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

June 30, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C.—Virginia Tech senior Kristi Castlin was named the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced today by Commissioner John Swofford, and headlines 40 student-athletes who were selected for the All-ACC Academic Women’s Outdoor Track & Field team. Castlin was both an All-ACC performer and All-America performer this season and is one of only three members of the All-ACC Academic squad earning their fourth honor.

To be eligible for Scholar-Athlete of the Year, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade-point-average in each of the last two semesters and have maintained a 3.00 GPA throughout her career. Student-athletes must have earned a 3.00 GPA during the spring semester and own the same cumulative mark to be eligible for selection to the All-ACC Academic team.

Castlin was an All-ACC performer at her fourth consecutive ACC Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship, clocking a season-best 12.59 runner-up finish in the 100-meter hurdles, just behind teammate and ACC Women’s Track Performer of the Year Queen Harrison. At the NCAA championship in Eugene, Ore., Castlin came in fourth in 13.00, securing an All-America honor at her second straight NCAA meet and third overall. The Douglasville, Ga., native ranked seventh in the conference in the 200-meter dash with a wind-aided 23.65 time and second in the 100-meter hurdles. A political science major with a concentration in legal studies, Castlin was named “Who’s Who Among Virginia Tech Students.”

Also highlighting the All-ACC Academic Women’s Outdoor Track & Field team are 20 All-ACC performers, including event champions Liane Weber of Clemson; Amy Fryt of Duke; Jennifer Dunn, Pilar McShine, Marecia Pemberton, and Kim Williams of Florida State; and Alana Clooten of Georgia Tech. Also included among the 40-member team are 10 individuals who are earning their second All-ACC Academic selection, seven three-time honorees, and four-time members Caroline Kennedy of Clemson, Asia Washington of Virginia Tech, and Castlin.

Eleven of 12 teams are represented on the All-ACC Academic squad, with Florida State’s nine members leading the way, followed closely in second by Clemson’s eight picks. Duke and Georgia Tech each had four honorees, while Boston College, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech had three apiece. Miami and NC State had two and Maryland and Wake Forest rounded out the order with one selection each.

2010 All-ACC Academic Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Team
Name Yr. School Major
Caitlin Bailey @% Sr. Boston College Biology
Kelsey Huckins % So. Boston College Nursing
Caroline King !% Jr. Boston College Communications
Linda Buchholz @% Sr. Clemson Marketing
Karine Farias Fr. Clemson Pre-Business
Caroline Kennedy # Sr. Clemson Health Science
Alyssa Kulik So. Clemson Psychology
Patricia Mamona !% Jr. Clemson Health Science
Amy Morrison Jr. Clemson Health Science
Kim Ruck !% So. Clemson Health Science
Liane Weber !% Jr. Clemson Health Science
Suejin Ahn So. Duke Public Policy
Kate Van Buskirk % Sr. Duke Cultural Anthropology
Amy Fryt % Jr. Duke Public Policy
Karolina Haraldsdottir Sr. Duke International Comparative Studies
Pasca Cheruiyot % Jr. Florida State Social Science
Jennifer Dunn % So. Florida State Dietetics
Callie Giffin % So. Florida State Biology
Allyn Laughlin !% Jr. Florida State Psychology
Pilar McShine !% Sr. Florida State Psychology
Andrea Palen Jr. Florida State Sport Management
Marecia Pemberton % Fr. Florida State Exercise Science
Kim Williams @% Jr. Florida State Sport Management
Amanda Winslow Fr. Florida State Sport Management
Alana Clooten @% Sr. Georgia Tech Health Systems
Mary Kate Dubard ! So. Georgia Tech Industrial Engineering
Tiffany Grant Sr. Georgia Tech Management
Joanna Wright @ Jr. Georgia Tech Biology
Christina Nelson Sr. Maryland Kinesiological Science
Kristy Whyte @ Sr. Miami Exercise Science
Miranda Wilson ! Jr. Miami Psychology
Brie Felnagle % Sr. North Carolina Communication Studies
Gabby Gioia ! Jr. North Carolina English
Ashley Verplank !% Jr. North Carolina Psychology
Julia Kick So. NC State Management
Emily Pritt So. NC State Communication
Kristi Castlin $#% Sr. Virginia Tech Political Science
Kelly Phillips @ Jr. Virginia Tech Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise
Asia Washington # Sr. Virginia Tech Accounting & Information Systems
Myesha Barr Fr. Wake Forest Undeclared
! denotes two-time selection
@ denotes three-time selection
# denotes four-time selection
$ denotes 2010 ACC Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year
% denotes 2010 All-ACC performer