2011 All-ACC Academic Women's Swimming & Diving Team Announced


April 27, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Miami senior Brittany Viola has been recognized as the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. Viola highlights the 2011 All-ACC Academic Women's Swimming & Diving team, which includes 17 All-ACC performers.

To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his/her academic career.

A four-time All-ACC Academic selection, Viola won her second platform diving title at the 2011 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship in Austin, Texas. She accumulated a score of 354.25 to take top honors in the event. Viola also brought home a national championship in the event in 2008. She became just the second women's diver at Miami to claim a national title. Additionally, the Orlando, Fla., native earned All-America honorable mention at the 2011 national meet, placing 10th in the one-meter dive. The 2011 USA Diving Winter National Champion on the 10-meter platform, Viola is a two-time All-ACC honoree. She holds both the conference and ACC Championships record in platform diving.

Joining Viola as a four-time honoree was Duke senior Ashley Twichell. Five student-athletes collected the third honor of their career, including Abby Johnston of Duke, Katharine Adham of Florida State, Kristen Moores and Liz Shaw of Virginia and Cara Murnan of Virginia Tech. A total of 15 student-athletes garnered their second accolade. Twichell, Johnson, Moores and Shaw also recently earned All-America or All-America honorable mention at the 2011 NCAA championship.

All-ACC Academic team members that also claimed All-ACC honors at the conference championship include Abby Johnston and Ashley Twichell of Duke, Elysse Rowland and Stephanie Sarandos of Florida State, Annie Fittin and Ginny Glover of Maryland, Sofia Johansson and Annika Saarnak of Miami, Layne Brodie and Rebecca Kane of North Carolina, and Katya Bachrouche, Hannah Davis, Kelly Flynn, Emily Lloyd, Kristen Moores, Lauren Perdue and Liz Shaw of Virginia.

2011 All-ACC Academic Women's Swimming & Diving Team
Name Yr. Major School
Tori Cervone So. Visual Arts Clemson
Abby Johnston #^ Jr. Psychology Duke
Ashley Twichell %^ Sr. Psychology Duke
Katherine Adham # Sr. Management Florida State
Kelsey Goodman Fr. Family, Child and Consumer Sciences Florida State
Julia Henkel Fr. Biological Science Florida State
Tiffany Oliver Fr. Environmental Studies Florida State
Kristine Polley @ So. Exercise Science Florida State
Lisi Rowland @^ Jr. Early Childhood Education Florida State
Jessica Sabotin @ Jr. Early Childhood Education Florida State
Stephanie Sarandos @^ Jr. Exercise Science Florida State
Helen Alvey Jr. Psychology Georgia Tech
Heidi Hatteberg Jr. Aerospace Engineering Georgia Tech
Victoria Cassidy Fr. Biology Maryland
Annie Fittin @^ Sr. Elementary Education Maryland
Ginny Glover @^ Jr. Communication Maryland
Alex Hamilton @ Jr. Communication Maryland
Sofia Johansson ^ So. Criminology Miami
Lindsay Lester Fr. Undeclared Miami
Annika Saarnak ^ Sr. Sports Administration Miami
Brittany Viola !% Sr. Comm. Broadcasting/Sports Admin. Miami
Thea Vock Fr. Education Miami
Layne Brodie @^ Jr. English North Carolina
Danielle Jansen Fr. Undeclared North Carolina
Rebecca Kane ^ Sr. Communication Studies North Carolina
Katie Keel Jr. Journalism & Mass Communication North Carolina
Ashley Miller Sr. Biology North Carolina
Jenna Moore @ Jr. Journalism & Mass Communication North Carolina
Marie Pesacreta @ Jr. Business Administration North Carolina
Katie Rechsteiner Fr. Undeclared North Carolina
Sarah Tanner @ Jr. History North Carolina
Julianna Prim Jr. Biological Sciences NC State
Katya Bachrouche @^ Sr. Psychology Virginia
Hannah Davis ^ Sr. Biology Virginia
Riley Flanagan Fr. Undeclared Virginia
Kelly Flynn @^ So. Biology Virginia
Jenny Lewis @ Jr. Government Virginia
Emily Lloyd ^ Fr. Undeclared Virginia
Kristen Moores #^ Sr. Foreign Affairs Virginia
Lauren Perdue ^ So. Undeclared Virginia
Liz Shaw #^ Sr. Psychology Virginia
Cara Murnan # Jr. Political Science Virginia Tech
Lauren Ritter @ Sr. Psychology Virginia Tech
Carissa Santora So. English Virginia Tech
Laura Simon So. Biochemistry Virginia Tech
! denotes 2011 ACC Women's Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year
@ denotes two-time honoree
# denotes three-time honoree
% denotes four-time honoree
^ denotes 2011 All-ACC team member