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April 15, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland senior Hudson Taylor has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year and heads up the sport's 2009-10 All-ACC Academic Team, as announced today by Commissioner John D. Swofford.
The honor is the second for Taylor, who was also named the ACC Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the conclusion of the 2007-08 season. It caps a banner year for the Pennington, N.J., native, who was named the ACC Wrestler of the Year, the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the ACC Championships in March, and became the first wrestler in Maryland history to earn All-America honors three straight years.
Taylor, who placed fourth in the 197-pound weight class at this year's NCAA Championships, tied for the highest number of wins nationally during the 2009-10 season with 42. Taylor will leave Maryland as the winningest wrestler in school history with a 165-28 career record.
A Dean's List student who has received a number of academic and leadership awards during his college career, Hudson is a member of the All-ACC Wrestling Academic Team for the third year in a row.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.
Taylor is joined on the 2009-10 All-ACC Wrestling Academic Team by five Maryland teammates. ACC champion Virginia led all schools with seven selections, and Duke had five players honored. Duke's honorees included senior John Barone, the 2008-09 ACC Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a four-time All-ACC Academic Team honoree.
The All-ACC Wrestling Academic Team features five student-athletes who also earned spots on the All-ACC team, and a total of seven that participated in NCAA postseason competition.
To be eligible for ACC All-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.
|2009-10 All-ACC Academic Wrestling Team|
|***John Barone, Duke||Sr.||History/Religion|
|*Michael Bell, Duke||Jr.||Electrical & Computer Engineering|
|Andrew Fulk, Duke||So.||Undeclared|
|Voris Tejada, Duke||Sr.||History|
|*Peter Terrezza, Duke||So.||Undeclared|
|Matthew Bogusz, Maryland||Jr.||Kinesiology|
|Dallas Brown, Maryland||Fr.||Letters & Sciences|
|Kyle John, Maryland||Jr.||Civil Engineering|
|*James Knox, Maryland||Sr.||Kinesiology|
|Corey Peltier, Maryland||So.||Elementary Education|
|**Hudson Taylor, Maryland||Sr.||Individual Studies|
|*Jeremy Shaw, North Carolina||Sr.||Business Administration|
|Scott Norris, NC State||So.||Management|
|*Jack Danilkowicz, Virginia||Sr.||Commerce|
|Stephen Doty, Virginia||Fr.||Engineering|
|Dave Ebbott, Virginia||Jr.||Commerce|
|Ross Gitomer, Virginia||Sr.||Education/Math|
|Brent Jones, Virginia||Sr.||Kinesiology|
|Pat Riley, Virginia||Sr.||Sociology|
|Matt Snyder, Virginia||So.||Undelcared|
|* - Two-time honoree; ** - Three-time honoree; *** - Four-time honoree|