Chelsea Gray, Haley Peters, Tricia Liston and Elizabeth Williams.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
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
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