GREENSBORO, N.C. - A record number
of UNC student-athletes have been named to the 2013-14 Atlantic Coast
Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced on Thursday by the league. A total of
347 Tar Heels, up from last year's record 329, were named to the list.
The list included 22 members of the University of North Carolina men's lacrosse team.
"All of us in the Academic Support Program and the Department of Athletics are proud of the UNC student-athletes who have earned this honor," said Michelle Brown, Director of the Academic Support Program. "They do an outstanding job of balancing their responsibilities and excelling in both athletics and academics. I'm very pleased that we've had a record number of student-athletes honored the past two years - it's our goal to keep increasing the number of Tar Heel student-athletes who are recognized."
The Honor Roll is comprised of 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. The conference recognized a record 3,967 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom during the 2013-14 academic year.
UNC's men's lacrosse honorees are as follows. The number in parentheses after each name indicates the number of times that person has been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll during his Carolina career. Senior Frankie Kelly made the list for the fourth straight year and four other Tar Heels were honored for the third year in a row.
Men's Lacrosse (22)Jake Bailey (3), Brian Balkam, Jimmy Bitter (3), Will Campbell, Ryan Creighton, Bradley Dunn, Pat Foster, Derek Henson (2), Duncan Hutchins, Tate Jozokos, Frankie Kelly (4), Patrick Kelly (2), Stephen Kelly, Peyton Klawinski, Jack Lambert, Ryan Macri, Jake Matthai (2), Mark Rizzo (2), Joey Sankey (3), Matt Shannon (3), Shane Simpson, Michael Tagliaferri (2)