April 19, 2017
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech swimming and diving had six student-athletes earn All-ACC Academic Team recognition, the ACC office announced on Wednesday. Seniors Andrea Demick and Maddie Paschal were named to the women’s team, while seniors Robert Borowicz and Omar Eteiba, as well as juniors Noah Harasz and Brian Woodbury all earned a spot on the men’s team.
A recipient of the 2017 Weaver-James Corrigan Award, Demick earned All-ACC Academic Team honors for the first time this season. The three-time honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar all-American and three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member, Demick served as a team captain for the Jackets this season. A business administration major with a 3.98 cumulative grade point average, Demick qualified for the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships for the fourth straight year this season. She also turned in a Tech-best score of 288.30 in the 3-meter dive on the year. A four-time NCAA Zone Diving Championship qualifier, Demick was also a 2015-16 recipient of the Tommy Towles Scholar-Athlete Award.
Paschal also earned her first spot on the All-ACC Academic Team on Wednesday. The senior has posted a 3.48 cumulative grade point average while working toward her degree in business administration. In her senior season in 2016-17, Paschal set the school record in the 100 back at the ACC Championships. She also recorded the third-best time on the team in the 200 back and was a member of both the 200 and 400 medley record setting relay teams this season. A 2015-16 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention selection and a 2014-15 Team Most Improved Award recipient, Paschal was also recently awarded the L.W. “Chip” Roberts Award given to the top GT student-athlete in academics, athletics and campus life.
Like both Demick and Paschal, Borowicz and Eteiba both earned All-ACC Academic Team honors for the first time in their Tech careers.
A 2015-16 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention selection, Borowicz has posted a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average as a computer science major. Also a L.W. “Chip” Roberts Award recipient this year, the senior recorded the fourth-best time in both the 100 and 200 back events in the water for the Jackets in 2016-17. He also turned in the fifth-fastest time on the team in the 50 free on the year.
A business administration major with a cumulative grade point average of 3.82 over his four years at Tech, Eteiba received All-ACC Academic Team honors for the first time in his career. A 2015-16 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention selection, the senior diver competed at the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships this season, marking the fourth straight year in which he qualified for the event, and turned in the second-best score for Tech in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives on the year.
For the third straight year, Harasz earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team. A 2015-16 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention selection, Harasz placed third at the ACC’s in the 400 medley relay that set a new school record. The junior was also a member of the 200 medley relay team that also set a new Tech record on the season. He posted the second-fastest time on the team in both the 50 and 100 free events and recorded the fourth-fastest time for Tech in the 200 free on the year. A computer science major, Harasz has recorded a 3.52 cumulative grade point average over his three years on The Flats.
Also a computer science major, Woodbury has turned in a 3.70 cumulative grade point average in the classroom at Tech and was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the second time in his career. A 2015-16 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention selection and a 2014-15 Academic All-ACC Team member, Woodbury had the fourth-fastest time on the year in the 200 IM for the Jackets this season. He also posted the fifth-fastest time on the team in the 100 back and the sixth-best time for Tech on the year in both the 100 fly and 200 back events.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports.
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.
The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.
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