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Haley Peters is just the second Duke player to earn the honor four times
Duke Leads All-ACC Academic Team
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/12/2014
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The ACC has released the All-ACC Academic Team for the 2013-14 campaign and for the sixth consecutive year, the Duke women’s basketball team led the league with four selections.  Receiving accolades were Chelsea Gray, Haley Peters, Tricia Liston and Elizabeth Williams.

Following Duke’s four selections was Maryland with three.  

A product of Red Bank, N.J., Peters was named to the team for the fourth consecutive season, after averaging 11.2 points, a team-high 7.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals on the year.  The 6-3 forward is majoring in Political Science along with a minor in English.  She was a second team All-ACC selection as a sophomore and junior and earned All-ACC Tournament team accolades as a junior and senior.  Peters was named a Capital One Academic All-America this season and is a finalist for the Senior CLASS  Award.

Peters joins only Allison Vernerey as Duke’s only four-time All-ACC Academic Team selections.

Liston received All-ACC Academic Team honors for the third straight year and is having an All-America caliber season to close her career.  On the year, Liston has drained a school-record 83 three-pointers and has averaged 17.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists.  Liston, who is from River Forest, Ill., is majoring in Psychology, while obtaining a markets and management certificate.  She is a First Team All-ACC honoree this year and was recently named to the All-ACC Tournament First Team.

Receiving academic honors for the second time in her career, Gray had her season come to an end on Jan. 12 against Boston College as she suffered a fractured kneecap.  Gray, who is a two-time First Team All-ACC selection out of Manteca, Calif., was averaging 10.8 points, an ACC-best 7.2 assists, 4.2 rebounds and an ACC-best 2.9 steals heading into game against Boston College.  Gray is majoring in Sociology along with a minor in theater studies and a markets and management certificate.

A native of Virginia Beach, Va., Williams earned All-Academic Team honors for the second time in her career, after averaging 14.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.2 steals and an ACC-best 3.0 blocks.  She became just the second Blue Devil in school history to earn All-ACC First Team honors in her first three years and is coming off earning All-ACC Tournament First Team accolades on Sunday.  She ranks 13th nationally in blocks per game.  Williams is majoring in Psychology.  

N.C. State’s Kody Burke was named the ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

To be eligible for consideration for the academic squad, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during her academic career.

Duke (27-6) will await the NCAA Tournament selection show on Monday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m., on ESPN, after falling in the ACC Championship game on Sunday to Notre Dame, 69-53.

2013-14 ACC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team

Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Kody Burke, Sr., F, NC State

Name                                   Yr.         Pos.      School                                Major
Natalie Achonwa             Sr.           F             Notre Dame                       Management Consulting
Shayla Bivins                    Sr.           C             Georgia Tech                     Public Policy
Nicole Boudreau             So.          G             Boston College                 Undeclared
Loliya Briggs                     Jr.           G             Pitt                                        Administration of Justice
Lexie Brown                      Fr.          G             Maryland                            Finance
Kody Burke                       Sr.           F             NC State                               Business Management
Brianna Butler                  So.          G             Syracuse                             Sports Management
Lexie Gerson                     Gr.          G             Virginia                                Higher Education
Kelly Gramlich                 Jr.           G             Clemson                              Communication
Chelsea Gray                     Sr.           G             Duke                                     Sociology
Malina Howard                So.          C             Maryland                            Kinesiology
Brianna Kiesel                  Jr.           G             Pitt                                        Administration of Justice
Tricia Liston                      Sr.           G             Duke                                     Psychology
Adrienne Motley             Fr.          G             Miami                                   Broadcast Journalism
Haley Peters                      Sr.           F/G        Duke                                     Political Science
Katie Rutan                        R-Sr.      G             Maryland                            Accounting
Uju Ugoka                          Sr.           F             Virginia Tech                    Sociology
Elizabeth Williams         Jr.           C/F        Duke                                     Psychology