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Nine Blue Devils Named Academic All-ACC
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/25/2010
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GREENSBORO, N.C. - Five Duke University women's cross country athletes and four men's have been named to the 2009 All-ACC Academic Cross Country Teams as announced by Commissioner John D. Swofford.

Freshmen Juliet Bottorff and Madeline Morgan, sophomore Mary Carleton Johnston, junior Emily Schwitzer and senior Kate Van Buskirk were named to the women's team, while sophomore James Kostelnik and senior James Osborne joined juniors Joshua Lund and Bo Waggoner on the men's side.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during their academic career.

Bottorff, Morgan, Johnston, Van Buskirk and Kostelnik are making their first appearance on the all-academic squad, while the honors marks the second of Lund's career and the third for Schwitzer, Lund and Waggoner.

On the men's side, Waggoner turned in a stellar season for Duke, earning All-ACC and All-Southeast Region accolades. Osborne, Kostelnik and Lund were all crucial components to a Duke team that made its first NCAA appearance since 2001.

For the women, freshman Bottorff, a native of Newark, Del., completed a standout rookie campaign with the Blue Devils, collecting All-ACC, All-Southeast Region and 2009 ACC Rookie of the Year honors. Van Buskirk was also an All-ACC and All-Southeast Region honoree this past season and narrowly missed All-America accolades at the national championship meet, finishing in 52nd place. Teammates Johnston and Morgan were both key contributors on the Duke team that finished eighth overall at the NCAA Championship, while Schwitzer garnered ACC Performer of the Week honors after taking first place at the James Madison Invitational.

2009 ACC Men's Cross Country All-Academic Team               

Name - Class - School - Major

Patrick Campbell - Fr. - NC State - Biological Sciences

Devin Cornwell - Sr. - Virginia Tech - Marketing

Adam Cunningham - Jr. - North Carolina - Economics

Greg Dame - Jr. - NC State - Sports Management

Zack Dawson - Sr. - North Carolina - Political Science

Ben Diestel - Jr. - Maryland - Kinesiological Sciences

Garrett Drogosch - Fr. - Wake Forest - Undeclared

Michael Fout - So. - Florida State - Psychology

Kyle Gaffney - So. - Maryland - Marketing

Matt Hickey - Sr. - Georgia Tech - Mechanical Engineering

James Kostelnik - So. - Duke - Undeclared

Paul LaPenna - Sr. - Virginia Tech - Human nutrition, foods & exercise

Matt Leeder - Jr. - Florida State - Psychology

Joshua Lund - Jr. - Duke - Computer Science

Alex Lundy - Jr. - Maryland - Biological Sciences

Trey Miller - Sr. - Virginia - Foreign Affairs

Robert Moldovan - Jr. - NC State - Elementary Education

Keaton Morgan - Sr. - Wake Forest - Biology

Philip O'Brien - So. - Georgia Tech - Mechanical Engineering

James Osborne - Sr. - Duke - Public Policy

Jonathon Sunde - Jr. - Clemson - Mechanical Engineering

Bo Waggoner - Jr. - Duke - Mathematics

Evan Watchempino - So. - North Carolina - Communications


2009 ACC Women's Cross Country All-Academic Team

Name - Class - School - Major

Juliet Bottorff - Fr. - Duke - Undeclared

Pasca Cheruiyot - Sr. - Florida State - Social Science

Andie Cozzarelli - So. - NC State - Engineering

Mary Kate DuBard - So. - Georgia Tech - Industrial Engineering

Jennifer Dunn - So. - Florida State - Nutrition Science

Stephanie Garcia - Sr. - Virginia - English

Morgane Gay - So. - Virginia - Undeclared

Lauren Johnston - Sr. - Boston College - Biology

Mary Carleton Johnston - So. - Duke - Undeclared

Susan Kuijken - Sr. - Florida State - Sociology

Mariana Lucena - Fr. - North Carolina - Chemistry

Madeline Morgan - Fr., Duke - Undeclared

Anna Nosenko, So. - Wake Forest - Political Science

Jessica Parry, Fr. - Florida State - Biology

Emily Pritt, So. - NC State - Communications

Kristin Reed - Sr. - Maryland - Physical Education

Lauren Reen - So. - Clemson - Health Science

Kim Ruck - Jr. - Clemson - Health Science

Emily Schwitzer - Jr. - Duke - Evolutionary Anthropology

Brittany Tinsley - Sr. - NC State - Education-General Studies

Kate Van Buskirk - Sr. - Duke - Cultural Anthropology

Ashley Verplank - So. - North Carolina - Psychology

Catherine White - Jr. - Virginia - Biology

Amanda Winslow - Fr. - Florida State - Sport Management