Aug. 8, 2012
THE FLATS – The 56th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, recognizing academic excellence by student-athletes during the 2011-12 academic year, was announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
Georgia Tech had 149 student-athletes selected to the honor roll, including five-time honorees Hunter Clasen, Joe Fulton, Mary Kownack and Erica Penk from the Yellow Jackets’ track and field team, softball’s Caroline Hilton and football’s Roddy Jones.
The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the full academic year. The conference acknowledged a record 2,903 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom during the 2011-12 academic year.
Duke led the league with 452 honorees, and Boston College followed with 369. Virginia was third with 291 honorees, closely followed by North Carolina with 290. Maryland saw 259 student-athletes earn honors, followed by Virginia Tech (225), NC State (209), Clemson (194), Florida State (192), Georgia Tech (149), Wake Forest (140) and Miami (133).
The 2011-12 Academic Honor Roll features 19 ACC Players of the Year. Those student-athletes include Clemson’s April Sinkler (women’s outdoor track and field); Duke’s Curtis Beach (men’s indoor track and field), C.J. Costabile (men’s lacrosse), Lindy Duncan (women’s golf), Ali McCurdy (volleyball) and Elizabeth Williams (women’s basketball); Florida State’s Michelle Jenije (women’s indoor track and field) and James Ramsey (baseball); Maryland’s Jesse Bernhardt (men’s lacrosse) and Katie Schwarzmann (women’s lacrosse); Miami’s Lane Carico (volleyball); North Carolina’s Stephanie Peacock (women’s swimming), Lori Spignola (softball pitcher) and Tyler Zeller (men’s basketball); NC State’s Ryan Hill (cross country); Virginia Tech’s Devin Carter (wrestling), Logan Shinholser (men’s diving) and Alexander Ziegler (men’s outdoor track and field) and Wake Forest’s Katie Stengel (women’s soccer).
The league saw six ACC Freshmen of the Year named to the honor roll, including Duke’s Williams (women’s basketball), Florida State’s Colleen Quigley (women’s cross country), Miami’s Hannah Hawks (rowing), Virginia’s Mitchell Frank (men’s tennis) and Ellen Williamson (swimming) and Virginia Tech’s Nick Brascetta (wrestling).