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WXC Earns Four All-ACC Academic Team Honors

Feb. 21, 2012

Chestnut Hill, Mass. – Four Boston College women’s cross country team members earned a spot on the 2011 All-ACC Academic Team as announced today by Commissioner John D. Swofford. Junior Bridget Dahlberg, senior Jillian King, graduate Hope Krause and freshman Liv Westphal were among 17 All-NCAA Regional honorees, 10 All-ACC performers and two All-Americans to be featured on the list.

To be eligible, student-athletes must carry a 3.00 GPA for the previous semester and maintain a cumulative average 3.00 or greater.

Hannah Brooks was selected as the 2011 ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The senior led Florida State to conference and regional titles en route to a fourth place finish at the NCAA Championship.

This is the second such honor for King, a three-time All-ACC member, and Krause, who were both a part of the five Eagles recognized on the 2010 team.

Boston College was named to U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic status for the second straight year last week. King and Westphal also received individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, a combined award for performance and academics.

BC took second at the 2011 conference championship, its best finish at the meet. The five scoring athletes all finished in the top 20 of the field - the first 14 receive league distinctions. The Eagles then took second at the Northeast Regional Championship, eventually going on to take 12th at nationals, their best showing in 10 years.

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