GREENSBORO, N.C. - Second-team Academic All-America Marcus Paige led four University of North Carolina men's basketball players named to the 2013-14 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced on Thursday by the league. Joining Paige on the list are teammates Luke Davis, James Manor and Wade Moody.
A record 347 UNC student-athletes earned the honor, up from last year's record 329.
"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 ACC Academic 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. A record 3,967 student-athletes earned spots on the 58th annual list.
Duke led all schools with an ACC-record 494 student-athletes recognized, eclipsing its own mark of 474 set last year. Boston College followed with 402 honorees, and Notre Dame saw 397 student-athletes achieve Honor Roll status following its first year of ACC membership.
North Carolina saw 347 student-athletes recognized, followed by Virginia with 305, Virginia Tech with 232, NC State with 230, Syracuse with 229, Maryland with 224, Pitt with 213, Florida State with 202, Clemson with 198, Wake Forest with 183, Georgia Tech with 159 and Miami with 152.
Four Tar Heels are among the 32 conference student-athletes honored for the fifth time in their careers. Those honored a fifth time were Meghan Drake (field hockey), Michelle Ikoma (gymnastics), Meredith Magjuka (gymnastics) and Ashley Miess (track and field).
For a list of all UNC student-athletes honored, click here.
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For the complete ACC Academic Honor Roll, click here.