2015 All-ACC Academic Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Team Announced

Florida State’s Colleen Quigley recognized as sport’s ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State’s Colleen Quigley has been recognized as the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’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. 

An elite distance runner who graduated in May as a Garnet and Gold Scholar with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Quigley set the ACC record in the 3,000 meters steeplechase at the NCAA Championships earlier this month at Eugene, Oregon. Quigley’s gold medal time of 9:29.32 ranked as third-fastest in collegiate history as she earned All-America honors for the ninth time in her collegiate running career.

Quigley lowered  her steeplechase mark to 9:24.92 at last week’s USA Track & Field Championships, placing third to earn a spot at the upcoming IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.

A St. Louis native, Quigley also took an ACC Championships gold medal in the women’s 1,500 meters with a time of 4:14.06. Her time of 4:11.61 in the 1,500 on April 16 at the Mt. SAC relays ranked third nationally for the 2015 season.

Quigley earned All-ACC Outdoor Academic honors for her fourth consecutive season as a Seminole and received Academic All-America recognition for the second straight year. She is a two-time winner of the Golden Nole Award as Florida State’s top student-athlete. This marks the second ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award of the academic year for Quigley, who was also honored following the Indoor Track season.

Quigley joins former Duke standout Juliet Bottorff as the only student-athletes in league history to earn the ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award in women’s cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field.

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 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Team also scored earned All-Conference honors or place among the top eight in their respective event, earned athletic or academic 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.  

Two NCAA champions are among the All-Academic honorees in FSU’s Quigley and Notre Dame’s Molly Seidel.

The All-ACC Academic Team also includes three members of the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in Miami’s Lea Johnson (first team) and Florida State’s Quigley and Hannah Acton (second 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 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field All-ACC Academic Team:

Name, School   Class   Major  
Ann Isabelle Kennedy, Boston College Fr. Secondary Education/English
Liv Westphal, Boston College Sr. Communications
Danielle Winslow, Boston College Sr. Chemistry
Grace Barnett, Clemson Fr. Elementary Education
Erica Brand, Duke Gr. Humanities
Megan Clark, Duke Jr. Psychology
Madison Heath, Duke Fr. Undeclared
Karli Johonnot, Duke Sr. Psychology
Madeline Kopp, Duke So. Literature
Hannah Acton, Florida State Jr. Exercise Science
Linden Hall, Florida State Sr. Dietetics
Elizabeth Ichite, Florida State Gr. Biomedical Sciences
Karly Jackson, Florida State Jr. Meteorology
Sydnee Over, Florida State So. Pre-Business
Colleen Quigley, Florida State Sr. Dietetics
Helene Swanepoel, Florida State Fr. Pre-Engineering
Sage Watson, Florida State So. Marketing
Pippa Woolven, Florida State Sr. Social Sciences
Samantha Becker, Georgia Tech Sr. Civil Engineering
Benadate Cheruiyot, Louisville So. Public Health
Chanel Krause, Louisville So. Sport Administration
Linda Mutter, Louisville Fr. Exercise Science
Dolly Nyemah, Louisville Jr. Social Work
Bre’Yana Wash, Louisville So. Nursing
Dakota Daoiley-Harris, Miami Jr. Sport Administration
Lea Johnson, Miami Sr. Microbiology & Immunology
Tiffany Okieme, Miami Jr. Psychology
Kayann Monique Richards, Miami Sr. Human & Social Develop./Ind. & Rel. Develop.
Cori Floyd, North Carolina Sr. Health & Policy Management
Emily Godwin, North Carolina So. Undeclared
Sarah Howard, North Carolina Jr. Biology/Religious Studies
Xenia Rahn, North Carolina Sr. Business Administration
Avana Story, North Carolina Sr. Exercise & Sport Science
Erika Kemp, NC State Jr. Psychology & Spanish
Joanna Thomson, NC State Sr. Zoology & English
Margaret Bamgbose, Notre Dame Jr. Information Technology Management
Parker English, Notre Dame Fr. Undeclared
Mary-Esther Gourdin, Notre Dame Sr. American Studies
Amber Lalla, Notre Dame Sr. Science Pre-professional
Carly Loeffel, Notre Dame Sr. Accountancy
Emily Morris, Notre Dame Sr. Sociology
Molly Seidel, Notre Dame Jr. Anthropology
Brooke Shasteen, Pitt Sr. Psychology/Sociology
Shaina Harrison, Syracuse Jr. Psychology
Margo Malone, Syracuse Jr. Biology
Shalyn Tuite, Syracuse Sr. Biology
Hanna Green, Virginia Tech So. Interior Design
Sabine Kopplin, Virginia Tech Sr. Marketing
Nyki Caldwell, Wake Forest Sr. Health & Exercise Science

2015 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year:  Colleen Quigley, Florida State