2012 All-ACC Academic Field Hockey Team Announced
Feb. 28, 2013
Maryland senior defender Harriet Tibble has been named the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year and headlines the 2012 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Field Hockey Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
A marketing major, Tibble is the 13th ACC student-athlete across all sports to be named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for consecutive seasons. It is the third time the Surrey, England, native has been selected to the All-ACC Academic Team.
Tibble was named to the NFHCA All-American Second Team and has been on the All-ACC squad the past three years. She helped the Terrapins advance to the NCAA semifinals all four years of her career, along with winning two national titles.
All six schools that compete in field hockey are represented on this year’s All-ACC Academic Team, led by Duke with eight selections. North Carolina has six players recognized, followed by Maryland and Virginia with five apiece. Boston College and Wake Forest both have three student-athletes garner accolades.
The 2012 All-ACC Academic Team features four All-Americans, seven members of the All-ACC Team, and 14 that were recognized as NFHCA All-Region.
In addition to Tibble, All-ACC Academic team members who also earned All-ACC honors this past season include Duke’s Paula Heimbach and Emmie Le Marchand, Maryland’s Megan Frazer, North Carolina’s Emily Wold, Virginia’s Jennifer Johnstone, and Wake Forest’s Lizzie Rae.
Maryland’s Frazer was named to the league’s academic honor team for the fourth time in her career. Boston College’s Paige Norris, Duke’s Abby Hassinger, Le Marchand, and Mary Nielsen, Maryland’s Janessa Pope and Tibble, North Carolina’s Marta Malmberg, and Wake Forest’s Rae were selected for a third time.
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 consideration for the ACC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.