June 21, 2016
Greensboro, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Chris Petefish and Vincent Whaley have been named to the 2015-16 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Golf Team, announced Tuesday by the conference office and commissioner John Swofford.
Petefish, a sophomore from Danville, Calif., and Whaley, a junior from McKinney, Texas, made the All-Academic team for the second time each. They were the Yellow Jackets’ top two golfers in 2015-16 in terms of scoring average, Whaley leading at 72.73 and Petefish ranking second at 72.95. Whaley recorded six top-10 finishes, including the second victory of his career at the Clemson Invitational in the spring. Petefish posted a pair of top-10 finishes, including a tie for seventh at the ACC Championship.
Clemson’s Stephen Behr was named the Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, which is named after Rod Myers, Duke’s men’s golf coach from 1973-2007. Six golfers who earned All-ACC honors this season secured spots on the All-ACC Academic team: Clemson’s Behr, Duke’s Adam Wood, Florida State’s Hank Lebioda, Louisville’s Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Virginia’s Derek Bard and Jimmy Stanger.
Clemson’s Behr and Wake Forest’s Davis Womble are four-time ACC All-Academic honorees, while Virginia’s Bard was recognized for the third time. Ten league programs are represented on the academic team, led by Duke with five honorees. Clemson and Virginia had four players recognized, while Louisville had three golfers honored.
Tech has placed at least two of its golfers on the ACC All-Academic team since it was established in 2006. The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards was established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Four Yellow Jackets have earned that honor – James White (twice), Ollie Schniederjans and Anders Albertson.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
Rod Myers Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Stephen Behr, Clemson
All-ACC Academic Men’s Golf Team
Carson Young, Jr., Clemson (Marketing) @
Stephen Behr, GR, Clemson (Financial Management) %
Miller Capps, Sr., Clemson (Economics)
Bryson Nimmer, Fr., Clemson (Pre-Business)
Adam Wood, So., Duke (Statistics) @
Jacob Shuman, So., Duke (Sociology) @
Alex Smalley, Fr., Duke (Undeclared)
Matthew Oshrine, Jr., Duke (Economics)
Max Greyserman, Jr., Duke (PPS/CulAnth)
Hank Lebioda, Sr., Florida State (Finance) @
Josh Lee, Jr., Florida State (Management/Marketing) @
Vincent Whaley, Jr., Georgia Tech (Business Administration) @
Chris Petefish, So., Georgia Tech (Business Administration) @
William Register, So., North Carolina (Economics) @
Stephen Franken, So., NC State (Business Administration)
David Cooke, Sr., NC State (Management)
Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Sr., Louisville (Sport Administration) @
Keegan de Lange, Fr., Louisville (Sociology)
Simon Zach, Fr., Louisville (Sociology)
Jimmy Stanger, Jr., Virginia (Commerce) @
Derek Bard, Jr., Virginia (Foreign Affairs) #
Thomas Walsh, Fr., Virginia (Undeclared)
Danny Walker, So., Virginia (Undeclared)
Joey Lane, Jr., Virginia Tech (Finance) @
Davis Womble, Sr., Wake Forest (Finance) %
@ Two-time honoree
# Three-time honoree
% Four-time honoree
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