GREENSBORO, N.C. – Five Blue Devils were selected to the 2016-2017 All-ACC Academic Men's Golf Team. Those selections included seniors Matt Oshrine and Alexander Matlari, junior Jake Shuman, sophomore Alex Smalley and freshman Chandler Eaton.
Duke was one of two schools (Virginia) to have five of its student-athlete golfers chosen for the honor.
Virginia's Jimmy Stanger, the Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, leads the 2016-17 All-ACC Academic Team as announced Monday. The Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is named after Rod Myers, Duke's men's golf coach from 1973-2007.
A senior studying commerce, Stanger won individual medalist honors at the 2017 ACC Men's Golf Championship after beating three others in a playoff hole. He finished the year with a 70.82 stroke average to rank third in the league.
The Tampa, Florida, native completed his final season at Virginia ranked No. 17 in Golfweek's ranking. Stanger was named a PING First Team All-American and Second Team All-American by Golfweek. At the NCAA Championship, he led the Cavaliers to a 10th place finish by tying for 11th individually.
Eleven golfers who earned All-ACC honors this season secured spots on the 2016-17 All-ACC Academic Men's Golf Team: Clemson's Bryson Nimmer, Doc Redman, and Carson Young, Duke's Chandler Eaton and Alex Smalley, Florida State's Harry Ellis, Georgia Tech's James Clark, NC State's Stephen Franken, Virginia's Derek Bard and Stanger, and Wake Forest's Cameron Young.
Virginia's Bard earned his fourth career ACC academic accolade, while Clemson's Young, Duke's Jacob Shuman, Florida State's Josh Lee, Georgia Tech's Vince Whaley and Chris Petefish, and Virginia's Stanger all were recognized for the third time.
Nine league teams are represented on the academic team, led by Duke and Virginia with five honorees. Clemson had four players recognized, followed by Georgia Tech with three included.
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.
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 for undergraduate students. 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.
Rod Myers Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Jimmy Stanger, Virginia
All-ACC Academic Men's Golf Team
Bryson Nimmer, So., Clemson (Management) @
Carson Young, Sr., Clemson (Marketing) #
Doc Redman, Fr., Clemson (Mathematical Science)
William Nottingham, Fr., Clemson (Pre-Business)
Alex Smalley, So., Duke (Environmental Science) @
Alexander Matlari, Sr., Duke (Psychology) @
Chandler Eaton, Fr., Duke (Undeclared)
Jake Shuman, Jr., Duke (Sociology) #
Matt Oshrine, Sr., Duke (Economics) @
Harry Ellis, R-Jr., Florida State (Sport Management)
Josh Lee, Sr., Florida State (Marketing, Management) #
Chris Petefish, Jr., Georgia Tech (Business) #
James Clark, Jr., Georgia Tech (Business) @
Vince Whaley, Sr., Georgia Tech (Business) #
Keegan de Lange, So., Louisville (Marketing) @
Simon Zach, So., Louisville (Marketing) @
Jose Montano, Jr., North Carolina (Business)
Stephen Franken, So., NC State (Business Administration) @
Harrison Rhoades, So., NC State (Business Administration)
Danny Walker, Jr., Virginia (Economics) @
Derek Bard, Sr., Virginia (Foreign Affairs) %
Jimmy Stanger, Sr., Virginia (Commerce) #
Luke Schaap, Fr., Virginia (Undeclared)
Thomas Walsh, So., Virginia (Media Studies) @
Cameron Young, So., Wake Forest (Undeclared)
Eric Bae, Fr., Wake Forest (Undeclared)
@ Two-time honoree
# Three-time honoree
% Four-time honoree