Aug. 6, 2013
THE FLATS – The 57th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, recognizing academic excellence by student-athletes during the 2012-13 academic year, was announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
Georgia Tech had 157 student-athletes selected to the honor roll, including five-time honorees Elizabeth Lacksen (women’s track) and Minghao Wang (golf).
In addition, 14 Yellow Jackets earned a place on the honor roll for the fourth time, including Bo Andrews (golf), Shayla Bivins and Danielle Hamilton-Carter (women’s basketball), Susan Carlson and Nicki Meyer (volleyball), Kelly Delashmit (softball), Eric Powers, Perron Jones and Aaron Unterberger (men’s track and field), Brandon Mackinson, Kate Riley and Zach Tillman (swimming), Elizabeth Kilborn (women’s tennis) and Brandon Thomas (baseball).
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 2,909 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom during the 2012-13 academic year.
Duke led all schools with an ACC-record 474 student-athletes recognized, eclipsing its own mark of 452 set last year. Boston College saw 391 student-athletes honored, followed by North Carolina with 329, Virginia (286), Florida State (222), Virginia Tech (216), Maryland (192), NC State (181), Clemson (175), Georgia Tech (157), Miami (156) and Wake Forest (130).
The 2012-13 Academic Honor Roll features 23 ACC Players of the Year. Those student-athletes include Clemson’s Brittney Waller (women’s indoor field); Duke’s Henrique Cunha (men’s tennis), Brendan Fowler (men’s lacrosse defensive), Chelsea Gray (women’s basketball coaches’), Kara McCormack (women’s diving), Nick McCrory (men’s diving), Ali McCurdy (volleyball defensive) and Elizabeth Williams (women’s basketball defensive); Florida State’s Ashley Neff (volleyball); Maryland’s Patrick Mullins (men’s soccer), Iliana Sanza (women’s lacrosse defensive) and Katie Schwarzmann (women’s lacrosse offensive); North Carolina’s Kent Emanuel (baseball pitcher) and Tom Luchsinger (men’s swimming); NC State’s Emily Weiman (softball pitcher) Virginia’s Brittany Altomare (women’s golf), Sarah Cowburn (rowing), Contanze Duell (rowing), Susanne Grainger (rowing), Chandler Lally (rowing) and Kristine O’Brien (rowing), and Virginia Tech’s Pete Yates (wrestling) and Alexander Ziegler (men’s indoor field).