey Team
Virgyna Muma @, Sr., Boston College (Communication)
Paige Norris %, Sr., Boston College (Human Resource Management )
AshLeigh Sebia, So., Boston College (Communication)
Abby Beltrani, Jr., Duke (Cultural Anthropology)
Lauren Blazing @, Jr., Duke (Cultural Anthropology & Political Science)
Devon Gagliardi #, GS, Duke (Master of Management Studies)
Paula Heimbach #, Sr., Duke (Evolutionary Anthropology)
Aileen Johnson, So., Duke (Undeclared)
Amanda Kim, So., Duke (Undeclared)
Emmie Le Marchand %, Sr., Duke (English)
Katie Gerzabek #, Jr., Maryland (Kinesiology and Spanish Language, Literature and Culture)
Natalie Hunter, Sr., Maryland (Environmental Science and Policy)
Alyssa Parker, So., Maryland (Letters and Sciences)
Sarah Sprink @, So., Maryland (Letters and Sciences)
Sassi Ammer, Jr., North Carolina (Exercise and Sports Science)
Emma Bozek @, So., North Carolina (Business)
Charlotte Craddock, Jr., North Carolina (Public Policy)
Casey Di Nardo, So., North Carolina (Journalism/Advertising)
Meghan Drake @, Sr., North Carolina (Biology)
Marta Malmberg %, Sr., North Carolina (Business)
Loren Shealy @, Jr., North Carolina (Business)
Samantha Travers, Jr., North Carolina (Communications)
Emily Wold @, So., North Carolina (Communications)
Lauren Brooks, Jr., Syracuse (Nutrition)
Laura Hahnefeldt, Sr., Syracuse (Advertising; Psychology)
Jordan Page, Jr., Syracuse (Health & Phys Ed)
Emma Russell, So., Syracuse (Economics)
Hadley Bell #, Sr., Virginia (English)
Caleigh Foust, Fr., Virginia (Undeclared)
Jenny Johnstone #, Jr., Virginia (Environmental Sciences)
Kelsey LeBlanc, Jr., Virginia (Psychology)
Katie Robinson @, Sr., Virginia (Sociology)
Lindsay Graham, Fr., Wake Forest (Undeclared)

@ Two-time honoree
# Three-time honoree
% Four-time honoree