June 29, 2012
Greensboro, N.C. – Caroline King, Jillian King and Liv Westphal were among 44 student-athletes named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Team in an announcement made today by the conference office.
C. King is joined by North Carolina’s Ashley Verplank and Miami’s Miranda Wilson as the only four-time honorees. The elder of the King sisters is also one of 15 repeat selections to the All-ACC Academic Team. J. King and Westphal each made the squad for the first time.
C. King captured the ECAC title and ACC silver medal in the 800-meter run en route to collective a third First Team USTFCCCA All-America honor in the event. The native of Scotia, N.Y. set and progress the school record in the 800 twice in her final collegiate races. King recently competed in the 800 at the U.S. Olympic Trials, but did not make Team USA.
J. King took fifth in the ACC 3,000-meter Steeplechase, running the second fastest time in BC history (10:14.59) in her first attempt at the event. King earned All-ECAC honors in the 1,500-meter run with a fourth place finish, before concluding her season in the steeplechase at the NCAA East Preliminary.
In her first collegiate outdoor season, Westphal collected an All-ECAC accolade in the 1,500. The Limogues, France product produced the third fastest 3,000-meter (9:26.57) and fifth fastest 5,000-meter (16:30.48) times in school history. The rising sophomore will compete for the French National Team at the 2012 IAAF Junior World Championship in the 3,000 this July.
Clemson’s Alyssa Kulik was named the ACC Women’s Scholar-Athlete of the year. Kulik won the 3,000-meter Steeplechase and earned a First Team All-America honor in the event with a seventh place finish at the NCAA Championship. To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
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.
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