Alec Clifford Named To ACC All-Academic Cross Country Team

Feb. 14, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior cross country athlete Alec Clifford was named to the 2013 ACC All-Academic team as announced by the league Friday. Clifford was selected among 30 male student-athletes from around the conference.

To be eligible for 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 or her academic career.

The 2013 ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s cross country is NC State’s Andrew Colley. Florida State’s Colleen Quigley was selected as the 2013 ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women’s cross country.

Clifford maintained a 3.41 GPA in biomedical engineering throughout the 2013 season and currently owns a 3.70 cumulative GPA. The Acworth, Ga. native, finished second for Georgia Tech, and sixth overall, in the UGA Invitational with a time of 26:12. He recorded a career-best 8K time of 24:20 in his 13th place finish at the Furman Classic and crossed the finish line with a career-best 10K time of 31:33 at the NCAA South Regionals.

2013 All-ACC Women’s Cross Country Academic Team
Alexa Aragon, Sr., Notre Dame   Science Preprofessional
Lindsi Arrington, Sr., Miami    Motion Picture Practice
Juliet Bottorff, Gr., Duke      Management
Alexandra Clinton, Sr., Syracuse        Art
Kelly Curran, Sr., Notre Dame   Science-Business
Madeline Davidson, So., Boston College  Communications
Courtney Dobbs, Sr., Virginia Tech      Finance
Hannah Eckstein, Jr., Notre Dame        International Economics
Vicky Fouhy, Gr., Virginia      Higher Education
Gabriella Gonzales, Jr., Notre Dame     Biology
Linden Hall, Jr., Florida State Dietetics
Annie LeHardy, Jr., North Carolina      Journalism/Public Relations
Nicole Irving, Sr., Wake Forest Chemistry with Biology
Samantha Jones, So., Wake Forest        Undeclared
Sydney Leiher, Fr., Syracuse    Sport Management
Margo Malone, So., Syracuse     Biology
Haley Meier, Fr., Duke  Undeclared
Morgan Mueller, Sr., Boston College     Political Science
Elizabeth O’Brien, So., Boston College  Administrative Studies
Emily Pritt, Gr., NC State      Communications
Colleen Quigley, Jr., Florida State     Dietetics
Molly Seidel, So., Notre Dame   Anthropology
Meredith Speakman, So., Syracuse        Marketing/Management
Kathleen Stevens, Sr., Virginia Kinesiology
Barbara Strehler, Gr., Virginia English Education
Cara Talty, Sr., Clemson        Graphic Communications
Joanna Thompson, Jr., NC State  Zoology
Hannah Walker, Jr., Florida State       Nutrition & Food Science
Liv Westphal, Jr., Boston College       Communication
Elizabeth Whelan, So., North Carolina   Studio Art/Communications
Brittany Winslow, Jr., Boston College   Environmental Geoscience
Pippa Woolven, So., Florida State       Social Science

2013 All-ACC Men’s Cross Country Academic Team
Richard Addison, Sr., Pittsburgh        Electrical Engineering
Brian Atkinson, Sr., Duke       Biology
Timothy Ball, So., Notre Dame   Undeclared
Christian Britto, Sr., Duke     Economics
Michael Clevenger, So., Notre Dame      Science Preprofessional
Alec Clifford, Sr., Georgia Tech        Biomedical Engineering
Andrew Colley, Sr., NC State    Accounting
Connor Crowley, Jr., Wake Forest        Chemistry with Biochemistry
Martin Grady, Sr., Notre Dame   Accountancy
Griffith Graves, Gr., Syracuse  New Media Management
Roland Hakes, So., Clemson      History
Martin Hehir, Jr., Syracuse     Biology
Kevin Johnson, Gr., Florida State       Finance
Reed Kamyszek, Sr., Syracuse    Biochemistry & Ethics
Jacob Kildoo, Jr., Notre Dame   Philosophy
Patrick Lesiewicz, Sr., Notre Dame      Mathematics
Thomas Madden, Fr., Virginia    Undeclared
John Paul Malette, Gr., Notre Dame      Accelerated MBA
Michael Mansy, Jr., NC State    Business Administration
Robert Molke, Sr., Syracuse     Marketing
Scott Morgan, Jr., North Carolina       Mathematical Decision Sciences
Michael Moverman, Gr., Duke     Management
Drew Paisley, Sr., Virginia     Kinesiology
Thomas Porter, Gr., Virginia    Kinesiology
Jacob Poyner, Fr., Wake Forest  Undeclared
Isaac Presson, Sr., North Carolina      Business
Alex Rose, Sr., Wake Forest     Finance
Max Straneva, Sr., Syracuse     Heath & Exercise Science
Shaun Thompson, Jr., Duke       Biophysics
Jacob Zivec, Sr., Florida State Finance

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