The ACC Hot List: Thursday, October 7

Oct. 7, 2010


  • The Heisman Trophy Trust announced it has selected former Florida State University and NFL running back Warrick Dunn as the fifth recipient of the Heisman Humanitarian Award. The award will be formally presented to Dunn at the 76th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Dinner on December 13, 2010 in New York City.
  • Virginia Tech cornerback Jayron Hosley has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Oct. 2.

    Men’s Basketball

  • Eight ACC players are among those listed for 2010-11 John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list as announced by The Los Angeles Athletic Club.
  • ACC players on the preseason list are Virginia Tech senior guard Malcolm Delaney, North Carolina sophomore forward John Henson, Duke senior forward Kyle Singler, Florida State junior forward Chris Singleton, Duke senior guard Nolan Smith, NC State senior forward Tracy Smith, Boston College senior forward Joe Trapani and Maryland sophomore forward Jordan Williams.

    Women’s Basketball

  • The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced its women’s preseason candidates for the 2011 John R. Wooden Award on Tuesday with Duke senior Jasmine Thomas one of 30 selected.

    Men’s Soccer

  • Maryland forward Jason Herrick has been named a finalist for the 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.

    Women’s Soccer

  • Virginia’s Meghan Lenczyk becomes the third straight ACC student-athlete to be named the NSCAA Women’s Soccer Player of the Week.
  • Florida State goalkeeper Kelsey Wys was named the National Primetime Player of the Week by Wys was joined on the Primetime Performers of the Week list by Virginia senior forward Meghan Lenczyk.
  • The Miami-Clemson game saw Hurricane senior Brittney Steinbruch tie former Miami star Britney Butcher (2001-04) as the program's all-time leading scorer. Steinbruch now has 73 career points.

    Field Hockey

  • North Carolina moved back to No. 1 in the latest Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll, with Maryland at No. 2 and Virginia at No. 4. All six ACC teams are ranked in the top 14.
  • Maryland’s Missy Meharg claimed her 400th career win Sunday as the Terps defeated No. 19 Michigan, 4-3. Meharg is now 400-102-9 over her 23 years at Maryland. Her career winning percentage of .792 is second-highest among all active NCAA Division I coaches. She becomes the 10th coach in NCAA history to reach the 400-win plateau.


  • NC State’s 3-0 sweep of Miami was a program first. It marked the first time since 1996 that the program has picked up two or more straight-set ACC wins

    Swimming & Diving

  • Florida State senior Rob Holderness earned a NCAA automatic qualifying mark in the 100 breaststroke at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India, on Tuesday. His mark of 1:01.64 broke the Welsh record in the event and is a lifetime best time.
  • Virginia freshman Rachel Naurath and senior Scot Robison have been named to the 2010-11 United States National Team roster. Naurath was selected to the team in the 200-meter butterfly, and Robison made the squad in the 100 freestyle.


  • Former Wake Forest golf alums Bill Haas and Gary Hallberg were both winners on their respective tours. Haas completed a wire-to-wire victory at the PGA Tour’s Viking Classic outside of Jackson, Miss. and Hallberg fired a course-record 61 to come from behind and win the Champions Tour Ensure Classic in Hickory, N.C