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Hemmeler, Semenzato and Tahir
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Hemmeler, Semenzato and Tahir
Trio of Blue Devils Named to All-ACC Academic Team
Tuesday 06/26/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Blue Devils placed three student-athletes on the 2014 All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team, as announced Thursday, June 26 by Commissioner John Swofford.

Rising senior Raphael Hemmeler was one of three players to earn All-ACC Academic distinction for the third time in his career, while classmate Jason Tahir picked up his second honor and rising junior Bruno Semenzato his first career accolade. All three Blue Devils also earned All-ACC recognition for the 2013-14 campaign.

Duke has had at least three student-athletes on the All-ACC Academic Team in each of the past nine seasons and 38 overall since the award’s inception in 2006.

Eleven ACC schools were represented on the 2014 All-ACC Academic Team, led by Virginia Tech with four honorees. Head coach Ramsey Smith’s squad was tied for the second most all-academic selections with three.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

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

2014 All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis Team - Duke Selections

Name Year Major
Raphael Hemmeler # Jr. Economics
Bruno Semenzato So. Public Policy
Jason Tahir @ Jr. Sociology

@ Two-time honoree
# Three-time honoree
% Four-time honoree


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