Fourteen ACC Student-Athletes Named Academic All-Americans
The ACC boasts five first team honorees
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Fourteen Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes have been named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men's and Women's At-Large Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
ACC female student-athletes combined for nine Academic All-America selections, while ACC male student-athletes totaled five honorees.
The at-large teams for the Capital One Academic All-America® program include the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis and water polo for both men and women, as well as bowling, crew and field hockey for women, and volleyball and wrestling for men.
Duke field hockey standout Lauren Blazing, and Notre Dame fencer Lee Kiefer and rower Anna Kottkamp earned Capital One Academic All-America First Team honors. The ACC had five named to the second team, including Louisville swimmer Kelsi Worrell, North Carolina field hockey player Loren Shealy, NC State tennis player Elisha Hande, and Notre Dame swimmer Emma Reaney and golfer Ashley Armstrong. Virginia lacrosse attacker Courtney Swan collected third-team honors.
Syracuse's men's lacrosse attackman Kevin Rice and Virginia Tech wrestler Devin Carter were each named to the First Team, Pittsburgh wrestler Tyler Wilps to the second team, and golfers Anders Albertson from Georgia Tech and Stephen Behr, Jr. of Clemson each earned third-team accolades. Also representing the Irish was Peter Schneider of the ice hockey team.
ACC Student-Athletes on the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Division I At-Large Team