Six Yellow Jackets Named To 2008 All-ACC Academic Softball Team

July 31, 2008

GREENSBORO, N.C.- Seniors Savannah Brown and Aileen Morales, juniors Whitney Haller and Blair Shimandle as well as freshmen Christy Jones and Jessica Weaver were each named to the 2008 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Softball Team as announced today by Commissioner John D. Swofford. The Yellow Jackets tied Maryland for the most honorees in the league with six apiece.

For Haller and Shimandle, this marks the third time in as many years that they have earned this recognition. Morales made the team for the second straight year while Brown, Jones and Weaver pick up their first award.

Ten All-ACC honorees this past season were named to the team as well as five All-ACC Tournament honorees. Seven student-athletes on this year’s team were named to the 2007 list.

All eight ACC schools that sponsor softball were represented on this year’s team with Georgia Tech and Maryland each placing six members. Florida State and Virginia each placed five on the team while North Carolina and ACC Champion Virginia Tech each had three. Rounding out the team were student-athletes from Boston College and North Carolina State, which each had one honoree.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned at least a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained at least a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career. The voting committee also considers athletic achievement and game participation when selecting the team.

The 2008 All-ACC Academic Softball team is as follows:

2008 All-ACC Academic Softball Team

Name                             Class      School             MajorJennifer Belak                    Sr.       Maryland           American StudiesBrittany Bessho                   Sr.       Maryland           Food Science*Breanna Brown                    Jr.       North Carolina     PsychologySavannah Brown                    Sr.       Georgia Tech       Psychology*Whitney Buckmon                  Sr.       Florida State      Sport Management*Irene Delagrammaticas            Fr.       Boston College     NursingTerese Gober                      So.       Florida State      Sport ManagementKelly Haller                      So.       Virginia           Chemistry*!Whitney Haller                  Jr.       Georgia Tech       Industrial EngineeringKerry Hickey                      Fr.       Maryland           CriminologyJennifer Hilchey                  Fr.       Maryland           EducationWhitney Holstun                   Sr.       Virginia           Health & Physical EducationChristy Jones                     Fr.       Georgia Tech       Mechanical Engineering*!Tiffany McDonald                Sr.       Florida State      Child Development*!Aileen Morales                  Jr.       Georgia Tech       Management!Meredith Nelles                  Jr.       Maryland           EducationMeghan O'Leary                    Gr.       Virginia           Education*!Brittany Osmon                  Sr.       Florida State      Math Education!Erin Ota                         Jr.       Virginia Tech      Architecture*Cassandra Palmer                 Sr.       North Carolina     Communications Studies!Allison Pressnell                So.       NC State           Biomedical EngineeringLindsey Preuss                    Sr.       Virginia           CommerceJenna Rhodes                      Jr.       Virginia Tech      Sociology!Blair Shimandle                  Jr.       Georgia Tech       International Affairs*!Angela Tincher                  Sr.       Virginia Tech      FinanceEmily Troup                       Jr.       North Carolina     Exercise & Sport Science/PsychologyJessica Weaver                    Fr.       Georgia Tech       ManagementKarla Wilburn                     Sr.       Virginia           Speech Pathology & AudiologyDevon Williams                    Jr.       Maryland           Business Management*!Carly Wynn                      So.       Florida State      Psychology

! Repeat All-ACC Academic honorees * All-ACC Performer

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