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 


First Team
Kevin Rice, Syracuse, Sr., Lacrosse
Devin Carter, Virginia Tech, Gr., Wrestling

Second Team 
Tyler Wilps, Pitt, Sr., Wrestling

Third Team 
Stephen Behr, Clemson, Sr., Golf
Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech, Sr., Golf


First Team 
Lauren Blazing, Duke, Sr., Field Hockey
Lee Kiefer, Notre Dame, Jr., Fencing
Anna Kottkamp, Notre Dame, Sr., Rowing

Second Team 
Kelsi Worrell, Louisville, Jr., Swimming
Loren Shealy, North Carolina, Sr., Field Hockey 
Elisha Hande, NC State, Sr., Tennis 
Ashley Armstrong, Notre Dame, Sr., Golf
Emma Reaney, Notre Dame, Sr., Swimming 

Third Team 
Courtney Swan, Virginia, Sr., Lacrosse