DURHAM, N.C. – For the 29th time out of the last 30 years, Duke University led all ACC schools with 489 selections on the league’s 61st annual Honor Roll released Thursday by Commissioner John Swofford.
The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,472 student-athletes for their work in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year.
Duke led all schools with 489 student-athletes recognized, followed by Notre Dame (445), Boston College (422), North Carolina (385), Louisville (351), Virginia (323), Syracuse (282), Virginia Tech (278), Florida State (252), Pitt (239), N.C. State (232), Clemson (228), Georgia Tech (184), Miami (181) and Wake Forest (181).
Led by Duke’s 11 student-athletes, 10 schools had at least one student-athlete who earned ACC Honor Roll status for the fifth time:
Boston College – McKenzie Meehan (women’s soccer), Wan Yi Sweeting (women’s tennis)
Clemson – Patrick Andrews (baseball), Mary Kretzer (rowing), Jenna Polonsky (women’s soccer)
Duke – DeVon Edwards (football), Jake Faust (wrestling), Madison Granger (women’s cross country/track & field), Jaimee Gundry (women’s swimming & diving), Thomas Hennessy (football), Erich Schneider (football), Thomas Sirk (football), Tanner Stone (football), Ryan Thompson (soccer), A.J. Wolf (football), Michael Wright (wrestling)
Florida State – Kalonji Cole (men’s swimming & diving), Kirsten Crowley (women’s soccer), Bryan LaCivita (football)
Georgia Tech – Samantha Kase (women’s swimming & diving), Jonathan King (baseball), Isiah Willis (football)
Miami – Gracie Lachowecki (women’s soccer), Austin Pfenninger (football)
North Carolina – R.J. Alowonle (men’s track & field), Emma Bozek (field hockey), Carly Davis (women’s lacrosse), Sarah Howard (women’s track & field), Mark Rizzo (men’s lacrosse)
NC State – Kaitlyn Kramer (women’s cross country and track & field), Ashley Williams (women’s basketball)
Virginia – Nicholas Conte (football), Chris Yankowich (wrestling)
Wake Forest –Ryan Janvion (football)
In addition to All-ACC Academic Teams, the Atlantic Coast Conference recognized Scholar Athletes of the Year in each of its 27 sports earlier in the 2016-17 academic year: Louisville’s Drew Ellis (baseball), Miami’s Davon Reed (men’s basketball), Duke’s Lexie Brown (women’s basketball), Louisville’s Edwin Kibichiy (men’s cross country), Clemson’s Grace Barnett (women’s cross country), Duke’s Pascual Di Tella (men’s fencing), Duke’s Rita Somogyi (women’s fencing), North Carolina’s Emma Bozek (field hockey), Wake Forest’ Ryan Janvion (football), Virginia’s Jimmy Stanger (men’s golf), Duke’s Leona Maguire (women’s golf), Notre Dame’s Sergio Perkovic (men’s lacrosse), North Carolina’s Marie McCool (women’s lacrosse), Virginia’s Georgia Ratcliff (rowing), Wake Forest’s Jacori Hayes (men’s soccer), Duke’s Christina Gibbons (women’s soccer), Florida State’s Alex Powers (softball), NC State’s Anton Ipsen (men’s swimming & diving), NC State’s Alexia Zevnik (women’s swimming & diving), Virginia’s Thai-Son Kiwatkowski (men’s tennis), North Carolina’s Hayley Carter (women’s tennis), Virginia Tech’s Torben Laidig (men’s indoor track and field), Virginia’s Filip Mihaljevic (men’s outdoor track and field), Virginia Tech’s Hanna Green (women’s indoor track & field and women’s outdoor track & field), Georgia Tech’s Teegan Van Gunst (volleyball) and Virginia’s Jared Haught (wrestling).