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Duke, BC Lead ACC Academic Honor Roll

BC placed 393 student-athletes on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

BC placed 393 student-athletes on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Aug. 13, 2007

The 51st annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, noting academic excellence by student-athletes for the 2006-07 school year, was released today by Commissioner John D. Swofford.

The Honor Roll is comprised of those student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. A league-record 2,710 student-athletes were honored for their hard work in the classroom following this academic year.

Duke led the conference in total selections for the 20th consecutive year, placing 394 student-athletes on the list, but the margin of victory was minuscule as Boston College tabbed 393 to the academic roster.

North Carolina was third with 279, while Maryland was fourth with 259. Virginia matched its previous total of 221 studentathletes, followed by Virginia Tech (206), Florida State (204), Clemson (191), NC State (156), Miami (146), Wake Forest (131), and Georgia Tech (130).

Headlining this year's Honor Roll are 11 five-time honorees and 174 four-time recipients. Duke claimed a league-leading six fivetime honorees, while Clemson had three and NC State and Virginia added one a piece. Those honorees include Clemson's Jessica Scott, Meghan Stanton, and Kristen Weinacker; Duke's Jenny Alleva, Eli Nichols, Shannon Rowbury, Chas Salmen, Laura Stanley, and Liz Wort; NC State's Garrett Cummings; and Virginia's Nikki Lieb. The 2006-07 Academic Honor Roll was lined with 211 All-ACC members, including 16 2006-07 ACC Players of the Year.

Individual honorees included on this year's list were Boston College's Bob Dirks (Field Hockey) and Laura Georges (Women's Soccer); Duke's Matt Danowski (Men's Lacrosse), Amanda Blumenherst (Women's Golf) and Ali Hausfeld (Volleyball); Florida State's Andrew Lemoncello (Track & Field), Terry Horner (Men's Diving) and Bryan Henry (Baseball); Georgia Tech's James Lemons (Track & Field); Maryland's Paula Infante (Field Hockey); Miami's Jenna Dreyer (Women's Diving) and Audra Cohen (Women's Tennis); Virginia's Pat Mellors (Men's Swimming); Virginia Tech's Angela Tincher (Softball) and Jessica Botzum (Women's Swimming); and Wake Forest's Michelle Sikes (Track & Field).

Maryland's Brian Phipps was one of seven ACC Freshmen of the Year selections. Joining the rookie men's lacrosse standout were Duke's Rachael Moss (Volleyball) and Alison Whitaker (Women's Golf); Florida State's Terry Horner (Men's Diving); Miami's Brittany Viola (Women's Swimming); Virginia's Jennifer Crownell (Rowing); and Virginia Tech's Kristi Castlin (Track & Field).

Four-time Honor Roll recipient Alison Bales of Duke also earned this year's Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for women's basketball. The honor stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School. ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player and the recipient of the Nancy Lieberman award, North Carolina's Ivory Latta joined Bales as a first-year Honor Roll member.