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Three Field Hockey Players Earn All-ACC Academic Team Honors

Senior Paige Norris

Senior Paige Norris

Feb. 21, 2014

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Three members of the Boston College field hockey team were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team, announced by Commissioner John Swofford on Friday. Seniors Paige Norris and Virgynia Muma, along with sophomore AshLeigh Sebia earned the honors for the Eagles.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

Norris, a captain in 2013, was one of three ACC student-athletes to earn the honor for all four years of her playing career. The Victoria, B.C., native was a two-time NFHCA All-Northeast Region First-Team honoree and earned second-team recognition as a freshman. The midfielder finished second on the team with seven assists. She also scored two goals to tally 11 points on the year. She ended her career with 22 assist and eight goals for 38 total points. She earned ACC Player of the Week on Sept. 24 for assisting on the game-tying and game-winning goals against a previously unbeaten Syracuse team and then scoring three points - a goal and an assist - in the win over Providence in the following game. She has been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll every year of her career.

Muma, also a captain in the 2013 season, earned ACC All-Academic Team accolades for the second time in her career, also garnering the recognition as a junior. The Falmouth, Mass., native was earned NFHCA All-Northeast Region First Team in 2013 and was named to the second team in 2012. The forward tallied 15 points on the year, notching seven goals and one assist. She finished her career with 33 points, scoring 14 goals and assisting on five. She has earned ACC Academic Honor Roll and BC's Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement every year of her career and was named to the NFHCA's Academic squad as a junior and sophomore.

Sebia, named a captain for the 2014 season, hails from Plains, Pa. The forward has donned the Maroon and Gold for 28 career games, starting 25 of them. She has tallied 11 goals and five assists in her career for 27 points. She also scored three game-winning goals. In 2013, she tied for fourth on the team with seven goals, tying with Muma for the second-most tallies on the forward line. She also came up with four assists, as well as the game winner in the 5-2 victory over Harvard on Oct. 23. In her freshman campaign, she was named to the NFHCA Academic Squad, earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement and was named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

North Carolina junior Loren Shealy was named the 2013 ACC Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year. All seven ACC schools that compete in field hockey are represented on the All-ACC Academic Team, led by North Carolina with nine players.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the award must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

2013 ACC Field Hockey Scholar Athlete of the Year: Loren Shealy, North Carolina

2013 All-ACC Academic Field Hockey Team:
Virgynia Muma @, Sr., Boston College (Communication)
Paige Norris %, Sr., Boston College (Human Resource Management)
AshLeigh Sebia, So., Boston College (Communication)
Abby Beltrani, Jr., Duke (Cultural Anthropology)
Lauren Blazing @, Jr., Duke (Cultural Anthropology & Political Science)
Devon Gagliardi #, GS, Duke (Master of Management Studies)
Paula Heimbach #, Sr., Duke (Evolutionary Anthropology)
Aileen Johnson, So., Duke (Undeclared)
Amanda Kim, So., Duke (Undeclared)
Emmie Le Marchand %, Sr., Duke (English)
Katie Gerzabek #, Jr., Maryland (Kinesiology and Spanish Language, Literature and Culture)
Natalie Hunter, Sr., Maryland (Environmental Science and Policy)
Alyssa Parker, So., Maryland (Letters and Sciences)
Sarah Sprink @, So., Maryland (Letters and Sciences)
Sassi Ammer, Jr., North Carolina (Exercise and Sports Science)
Emma Bozek @, So., North Carolina (Business)
Charlotte Craddock, Jr., North Carolina (Public Policy)
Casey Di Nardo, So., North Carolina (Journalism/Advertising)
Meghan Drake @, Sr., North Carolina (Biology)
Marta Malmberg %, Sr., North Carolina (Business)
Loren Shealy @, Jr., North Carolina (Business)
Samantha Travers, Jr., North Carolina (Communications)
Emily Wold @, So., North Carolina (Communications)
Lauren Brooks, Jr., Syracuse (Nutrition)
Laura Hahnefeldt, Sr., Syracuse (Advertising; Psychology) Jordan Page, Jr., Syracuse (Health & Phys Ed)
Emma Russell, So., Syracuse (Economics)
Hadley Bell #, Sr., Virginia (English)
Caleigh Foust, Fr., Virginia (Undeclared)
Jenny Johnstone #, Jr., Virginia (Environmental Sciences)
Kelsey LeBlanc, Jr., Virginia (Psychology)
Katie Robinson @, Sr., Virginia (Sociology)
Lindsay Graham, Fr., Wake Forest (Undeclared)

@ Two-time honoree
# Three-time honoree
% Four-time honoree

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