2012 All-ACC Academic Men's Swimming & Diving Team Announced

May 9, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Virginia’s David Karasek has been recognized as the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced today by the conference office. Karasek highlights the 2012 All-ACC Academic Men’s Swimming & Diving Team.

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 academic career.

A graduate student studying Professional Development, Karasek won ACC titles at the 2012 ACC Championship in the 200 individual medley and 200 freestyle, setting a new Virginia school record in the 200 IM. Also a member of the victorious Cavalier 800 freestyle relay, the native of Meisterschwanden, Switzerland finished his career with five ACC titles and was a member of four team championships. This is his third career All-ACC Academic honor.

At the national level, Karasek earned All-America honors on Virginia's fourth-place 800 freestyle relay as well as honorable mention accolades as a member of the 400 freestyle and 400 medley relay teams. He also was an All-American in the 200 freestyle with his seventh-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Championships. An eight-time All-American, Karasek swam at the NCAA Championships four times in his career and is expected to represent his native Switzerland at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Earning their fourth-career conference academic honors are Clemson’s Chris Dart and Virginia Tech’s Blake Trabuchi-Downey. Florida State’s Nicholas Klein, Georgia Tech’s Brandon Makinson, NC State’s Brandon Kingston, and Virginia Tech’s Greg Mahon, Logan Shinholser, and Matthew Baumler earned their third recognition.

Name School Year Major
Chris Dart % Clemson Sr. Communications
Piotr Safronczyk Duke GS Markets & Management Studies
Ted Minturn Duke Jr. Sociology
Kevin Rogers Florida State Fr. Sport Management
Mark Weber @ Florida State Jr. Sport Management
Michael Neubacher @ Florida State Sr. Sport Management
Nicholas Klein # Florida State Jr. Interdisciplinary Social Science
Thomas Neubacher @ Florida State So. Sport Management
Andrew Kosic Georgia Tech Fr. Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Anton Lagerqvist @ Georgia Tech So. Industrial Engineering
Brandon Makinson # Georgia Tech Jr. Aerospace Engineering
Elliott Brockelbank Georgia Tech Fr. International Affairs
Eric Chiu Georgia Tech Jr. Industrial Design
Nico Van Duijn Georgia Tech Fr. Electrical Engineering
Andrew Relihan @ Maryland Sr. Education
David Speese Maryland Fr. Undecided
Brett Nagle North Carolina Jr. Communication Studies
Brock Park North Carolina Sr. Politcal Science
David MacDonald North Carolina Sr. Communication Studies
Dominick Glavich North Carolina Fr. Nursing
JT Stilley @ North Carolina So. Business Administration
Patrick Myers North Carolina Fr. Business Administration
Brandon Kingston # NC State Jr. Human Biology
Hudson Rains NC State Jr. Mathematics
Ivan Kopas NC State Jr. Electrical Engineering
Jonathan Boffa @ NC State So. Graphic Design
Briggy Imbriglia @ Virginia Sr. Economics
David Ingraham Virginia Fr. Undeclared
David Karasek # Virginia GS Education
Jakob Kolod Virginia Fr. Undeclared
Nathaniel Hart Virginia So. Electrical Engineering
Taylor Grey @ Virginia So. Undeclared
Blake Trabuchi-Downey % Virginia Tech Sr. Biology
Greg Mahon # Virginia Tech Jr. Mining Engineering
Kyle Butts Virginia Tech Fr. Finance
Logan Shinholser # Virginia Tech Jr. Chemical Engineering
Matthew Baumler # Virginia Tech Sr. Hospitality Tourism Management
Nicholas Tremols @ Virginia Tech So. Communication
Ryan Hawkins @ Virginia Tech So. Architecture
Zach McGinnis @ Virginia Tech Jr. Politcal Science
@ denotes two-time honoree
# denotes three-time honoree
% denotes four-time honoree