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Four Earn All-ACC Academic for XC
Release: 02/14/2014

GREENSBORO, N.C, - The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the 2012 cross country All-ACC Academic teams Friday morning with four Tar Heels making the list.

Sophomore Lizzy Whelan, junior Annie LeHardy, senior Isaac Presson and junior Scott Morgan all earned All-ACC Academic honors for the 2012 cross country season. Presson earned ACC all-academic honors for the third time in his career and LeHardy earned ACC all-academic honors for the second time in her career.

"It's my opinion that the ACC is not only the best cross country conference in the NCAA, but the best academic conference, as well," North Carolina cross country coach Mark VanAlstyne said. "For these four athletes to be named All-ACC Academic is both a tremendous honor, given the level of competition, and a clear indication that we're moving towards our goal of being the best in the nation."

"I would like to congratulate all of our kids for the hard work they did in the classroom last semester," North Carolina track and field coach Harlis Meaders said. "We saw the overall GPA of each of our six teams increase to near or above 3.0. However, the achievements of these four student-athletes deserve special recognition as they have places themselves in a special category among the ACC and national student-athletes. The achievement is a result of their personal dedication to academic excellence combined with the culture provided by the coaching staff and the academic support services that not only encourages but pushes our kids to be their best. I could not be more proud of our kids, our coaches and our essential staff."

To be eligible for 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 award comes the same day as LeHardy and the women's cross country team earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.


2013 All-ACC Women's Cross Country Academic Team


Name, Class, School Major

Alexa Aragon, Sr., Notre Dame   Science Pre-professional

Lindsi Arrington, Sr., Miami    Motion Picture Practice

Juliet Bottorff, Gr., Duke      Management

Alexandra Clinton, Sr., Syracuse        Art

Kelly Curran, Sr., Notre Dame   Science-Business

Madeline Davidson, So., Boston College  Communications

Courtney Dobbs, Sr., Virginia Tech      Finance

Hannah Eckstein, Jr., Notre Dame        International Economics

Vicky Fouhy, Gr., Virginia      Higher Education

Gabriella Gonzales, Jr., Notre Dame     Biology

Linden Hall, Jr., Florida State Dietetics

Annie LeHardy, Jr., North Carolina      Journalism/Public Relations

Nicole Irving, Sr., Wake Forest Chemistry with Biology

Samantha Jones, So., Wake Forest        Undeclared

Sydney Leiher, Fr., Syracuse    Sport Management

Margo Malone, So., Syracuse     Biology

Haley Meier, Fr., Duke  Undeclared

Morgan Mueller, Sr., Boston College     Political Science

Elizabeth O'Brien, So., Boston College  Administrative Studies

Emily Pritt, Gr., NC State      Communications

Colleen Quigley, Jr., Florida State     Dietetics

Molly Seidel, So., Notre Dame   Anthropology

Meredith Speakman, So., Syracuse        Marketing/Management

Kathleen Stevens, Sr., Virginia Kinesiology

Barbara Strehler, Gr., Virginia English Education

Cara Talty, Sr., Clemson        Graphic Communications

Joanna Thompson, Jr., NC State  Zoology

Hannah Walker, Jr., Florida State       Nutrition & Food Science

Liv Westphal, Jr., Boston College       Communication

Elizabeth Whelan, So., North Carolina   Studio Art/Communications

Brittany Winslow, Jr., Boston College   Environmental Geoscience

Pippa Woolven, So., Florida State       Social Science


2013 All-ACC Men's Cross Country Academic Team

Richard Addison, Sr., Pittsburgh        Electrical Engineering

Brian Atkinson, Sr., Duke       Biology

Timothy Ball, So., Notre Dame   Undeclared

Christian Britto, Sr., Duke     Economics

Michael Clevenger, So., Notre Dame      Science Preprofessional

Alec Clifford, Sr., Georgia Tech        Biomedical Engineering

Andrew Colley, Sr., NC State    Accounting

Connor Crowley, Jr., Wake Forest        Chemistry with Biochemistry

Martin Grady, Sr., Notre Dame   Accountancy

Griffith Graves, Gr., Syracuse  New Media Management

Roland Hakes, So., Clemson      History

Martin Hehir, Jr., Syracuse     Biology

Kevin Johnson, Gr., Florida State       Finance

Reed Kamyszek, Sr., Syracuse    Biochemistry & Ethics

Jacob Kildoo, Jr., Notre Dame   Philosophy

Patrick Lesiewicz, Sr., Notre Dame      Mathematics

Thomas Madden, Fr., Virginia    Undeclared

John Paul Malette, Gr., Notre Dame      Accelerated MBA

Michael Mansy, Jr., NC State    Business Administration

Robert Molke, Sr., Syracuse     Marketing

Scott Morgan, Jr., North Carolina       Mathematical Decision Sciences

Michael Moverman, Gr., Duke     Management

Drew Paisley, Sr., Virginia     Kinesiology

Thomas Porter, Gr., Virginia    Kinesiology

Jacob Poyner, Fr., Wake Forest  Undeclared

Isaac Presson, Sr., North Carolina      Business

Alex Rose, Sr., Wake Forest     Finance

Max Straneva, Sr., Syracuse     Heath & Exercise Science

Shaun Thompson, Jr., Duke       Biophysics

Jacob Zivec, Sr., Florida State Finance

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