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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
|**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