2011 All-ACC Academic Women's Outdoor Track & Field Team Announced


June 28, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson’s Liane Weber has been honored as the 2011 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. Weber highlights the 2011 All-ACC Academic Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Team, which includes 22 All-ACC honorees.

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 her academic career.

A two-time All-ACC Academic Team selection, Weber successfully defended her title in the women’s heptathlon at the 2011 ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, The Wangen, Germany, native accumulated 5,463 points to become the first back-to-back champion in the event since Florida State’s Chinette Johnson won three from 1998 to 2000. Weber garnered All-ACC status in two events at the meet after also taking second in the javelin throw. She went on to earn a bid in the heptathlon at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Weber tallied 5,857 points to place second, which marked the highest ever finish at the national meet by a Tiger female in the multi-events. She bested the field in the javelin throw with a toss of 148-5. Weber, who graduated with a degree in health science in December, was recently named to the Capital One Academic All-District Track & Field Second Team.

Joining Weber as both an All-ACC Academic and All-ACC selection were Caroline King of Boston College, Alyssa Kulik, Patricia Mamona, Kim Ruck and Lauren Terstappen of Clemson, Juliet Bottorff, Erica Brand and Kate Van Buskirk of Duke, Michelle Jenije, Jessica Parry, Marecia Pemberton, Kim Williams and Amanda Winslow of Florida State, Kristen Batts of Maryland, Megan Novinger of Miami, Gabby Gioia, Christine Johnson and Ashley Verplank of North Carolina, Andie Cozzarelli of NC State and Stephanie Garcia and Morgane Gay of Virginia. Additionally, Weber, Kulik, Mamona, Ross, Bottorff, Van Buskirk, Pemberton, Williams, Cozzarelli, Garcia and Gay earned First or Second Team All-America status at this year’s NCAA Championship, along with Cydney Ross of Duke, Leslie Njoku and Joanna Wright of Georgia Tech and Lyndsay Harper and Ayla Smith of Virginia

Also highlighting this year’s team are six four-time All-ACC Academic Team honorees, including Caitlin Bailey of Boston College, Kim Williams of Florida State, Joanna Wright of Georgia Tech, Gabby Gioia of North Carolina, Ayla Smith of Virginia and Kelly Phillips of Virginia Tech. Williams and Phillips represented the ACC as members of the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America First Team. Five more student-athletes garnered the third All-ACC Academic accolade of their career, including Caroline King of Boston College, Patricia Mamona and Kim Ruck of Clemson, Miranda Wilson of Miami and Ashley Verplank of North Carolina. An additional eight collected their second honor.

2011 All-ACC Academic Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Team
Name Yr. Major School
Caitlin Bailey (4) Gr. MBA (Marketing and Finance) Boston College
Caroline King (3)* Jr. Communications Boston College
Hope Krause Sr. Human Development/Elementary Education Boston College
Stephanie Buffo Sr. Health Science Clemson
Karine Farias (2) So. Marketing Clemson
Christy Gasparino Fr. Health Science Clemson
Alyssa Kulik (2)* Jr. Psychology/Spanish Clemson
Patricia Mamona (3)* Sr. Health Science Clemson
Kim Ruck (3)* Jr. Health Science Clemson
Lauren Terstappen * Fr. Health Science Clemson
Liane Weber !(2)* Gr. Health Science Clemson
Juliet Bottorff * So. Neuroscience Duke
Erica Brand * Fr. Undeclared Duke
Amy Matulewicz (2) Sr. Sociology Duke
Destiny Roseman Fr. Undeclared Duke
Cydney Ross Jr. Public Policy Duke
Emily Schwitzer Sr. Evolutionary Anthropology Duke
Kate Van Buskirk (2)* Sr. Cultural Anthropology Duke
Brittany Whitehead Jr. Psychology Duke
Michelle Jenije * Jr. Sport Management Florida State
Jessica Parry * So. Biological Science Florida State
Marecia Pemberton (2)* So. Psychology Florida State
Chelsea Whalen Fr. Sport Management Florida State
Kim Williams (4)* Sr. Sport Management Florida State
Amanda Winslow (2)* So. Sport Management Florida State
Kayla McKeirnan Sr. Management Georgia Tech
Leslie Njoku Sr. Building Construction Georgia Tech
Joanna Wright (4) Sr. Biology Georgia Tech
Kristen Batts * Sr. Community Health Maryland
Megan Novinger * Sr. Criminology Miami
Miranda Wilson (3) Sr. Psychology Miami
Danielle Brock (2) Jr. Exercise and Sport Science North Carolina
Gabby Gioia (4)* Sr. English North Carolina
Christine Johnson * Sr. Business Administration North Carolina
Ashley Verplank (3)* Jr. Psychology North Carolina
Andie Cozzarelli * Jr. Civil Engineering NC State
Lillian Greibesland Fr. Psychology NC State
Anna Corrigan Jr. Systems Engineering Virginia
Stephanie Garcia * Sr. English Virginia
Morgane Gay * Jr. Biology Virginia
Lyndsay Harper Sr. Art-Studio Art Virginia
Dallas Rose So. Statistics Virginia
Ayla Smith (4) Sr. Kinesiology Virginia
Kelly Phillips (4) Sr. Biology Virginia Tech
Natalie Woodford So. Psychology Virginia Tech
Sarah Brobeck Jr. Chemistry Wake Forest
! denotes 2011 ACC Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year
(x) denotes number of career All-ACC Academic Team selections
* denotes 2011 All-ACC team member