A trio of Tar Heels has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Rowing Team, announced Monday by the ACC. Carolina's Blair Meiggs, Emma Shaw and Claire Wardius were among the 37 student-athletes honored.
Meiggs is a senior from Camden, N.C., Shaw is a senior from Chapel Hill and Wardius is a junior from Pittsburgh. At the 2012 ACC Championship, Meiggs rowed in the Tar Heels' varsity eight and Wardius in the second varsity eight while Shaw coxed the varsity four.
In addition to the three Tar Heels, the team included 10 student-athletes from Clemson, nine from Boston College, seven from Duke, five from Virginia and three from Miami.
Virginia's Sarah Borchelt was named the ACC Rowing Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second time in a row.
The 37 honorees were selected from a record pool of 138 nominees from the six ACC schools that sponsor rowing. To be nominated for the All-ACC Academic Team, student-athletes must have recorded a minimum 3.0 grade point average during the most recent semester and maintained an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
Meiggs was one of 12 student-athletes to earn both All-ACC and All-ACC Academic recognition for 2011-12.