July 31, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C.- Seniors Savannah Brown and Aileen Morales, juniors Whitney Haller and Blair Shimandle as well as freshmen Christy Jones and Jessica Weaver were each named to the 2008 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Softball Team as announced today by Commissioner John D. Swofford. The Yellow Jackets tied Maryland for the most honorees in the league with six apiece.
For Haller and Shimandle, this marks the third time in as many years that they have earned this recognition. Morales made the team for the second straight year while Brown, Jones and Weaver pick up their first award.
Ten All-ACC honorees this past season were named to the team as well as five All-ACC Tournament honorees. Seven student-athletes on this year’s team were named to the 2007 list.
All eight ACC schools that sponsor softball were represented on this year’s team with Georgia Tech and Maryland each placing six members. Florida State and Virginia each placed five on the team while North Carolina and ACC Champion Virginia Tech each had three. Rounding out the team were student-athletes from Boston College and North Carolina State, which each had one honoree.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned at least a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained at least a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career. The voting committee also considers athletic achievement and game participation when selecting the team.
The 2008 All-ACC Academic Softball team is as follows:
2008 All-ACC Academic Softball Team
Name Class School MajorJennifer Belak Sr. Maryland American StudiesBrittany Bessho Sr. Maryland Food Science*Breanna Brown Jr. North Carolina PsychologySavannah Brown Sr. Georgia Tech Psychology*Whitney Buckmon Sr. Florida State Sport Management*Irene Delagrammaticas Fr. Boston College NursingTerese Gober So. Florida State Sport ManagementKelly Haller So. Virginia Chemistry*!Whitney Haller Jr. Georgia Tech Industrial EngineeringKerry Hickey Fr. Maryland CriminologyJennifer Hilchey Fr. Maryland EducationWhitney Holstun Sr. Virginia Health & Physical EducationChristy Jones Fr. Georgia Tech Mechanical Engineering*!Tiffany McDonald Sr. Florida State Child Development*!Aileen Morales Jr. Georgia Tech Management!Meredith Nelles Jr. Maryland EducationMeghan O'Leary Gr. Virginia Education*!Brittany Osmon Sr. Florida State Math Education!Erin Ota Jr. Virginia Tech Architecture*Cassandra Palmer Sr. North Carolina Communications Studies!Allison Pressnell So. NC State Biomedical EngineeringLindsey Preuss Sr. Virginia CommerceJenna Rhodes Jr. Virginia Tech Sociology!Blair Shimandle Jr. Georgia Tech International Affairs*!Angela Tincher Sr. Virginia Tech FinanceEmily Troup Jr. North Carolina Exercise & Sport Science/PsychologyJessica Weaver Fr. Georgia Tech ManagementKarla Wilburn Sr. Virginia Speech Pathology & AudiologyDevon Williams Jr. Maryland Business Management*!Carly Wynn So. Florida State Psychology
! Repeat All-ACC Academic honorees * All-ACC Performer