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Four Jackets Named to All-ACC Academic Men's Track and Field Team

June 29, 2007

ATLANTA – Matt DiDia, E.C. Gibbs, Billy Mateker and Nazar Trilisky were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic men’s track and field team announced Friday by the conference office and commissioner John D. Swofford.

DiDia, a sophomore management major (3.62 GPA), ran team season-best times in the 200-meter and 400-meter dash. The Roswell, Ga. native, who led the men’s 4×400-meter team to an eighth-place finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships, earns All-ACC Academic honors for the first time in his career.

Gibbs, a sophomore management major (3.14 GPA), enjoyed a great season ending in a trip to the NCAA East Region Championships in the 1500-meter run. The Cullman, Ala. native placed fifth in the 1500m at the ACC Outdoor Championships and sixth in the 800-meter run at the ACC Indoor Championships. Gibbs was named to All-ACC Academic team for the first time.

Mateker, a material science and engineering major from Lawrenceville, Ga., finished his first season on the flats with a trip to the USATF Junior Track and Field Championships where he placed 18th in the 1500m and a perfect 4.0 GPA. The freshman was also part of the distance medley relay team that clocked a season-best time of 10:02.80 at the Penn Relays.

Trilisky, a computer engineering major (3.92 GPA), posted a personal record time in the 3000-meter run (8:43.33) at the ACC Indoor Championships, finishing 24th. The junior from Snellville, Ga. was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District III second team and makes his first appearance on the All-ACC Academic team.

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 academic career.

2007 All-ACC Men’s Academic Track & Field Team

Adam Bingaman, Virginia Tech -Sr. -Electrical Engineering
Kellen Blassingame, Virginia -Gs. -Education
Ian Cassidy, Duke -Jr. -Civil Engineering
Charles Clark, Florida State -Fr. -Business
Robert Clauss, Virginia Tech -Jr. -Mechanical Engineering
John Crews, NC State -Jr. -Mechanical Engineering
Mark DellaVolpe, Duke -Jr. -Economics
Matt DiDia, Georgia Tech -So. -Management
Andrew Dumm, Virginia -Sr. -Foreign Affairs
Michael Feathers, Clemson -Jr. -Marketing
Jan Foerster, Virginia -Sr. -Economics
Ryan Foster, Virginia -Sr. Computer Science
Stephen Furst, NC State -Jr. -Aerospace Engineering
Javier Garcia-Tunion, FSU -Jr. -Management
E.C. Gibbs, Georgia Tech -So. -Management
Bryce Iverson, Clemson -So. -General Engineering
Andrew Jesien, Virginia -So. -Undeclared
Daniel King, Duke -Sr. -Political Science
Christopher Kollar, NC State -Jr. -Biological Sciences
Andrew Krumins, Florida State -So. -Undeclared
Thomas Lancaster, Florida State -Sr. -Exercise Science
Erek Latzka, North Carolina -So. -Economics
Billy Mateker, Georgia Tech -Fr. -Material Science and Engineering
Casey McGinn, Miami -Jr. -Accounting
Hubert Mitchell, Florida State -Jr. -Communication Studies
Matej Muza, Virginia Tech -So. -Geography
Cedric Nabe, Florida State -Sr. -Information Technology
Devin Regan, Maryland -So. -Marketing
Ian Reynolds, North Carolina -Sr. -Political Science
Christopher Rowland, Duke -So. -Biomedical Engineering
Joseph Samaniuk, Virginia Tech -Sr. -Chemical Engineering
Thomas Sensing, Virginia Tech -Fr. -Undeclared
Taylor Smith, Virginia -Sr. -English Language
Wesley Smith, NC State -Jr. -Economics
Mateo Sossah, North Carolina -Fr. -Business
Nazar Trilisky, Georgia Tech -Jr. -Computer Engineering
Tibor Vegh, NC State -Jr. -Economics
Phillip Warsaw, Wake Forest -So. -Mathematical Economics
Travis Whitfield, Florida State -So. -English Education
Jeremy Zagorski, Boston College -Jr. -Biology

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