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Clockwise from top left: Minturn, Lyden, Safronczyk and Wixted
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Clockwise from top left: Minturn, Lyden, Safronczyk and Wixted
Four Blue Devils Named to All-ACC Academic Teams
Thursday 05/09/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. - Four Blue Devils were named to the 2012 All-ACC Academic Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving teams, as announced Wednesday by the conference office.

Senior Jessica Lyden earned the second All-ACC Academic Team honors of her career, while graduate student Piotr Safronczyk, junior Ted Minturn and sophomore Christine Wixted each garnered the first accolades of their careers. Duke has now placed at least four student-athletes on the team for six consecutive seasons.

The 2012 ACC champion in the women's 3-meter diving event, Lyden picked up her second All-ACC Academic Team honor. The Lexington, Ky., native closed out her collegiate career with a ninth-place showing on the 3-meter board at the 2012 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships. Lyden notched personal-best scores of 325.45 in 1-meter diving and 365.95 on the 3-meter board during the 2011-12 season while gaining admission to the NCAA Zone Diving meet on both disciplines.

Wixted collected the first All-ACC Academic Team accolade of her career after finishing the season as Duke's top performer in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM. A two-time ACC Performer of the Week during the regular season, she established new program records in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and earned a pair of All-ACC honors at the 2012 ACC Championships with third-place finishes in both of those events. Wixted, who hails from Greenwood Village, Colo., also helped the Blue Devils break three school records as a member of the 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relay squads.

Minturn, a mid-freestyle and backstroke specialist from Indianapolis, Ind., was also honored for the first time in his career. The Blue Devils' top performer in the 200 backstroke this season, Minturn took fourth in the event at the 2012 ACC Championships. He also clocked the program's second-best time of the season in the 200 freestyle as a member of Duke's 800 freestyle relay team.

Safronczyk was selected to the All-ACC Academic Team after completing a standout season at Duke. The Bialystok, Poland native garnered honorable mention All-America honors with a 15th-place finish in the 100 breaststroke at the 2012 NCAA Div. I Men's Swimming & Diving Championships. He won the ACC title in the 100 breaststroke, in addition to collecting All-ACC honors in the 200 breaststroke with a second-place performance. The program record holder in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, Safronczyk was also a valuable member of the Blue Devils' relay squads, helping the 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams earn podium finishes at the ACC Championships and set school records. He swam the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay team that established a new Atlantic Coast Conference record with a 1:25.98 clocking.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for both the previous semester and maintain a 3.00 cumulative average during his or her academic career.


2012 All-ACC Academic Men's Swimming & Diving Team 

Chris Dart % Clemson Sr. Communications
Piotr Safronczyk Duke GS Markets & Management Studies
Ted Minturn Duke Jr. Sociology
Kevin Rogers Florida State Fr. Sport Management
Mark Weber @ Florida State Jr. Sport Management
Michael Neubacher @ Florida State Sr. Sport Management
Nicholas Klein # Florida State Jr. Interdisciplinary Social Science
Thomas Neubacher @ Florida State So. Sport Management
Andrew Kosic Georgia Tech Fr. Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Anton Lagerqvist @ Georgia Tech So. Industrial Engineering
Brandon Makinson # Georgia Tech Jr. Aerospace Engineering
Elliott Brockelbank Georgia Tech Fr. International Affairs
Eric Chiu Georgia Tech Jr. Industrial Design
Nico Van Duijn Georgia Tech Fr. Electrical Engineering
Andrew Relihan @ Maryland Sr. Education
David Speese Maryland Fr. Undecided
Brett Nagle North Carolina Jr. Communication Studies
Brock Park North Carolina Sr. Politcal Science
David MacDonald North Carolina Sr. Communication Studies
Dominick Glavich North Carolina Fr. Nursing
JT Stilley @ North Carolina So. Business Administration
Patrick Myers North Carolina Fr. Business Administration
Brandon Kingston # NC State Jr. Human Biology
Hudson Rains NC State Jr. Mathematics
Ivan Kopas NC State Jr. Electrical Engineering
Jonathan Boffa @ NC State So. Graphic Design
Briggy Imbriglia @ Virginia Sr. Economics
David Ingraham Virginia Fr. Undeclared
David Karasek # Virginia GS Education
Jakob Kolod Virginia Fr. Undeclared
Nathaniel Hart Virginia So. Electrical Engineering
Taylor Grey @ Virginia So. Undeclared
Blake Trabuchi-Downey % Virginia Tech Sr. Biology
Greg Mahon # Virginia Tech Jr. Mining Engineering
Kyle Butts Virginia Tech Fr. Finance
Logan Shinholser # Virginia Tech Jr. Chemical Engineering
Matthew Baumler # Virginia Tech Sr. Hospitality Tourism Management
Nicholas Tremols @ Virginia Tech So. Communication
Ryan Hawkins @ Virginia Tech So. Architecture
Zach McGinnis @ Virginia Tech Jr. Politcal Science


2012 All-ACC Academic Women's Swimming & Diving Team

Meg Anderson @ Clemson Jr. Early Childhood Education
Christine Wixted  Duke So. Undeclared
Jessica Lyden @ Duke Sr. Psychology
Ariel Rittenhouse  Florida State Jr. Communications
Kelsey Goodman @ Florida State So. Family & Child Sciences
Stephanie Sarandos # Florida State Sr. Exercise Science
Julia Henkel @ Florida State So. Business
Victoria Richmond  Florida State Sr. Marketing/Finance
Kaitlyn Dressel  Florida State Fr. Exercise Science
Melissa Cooper  Florida State So. Psychology
Keren Siebner  Georgia Tech Sr. Industrial Engineering
Jordan Evans  Georgia Tech Sr. Management
Virginia Glover # Maryland Sr. Communications
Megan Lafferty  Maryland Jr. Criminology
Carolyn Fittin  Maryland Fr. Undecided
Alexa Hamilton # Maryland Sr. Communications
Victoria Cassidy @ Maryland So. Undecided
Amy Halligan  Maryland So. Journalism
Kara McCormack  Miami Fr. Math
Dana Hatic  Miami Sr. Journalism and Political Science
Miffy Henley @ NC State Jr. Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
Hannah Freyman  NC State Fr. Undecided
Danielle Siverling  North Carolina Fr. Undecided
Laura Moriarty  North Carolina Sr. Exercise and Sport Science
Sarah Tanner # North Carolina Sr. History
Jackie Rudolph  North Carolina Jr.  History
Katherine Rechsteiner @ North Carolina So. Chemistry
Ellen Williamson  Virginia Fr. Undeclared
Emily Dicus  Virginia Fr. Undeclared
Charlotte Clarke  Virginia Jr.  Undeclared
Alison Haulsee  Virginia Fr. Undeclared
Kelly Flynn # Virginia Sr. Biology
Emily Lloyd @ Virginia So. Undeclared
Christine Olson @ Virginia Jr.  Economics
Erika Stewart  Virginia Sr. Sociology
Kelly Offutt  Virginia Fr. Undeclared
Lauren Perdue @ Virginia Jr. Anthropology
Shaun Casey  Virginia Fr. Undeclared
Logan Kline  Virginia Tech Jr. Biology
Heather Savage  Virginia Tech Jr. Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise

 @ denotes two-time honoree
# denotes three-time honoree
% denotes four-time honoree

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