2015 All-ACC Academic Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Team Announced
NC State’s Jonathan Addison recognized as sport’s ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – NC State’s Jonathan Addison has been recognized as the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Outdoor 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.
Addison, a multi-talented student-athlete who competed in both field and running events, made his mark in the NCAA Championships, where he earned first-team All-America honors with a fourth-place long jump of 7.99 meters. That ranked as a season best for the the rising senior from Raleigh, North Carolina, who placed among the top four in four events at the 2015 ACC Championships, including silver medal showings in both the long jump and the high jump.
Recognized as the conference’s 2015 Men’s Field Performer of the Year, Addison also exceled as a sprinter. He posted a time of 10.44 in the 100 meters that placed fourth at the ACC Championships and ranked fifth in the league for the outdoor season. Additionally, he was part of the Wolfpack’s 4x100relay team that placed fourth at the ACC final.
Addison, an Industrial Engineering major, earned Capital One Academic All-District honors and has been a mainstay on ACC All-Academic teams for both indoor track and field, as well as the ACC Honor Roll.
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 2015 All-ACC Academic Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Team also scored enough points at the ACC Championships to earn All-Conference honors, earned All-America honors, was named an ACC Performer of the Week on at least one occasion and/or qualified for the finals of the NCAA Championships held earlier this month at Eugene, Oregon.
The All-ACC Academic Team also includes three members of the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in Florida State’s Stefan Brits (first team), Syracuse’s Martin Hehir (first team) and Florida State’s Jonathan Reid (third team).
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.
The complete 2015 All-ACC Academic Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Team: