Maryland's John Named ACC Wrestling Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

April 26, 2011

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland junior Kyle John has been named the 2010-11 Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year and heads up the sport's All-ACC Academic Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

All six league schools that compete in wrestling are represented on this year's All-ACC Academic Team, which includes five All-ACC wrestlers that earned All-ACC honors during the past season, and nine that competed in the 2011 NCAA Division I Championships.

Ten of the 20 student-athletes named to the 2010-11 All-ACC Wrestling Academic Team earned spots on the squad on at least one previous occasion.

John, a junior civil engineering major from Coopersburg, Pa., is a two-time All-ACC performer who finished the 2010-11 season ranked 15th nationally in the 157-pound weight class. John finished the season with a 31-11 record for the ACC champion Terrapins, including a 15-4 dual match mark and a 4-1 record in ACC regular-season matches. He was 6-0 in matches decided by pins.

A five-time member of the Maryland Athletics Director's Honor Roll and a Dean's List honoree (3.5 GPA or higher) in spring of 2010, John has also served as an officer and active participant on the school's Student Athlete Advisory Council and has played a key role in National Student Athlete Day activities held at the university since the 2008-09 academic year.

Virginia led all schools with eight student-athletes named to the All-ACC Wrestling Academic Team. Maryland had four selections, and Virginia Tech three. 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.

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.

2010-11 All-ACC Academic Wrestling Team

Name, School Year Major
**Michael Bell, Duke Sr. Electrical & Computer Engineering

Ryan Harding, Duke Fr. Undeclared

*Kyle John, Maryland Jr. Civil Engineering

*Dex Lederer. Maryland Sr. Business Management

*Corey Peltier, Maryland Jr. Elementary Education

Lou Ruland, Maryland Sr. Biology

*Daniel Helena, North Carolina Jr. Journalism & Mass Communications

Brett Farina, NC State Jr. Business Administration

Pedram Rahmatabadi, NC State Jr. International Relations

**Jack Danilkowicz, Virginia Sr. Education

*Stephen Doty, Virginia So. Civil Engineering

*Dave Ebbott, Virginia Sr. Commerce

Jon Fausey, Virginia So. Undeclared

Shawn Harris, Virginia Sr. Government

*Nick Nelson, Virginia Sr. Economics

*Matt Snyder, Virginia So. Undeclared

Joe Spisak, Virginia Fr. Undeclared

Devin Carter, Virginia Tech Fr. Biological Sciences

Chris Diaz, Virginia Tech Sr. Human Development

Chris Moon, Virginia Tech Fr. University Studies

ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Kyle John, Maryland

* - Two-time honoree
** - Three-time honoree
*** - Four-time honoree