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Five Blue Devils Land on All-ACC Academic Team
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 04/10/2014
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DURHAM, N.C.—Five members of the Duke University wrestling team were named to the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Wrestling All-ACC Academic Team. The five selections were tied for the most in the league with North Carolina.

All five Blue Devils earned the honor for the first time of their careers as rookies Conner Bass, Jacob Kasper and Xaviel Ramos, redshirt freshman Evan Botwin and redshirt sophomore Marcus Cain picked up recognition.

Each of the five selections started for the Blue Devils this season. Jacob Kasper led the group with a 15-16 overall record at 184 pounds, while Conner Bass posted a 12-17 mark at 149 pounds. Marcus Cain, bumping up two weights from a year ago, was 11-17 at 165 pounds and Evan Botwin was 4-19 at 133. Xaviel Ramos was 8-22 at 141 pounds.

Duke finished the year 6-15 overall and took 29th as a team at the NCAA Championships.

2014 All-ACC Academic Wrestling Team

           

Name

School

Year

Wgt.

Major

Hometown

***Frank Abbondanza

North Carolina

Jr.

174

Business

Mount Sinai, N.Y.

Christian Barber

North Carolina

So.-R

149

Management & Society

Westfield, N.J.

Robert Coe

North Carolina

Fr.

285

Business

Plymouth, Mich.

***Alex Utley

North Carolina

Jr.

184

History

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Troy Heilmann

North Carolina

Fr.

133

Undecided

South Plainfield, N.J.

Conner Bass

Duke

Fr.

149

Undeclared

Yorkville, Ill.

Evan Botwin

Duke

Fr.-R

125

Sociology

Chestnut Hill, Pa.

Marcus Cain

Duke

So.-R

165

Electrical & Computer Eng.

Winston-Salem, N.C.

Jacob Kasper

Duke

Fr.

184

Undeclared

Lexington, Ohio

Xaviel Ramos

Duke

Fr.

141

Undeclared

Hopatcong, N.J.

****Jon Fausey

Virginia

Sr.

184

Kinesiology

Dalmatia, Pa.

Nick Sulzer

Virginia

Jr.-R

165

Psychology

Cleveland, Ohio

***Chris Moon

Virginia Tech

Jr.-R

165

Electrical Engineering

Fauquier, Va.

***Devin Carter

Virginia Tech

Jr.-R

141

Psychology

Christiansburg, Va.

Geno Morelli

Pitt

So.

165

Business Administration

DuBois, Pa.

Peter Renda

NC State

Fr.

174

First Year College

Topton, Pa.

Michael Machiavello

NC State

Fr.

184

First Year College

Monroe, N.C.

Jimmy Sheptock

Maryland

Sr.

184

Communication

Northhampton, Pa.

**Danny Orem

Maryland

Sr.

157

Kinesiology

Glen Burnie, Md.

Billy Rappo

Maryland

So.

125

Letters & Sciences

Holland, Pa.

Max Thomusseit

Pitt

Jr.-R

184

Communications

St. Paris, Ohio

Tyler Wilps

Pitt

Jr.-R

174

Finance

Oakdale, Pa.

ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year:  Devin Carter, Virginia Tech

         

** - Two-time honoree

         

*** - Three-time honoree

         

**** - Four-time honoree

         
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