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ACC Announces 2012-13 Academic Honor Roll

BC's Eagle of the Year Jillian King was named to the All-ACC honor roll for the fourth consecutive year.

BC's Eagle of the Year Jillian King was named to the All-ACC honor roll for the fourth consecutive year.

Aug. 6, 2013

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -

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The 57th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic honor roll, recognizing academic excellence by student-athletes during the 2012-13 academic year, was announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. Boston College was ranked second in the ACC with 391 student-athletes honored by the conference.

The honor roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the full academic year. The conference acknowledged 2,909 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom during the 2012-13 academic year.

Duke led the league with 474 selections. BC followed with 391. North Carolina was third with 329 honorees, while Virginia placed fourth with 286. FSU had 222 student-athletes honored while Virginia Tech (216), Maryland (192), NC State (181), Clemson (175), Georgia Tech (157), Miami (156) and Wake Forest (130) rounded out the list.

The honor roll for Boston College features 26 football players including starting quarterback Chase Rettig while 61 track and field athletes were named to the team along with 2012-13 Eagle of the Jillian King.

The women's ice hockey team, which advanced to the Frozen Four for the third consecutive season, placed 12 players on the honor roll, including senior All-American Blake Bolden.

The women's soccer team, which has advanced to the NCAA Tournament 10 straight seasons, had 15 student-athletes named to the honor roll including three-time recipient Jessica Mickelson. The men's soccer team placed seven athletes on the honor roll including three-time recipient and SAAC President Chris Ager and goalkeeper Justin Luthy, who was also a three-time honor roll recipient.

Field hockey was represented by 12 student-athletes including Emma Plasteras, who was an NFHCA All-American Second Team honoree. The women's lacrosse team placed 12 players on the team, including Mikeala Rix, who was an IWLCA All-American Second Team honoree this past season.

Rowing placed 33 student-athletes on the team while the women's basketball had six, including ACC All-Rookie team honoree Nicole Boudreau and captain Katie Zenevitch. The men's basketball team also had six players including two-time recipient John Carney and freshman guard Joe Rahon.

The sailing team had 23 honored including four-time recipient Patrick Hession.