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June 28, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – 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|
|**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