2012 All-ACC Academic Men's Golf Team Announced
June 25, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year James White of Georgia Tech leads the 2012 All-ACC Academic Team as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. The Scholar-Athlete of the Year is named after Rod Myers, Duke's legendary men's golf coach from 1973-2007. This is White's second straight honor as the ACC's Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
White, a senior management major who graduated this past May, is a four-time All-ACC Academic and three-time All-ACC team honoree. He became Georgia Tech's third recipient of the Byron Nelson Award as the nation's top collegiate senior. The Acworth, Ga. native, helped guide Georgia Tech to its fourth straight and 14th overall ACC Championship title. James White was among six ACC student-athletes receiving the Weaver-James-Corrigan Honorary Award - recognized for outstanding academic and athletic performance. White was named to the Capital One Academic All-District team for 2012, PING-GCAA All-America team and the PING All-Region East team. White enjoyed a fine senior campaign with five top-5 finishes in 10 team events and was named to the U.S. Team for the Palmer Cup. He led the Yellow Jackets and ranked third in the ACC with a 71.24 stroke average over 33 rounds during the 2011-12 season.
Five golfers who earned All-ACC honors this season secured spots on the 2012 All-ACC Academic Men's Golf Team: Duke's Julian Suri, Georgia Tech's Anders Albertson, Bo Andrews and James White and Wake Forest's Lee Bedford.
Ten of the 11 schools were represented on this year's All-ACC Academic Team. Duke and Georgia Tech led the way with five players represented. Clemson, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest claimed three players each. NC State placed two players on the team while Boston College, Florida State, North Carolina, and Virginia landed one player each to round out the team.
Twelve golfers were repeat honorees from the 2011 All-ACC Academic team, which includes Clemson's Thomas Bradshaw and Crawford Reeves, Duke's Austin Cody, Brinson Paolini and Julian Suri, Georgia Tech's James White, NC State's Chad Day and Mark McMillen, Virginia Tech's Bryce Chalkley and Wake Forest's Evan Beck, Lee Bedford and Charlie Harrison. Georgia Tech's White and Wake Forest's Bedford are four-time honorees on the team.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the award 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 consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.