DURHAM, N.C. – Three members of the Duke cross country team, including one from the women’s squad and two from the men’s team, received All-ACC Academic honors, as announced by the conference office Thursday afternoon.
The Blue Devils were represented by senior Nikhil Pulimood and sophomores Michaela Reinhart and Josh Romine. Pulimood appears on the All-Academic list for the third time in his career after garnering the accolade in 2016 and 2017. Reinhart joins Pulimood for the second-consecutive season on the list while Romine earns the honor for the first time in his career.
Pulimood helped pace the men’s contingent that placed first at the Roy Griak Invitational with his second-place finish in the 8k in a time of 24:50.7 while Romine notched 10th overall at the Elon Opener to start the season with a second-place team finish with his time of 19:01. Romine and Pulimood also traveled to the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships where they closed the season. Romine earned his first first-place finish for Duke this season, where he posted a time of 31:13.7 to finish 47th overall while Pulimood battled back to clock a time of 32:09 after going down early in the race to finish 99th overall.
Reinhart capped her sophomore year by traveling to the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships and finished 20th overall with a time of 20:34.2, marking the 10th-consecutive race of her career that she’s finished among Duke’s top-two runners. With her performance, Reinhart captured All-Region honors alongside teammate Gabrielle Richichi, which marked the first All-Region honors for the Blue Devils since 2013.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.
2018 All-ACC Academic Women’s Cross Country Team
Logan Morris, Clemson, Jr., Industrial Engineering
Michaela Reinhart, Duke, So., Undeclared
Elizabeth Funderburk, Florida State, Fr., Finance
Jodie Judd, Florida State, So., Editing, Writing, Media
Militsa Mircheva, Florida State, Gr., International Affairs
Megan Mooney, Florida State, Jr., Hospitality & Tourism Mgt.
Maudie Skyring, Florida State, So., Exercise Physiology
Hana Herndon, Georgia Tech, So., Civil Engineering
Amy Ruiz, Georgia Tech, Sr., Electrical Engineering
Dorcas Wasike, Louisville, Jr., Nursing *
Enyaeva Michelin, North Carolina, Fr., Undeclared
Dominique Clairmonte, NC State, So, History
Nell Crosby, NC State, Sr., Physiology
Elly Henes, NC State, Jr., Psychology
Heather Holt, NC State, Fr., Undeclared
Nevada Mareno, NC State, Fr., Fashion & Textile Mgt.
Savannah Shaw, NC State, Fr., Business Administration
Isabel Zimmermann, NC State, So., Nutrition Science
Rachel DaDamio, Notre Dame, Sr., Applied & Computational Mathematics
Jacqueline Gaughan, Notre Dame, Fr., Undeclared
Jessica Harris, Notre Dame, Gr., Master of Science
Anna Rohrer, Notre Dame, Sr., Neuroscience & Biology
Sam Shields, Pitt, Jr., Nursing
Rachel Bonner, Syracuse, Jr., Biology
Madeline Davison, Syracuse, Jr., News & Online Journalism/Sociology
Laura Dickinson, Syracuse, Fr., Sport & Human Dynamics
Mary Malone, Syracuse, Sr., Public Relations
Abbey Green, Virginia, Fr., Undeclared
Sara Freix, Virginia Tech, Jr., Biological Systems Engineering
Kayla Richardson, Virginia Tech, Jr., Computer Science
Sam Halvorsen, Wake Forest, Jr., English
Mimi Smith, Wake Forest, Sr., Health & Exercise Science
* ACC Women’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2018 All-ACC Academic Men’s Cross Country Team
Sean Burke, Boston College, Sr., Biochemistry
Nikhil Pulimood, Duke, Sr., Computer Science
Josh Romine, Duke, So., Undeclared
Steven Cross, Florida State, Jr., Finance
Caleb Pottorff, Florida State, Fr., Exercise Physiology
Istvan Szogi, Florida State, Sr., International Affairs
James Cragin, Georgia Tech, Fr., Business Administration
Andrew Kent, Georgia Tech, Jr., Mechanical Engineering
Chandler Austin, Louisville, Sr., Business Administration
Alex Milligan, North Carolina, Jr., Business Administration
Gavin Gaynor, NC State, So., Chemical Engineering
Eli Moskowitz, NC State, Sr., Biological Science
Andrew Alexander, Notre Dame, So., Neuroscience & Behavior
Daniel Kilrea, Notre Dame, Fr., Undeclared
Yared Nuguse, Notre Dame, So., Biochemistry
Kevin Salvano, Notre Dame, Jr., Accountancy
Bradley Wattleworth, Notre Dame, Gr., Science in Mgt.
Anthony Williams, Notre Dame, Sr., Biological Sciences *
Nick Wolk, Pitt, Jr., Econ/Political Science
Noah Affolder, Syracuse, So., Health & Exercise Science
Illiass Aouani, Syracuse, Sr., Civil Engineering
Dominic Hockenbury, Syracuse, Jr., Biology
Stephen Schultz, Syracuse, So., Graphic Design
Simon Smith, Syracuse, Sr., Biology
Aidan Tooker, Syracuse, Jr., Communication/Rhetorical Studies
Brent Demarest, Virginia, Sr., Educational Psychology
AJ Ernst, Virginia, Jr., History
Jack Joyce, Virginia Tech, Sr., Economics
Bashir Mosavel-Lo, Virginia Tech, Fr., Industrial Systems Engineering
Peter Seufer, Virginia Tech, Sr., Finance
Mitchell Day, Wake Forest, So., Undeclared
Zach Facioni, Wake Forest, Fr., Undeclared
* ACC Men’s Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year