2012 All-ACC Academic Men's Lacrosse Team Announced
June 27, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Duke’s CJ Costabile has been recognized as the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced today by the conference office. Costabile highlights the 2012 All-ACC Academic Men’s Lacrosse Team.
A senior majoring in history, Costabile garnered accolades in 2012 as a Tewaaraton Award finalist, the winner of the Lt. j.g. Donald MacLaughlin Jr. Award as the nation’s top midfielder, USILA Scholar All-American and All-America First Team member, and as the winner of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. The native of New Fairfield, Conn., was named as the ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year and voted to the All-ACC Team and the ACC All-Tournament Team. This is his third career All-ACC Academic honor.
Four men’s lacrosse student-athletes who earned All-Conference honors this past season secured spots on the All-ACC Academic squad, while 13 selections are repeat All-ACC Academic team honorees. Joining Costabile as student-athletes who earned both All-ACC Academic Team recognition and All-Conference honors in 2012 are Duke’s Rob Rotanz and Jordan Wolf, and Maryland’s Jesse Bernhardt.
Duke’s Justin Turri was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the fourth time in his career, while Costabile, Rotanz, and Stephen Coyle earned their third honor.
Duke has placed at least 12 student-athletes on the team for the sixth consecutive year as the Blue Devils registered a league-high 14 honorees, one shy of their program-high (15). North Carolina and Maryland followed with five honorees, while Virginia had one.
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.
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.