GREENSBORO, N.C. — On Thursday afternoon, the ACC announced Avery Bartlett, Bria Matthews, Nahom Solomon, and Jeanine Williams have been named to the all-ACC ITF academic teams.
In order to be selected each student-athlete must obtain a minimum 3.0 GPA from the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career.
Williams earned the honor of being named to the women’s all-ACC ITF academic team while studying Biochemistry. She has not only been impressive in the classroom but also on the track. During the indoor season, her time in the 60m hurdles was the third best in the ACC, and 12th best in the nation.
She was named ACC Performer of the Month for her performance at the BSC Icebreaker meet, and qualified for the Indoor NCAA Track and Field Championships, where she finished 15th.
Matthews earned all-American honors in the women’s triple jump after finishing in fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a personal-best mark of 13.50m. She was also an ACC Champion, finishing in first in the triple jump with a 13.21m mark. Currently, Matthews is studying Electrical Engineering and is set to graduate this semester, but will be back in the fall after missing nearly two years of action due to injury.
On the men’s side, both Bartlett and Solomon were selected to the men’s all-ACC ITF academic team.
Bartlett earned all-ACC honors after finishing in second during the ACC Indoor Championships in the 800m event.
He would also break women’s track and field head coach, Alan Drosky‘s 31-year-old school record in the 1000m event, finishing with a first-place time of 2:22.49. He currently is studying Computational Media.
Solomon broke the 5000m school record at the first indoor meet of the season, and would later finish in eighth in the 3000m event during the ACC Indoor Championship. He also broke his own school record by more than four seconds in the 3000m event and his 7:57.73 time put him second in the ACC standings. Currently, Solomon is earning his masters of science.