The ACC Hot List: Thursday, October 28

Oct. 28, 2010


Graduation Success Rate

  • Overall, 3 ACC schools recorded cumulative GSRs over 90, the most in any BCS AQ conference.
  • A total of 10 league schools were at or above the national GSR average of 79. In the sport of football, more ACC teams were above the national average than any other BCS AQ conference.
  • More ACC Men’s Basketball teams were above the national average by comparison BCS AQ conferences.

    Men's Golf

  • Former Clemson All-American Jonathan Byrd made a hole-in-one on the fourth playoff hole to win the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, NV. It is believed to be the first time in the history of the PGA Tour that a player won an event with a hole-in-one on the final hole. Byrd was an All-American at Clemson from 1997-00. He started on four Clemson teams that finished in the top 10 and he became the first Clemson golfer to make first-team All-ACC four times.
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  • Christian Ponder has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) 2010 Sportsmanship Award. He was selected from the largest group of nominees in the six-year history of the award. Candidates for the award must be starters or significant contributors; be in good academic standing; demonstrate respect for competitors, school, teammates and coaches; show an ability to accept victory and defeat graciously; convey a high degree of humility and integrity; and demonstrate commitment in the classroom and to the community
  • Anthony Castonzo and Christian Ponder have been named to the Nationa Scholar-Athlete Class The 2010 National Scholar-Athlete Class will be honored at the 2010 NFF Annual Awards Dinner December 7 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

    Cross Country

  • The ACC leads the way with 6 ranked women’s teams and 5 ranked men’s teams in the top thirty of the USTFCCCA poll.

    Field Hockey

  • In a battle of two conference unbeatens, then-No. 2 Maryland scored with less than three minutes remaining in the game to edge then-No. 1 North Carolina, 3-2, on Saturday.
  • In the latest Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I Coaches Poll, Maryland moved into the top spot after it defeated North Carolina, which fell to No. 2. Virginia is No. 3. All six league teams rank in the top 18.