Georgia Tech's O'Neill Leads All-ACC Academic Women's Tennis Team

June 28, 2012

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Georgia Tech senior Jillian O’Neill has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year and heads up the sport’s 2012 All-ACC Academic Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

O’Neill, a native of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, finished her senior season ranked 12th nationally. The All-American and two-time All-ACC selection finished her senior season with a 30-14 mark in singles, including a 17-9 dual conference record and an 8-3 record in conference play. All 17 of her dual wins came on the No. 1 court, and 16 of her total victories came against fellow nationally-ranked opponents. O’Neill also teamed with Alex Anghelescu to achieve the No. 23 spot in the final ITA doubles rankings.

O’Neill is a three-time member of the dean’s list (including the 2012 spring semester) and has earned a spot on the ACC Honor Roll, which will be announced later this summer.

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 minimum 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters. The 2012 All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team features three student athletes who earned All-America honors this season – O’Neill, Miami’s Anna Bartenstein and North Carolina’s Shinann Featheston.

The All-ACC Academic Team also includes 11 student-athletes who were All-ACC selections, seven that were honored at least once as ACC Player of the Week and 10 that have earned All-ACC Academic honors on at least one previous occasion. The latter group includes four-time honoree Martha Blakely of Virginia Tech, who was named her university’s Outstanding Graduating Senior for the College of Science. To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during her academic career.

2012 All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team
Name, School Year Major
**Katarina Gajic, Boston College Sr. Economics
Kara Vyskocilova, Clemson So. Financial Management
Ester Goldfeld, Duke Fr. Undeclared
Hanna Mar, Duke So. Mathematics
Annie Mulholland, Duke Fr. Undeclared
Monica Turewicz, Duke Fr. Undeclared
Carolina De Los Santos, Florida State Jr. Economics
Amy Sargeant, Florida State Jr. Sport Management
Francesca Segarelli, Florida State Jr. International Affairs
***Lynn Blau, Georgia Tech Sr. Industrial Engineering
**Elizabeth Kilborn, Georgia Tech Sr. Biology
**Caroline Lilley, Georgia Tech Sr. MGT-BSBA
Jasmine Minor, Georgia Tech Fr. MGT-BSBA
Jillian O’Neill, Georgia Tech Sr. MGT-MSBA
***Anna Bartenstein, Miami Sr. Marketing
Melissa Bolivar, Miami So. International Finance & Marketing
Lina Lileikite, Miami Fr. Sports Administration
***Gabriela Mejia-Mateus, Miami Sr. International Finance & Marketing
Liat Zimmerman, Miami Fr. Economics
***Zoe De Bruycker, North Carolina Jr. Business Administration
***Shinann Featherston, North Carolina Sr. Exercise & Sports Science
Haley Hemm, North Carolina Sr. Global Studies
Joelle Kissell, NC State So. Communication
**Emily Fraser, Virginia Sr. Kinesiology
***Lindsey Hardenbergh, Virginia Sr. Spanish
****Martha Blakely, Virginia Tech Sr. Chemistry/Biochemistry
Ryann Cutillo, Wake Forest Sr. Psychology
ACC Women’s Tennis 2012 Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Jillian O’Neill, Georgia Tech
** Repeat All-ACC Academic Team Selection
***Three-time All-ACC Academic Team Selection
**** Four-time All-ACC Academic Team Selection