Atlantic Coast Conference Names 2006 Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients
Three scholar-athletes earn postgraduate scholarships; Anderson receives Weaver-James-Corrigan Honorary Award
February 24, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Thirty-six Atlantic Coast Conference scholar-athletes have been named recipients of postgraduate scholarships, as announced by Commissioner John D. Swofford. The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker scholarships are given to selected student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate-level degree following graduation. Each recipient will receive $5,000 to use towards his or her graduate education. Student-athletes receiving the award have performed with distinction in both the classroom and in their respective sports, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.

In addition to those receiving scholarship funds, eight student-athletes will receive Weaver-James-Corrigan Honorary Awards. These students will be recognized for their outstanding performance in both athletic competition and the classroom throughout their collegiate careers and intend to compete at the Olympic or professional level.

The Weaver-James-Corrigan award is named in honor of the late Jim Weaver and Bob James as well as Gene Corrigan, all former ACC commissioners. The league's first commissioner, James H. Weaver, served the conference from 1954 to 1970 after a stint as the Director of Athletics at Wake Forest University. His early leadership and uncompromising integrity are largely responsible for the excellent reputation enjoyed by the ACC today.

Robert C. James, a former University of Maryland football player, was named commissioner in 1971 and served for 16 years. During his tenure, the league continued to grow in stature and became recognized as a national leader in athletics and academics, winning 23 national championships and maintaining standards of excellence in the classroom.

Eugene F. Corrigan assumed his role as the third full-time commissioner on September 1, 1987, and served until August of 1997. During Corrigan's tenure, ACC schools captured 30 NCAA championships and two national football titles.

Prior to 1994, the Weaver-James postgraduate scholarships were given as separate honors. The Jim Weaver award, originated in 1970, recognized exceptional achievement on the playing field and in the classroom, while the Bob James award, established in 1987, also honored outstanding student-athletes.

The Thacker award, which originated in 2005, is awarded in honor of the late Jim and Pat Thacker of Charlotte, N.C. Jim Thacker was the primary play-by-play announcer for the ACC's first television network. Recipients of the award must demonstrate outstanding performance both in athletic competition and in the classroom and intend to further their education through post-graduate studies at an ACC institution.

The 44 student-athletes will be honored April 13, 2006, in Greensboro, N.C., at a luncheon hosted by the Nat Greene Kiwanis Club. The luncheon will be held at the Koury Convention Center.

Recipients of the Weaver-James-Corrigan Awards are as follows: Boston College - Kristen E. Madden (field hockey), Brooke C. Queenan (basketball); Clemson - Ashlee M. Brown (rowing), Nichole M. Carlton (swimming & diving), Bradley L. Gibson (soccer); Duke - Brendan Dewan (football), Nicole Dudek (field hockey); Florida State - Jose David Castillo (football), Andrew Joseph Diakos (track & field), Lakendra McColumn (track & field); Georgia Tech - Steven Eric Blackwood (baseball), Ashley Annette Kracke (swimming), Shanta Smith (track & field); Maryland - Kimberly Marie Francis (soccer), Brendan Michael Healy (lacrosse), Mandy Miguela Pascual (gymnastics); Miami - Rachel Joy Clausing (rowing), Kaitlin Day Kozak (volleyball), Melanie Gail Marie Schultz (cross country/indoor & outdoor track); North Carolina - Courtney J. Bumpers (gymnastics), Katy Beth Tran (field hockey); NC State - Molly A. Culberson (swimming & diving), Stefani Tramaine Eddins (volleyball), Adeola Adekunbi Kosoko (volleyball); Virginia - Katherine Avery Gordon (swimming), Jane Tyler Leachman (lacrosse), Matthew Blair Ward (lacrosse); Virginia Tech - Anat Elazari (tennis), Melissa Marie Markowski (volleyball), Carrie Ann Mason (basketball); Wake Forest - Anne Golden Bersagel (cross country/track & field); Sarah Lynne Kozey (soccer), Ariel Clare Meyers (field hockey).

Recipients of the Jim and Pat Thacker Awards are as follows: Boston College - Daniel C. Berglund (football); Duke - Kathryn Diane Ness (swimming); North Carolina - Laura Lynn Gerraughty (track & field).

Recipients of the Weaver-James-Corrigan Honorary Awards are as follows: Clemson - Lida Ledford (soccer); Duke - Ludovic Walter (tennis); Florida State - Garrett W. Johnson (track & field); Maryland - Jason Robert Garey (soccer); North Carolina - Lindsay A. Tarpley (soccer); NC State - Ilian Iliev Evtimov (basketball); Virginia - Connor Raymond Hughes (football); Virginia Tech - James Nathaniel Anderson (football).

Recipients of the Weaver-James-Corrigan and of the Jim and Pat Thacker Scholarships
Anat Elazari, Virginia Tech, Tennis
Played in the top two positions of the Virginia Tech lineup for three seasons ... 2005 All-ACC selection and finished second on the team in singles victories with 20 ... Nationally-ranked several times in her career and was named Virginia Tech's Rookie of Year in 2004 and was a Coach's Award recipient in 2003 while sitting out the season to fulfill NCAA residency requirements ... Member of the 2004 ITA All-Academic Team.

Melissa Marie Markowski, Virginia Tech, Volleyball
Holds Virginia Tech record for career assists with 5,287 ... Is the only player in Tech history to reach 5,000 career assists ... Four-year starter at setter ... 2005 Preseason All-ACC ... 2005 and 2004 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III first-team, second-team in 2003 ... 2005 MVP of Miami (Ohio) Classic ... ACC Player of the Week - Nov. 28 2005 ... Four-time VaSID second team selection.

Carrie Ann Mason, Virginia Tech, Basketball
Became the 17th member of the Virginia Tech 1,000-point club ... Third on the team in scoring (12.0) and has connected on 52 three-point attempts in 26 games ... Now has 190 in her career, which ranks first on the Tech career list ... Ranks seventh on the Tech career assists list with 355 ... Recently moved into eighth place on Tech's all-time scoring list with 1,311 points ... Started in 116 consecutive games ... 2005 ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Women's Basketball University Division District III First Team.

Daniel C. Berglund, Boston College, Football
Recipient of the 2005 Scout Team Award and the Humanitarian Award at the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl ... Served as the president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee in 2005 ... Coaches moved him from quarterback to linebacker for 2004 spring drills ... Served as a valuable scout team member at linebacker as well as a backup long snapper in 2004 ... Saw action in three games as long snapper in 2003 ... Shared most of the snaps at quarterback with Karim El Nokali in 2003 spring practice.

Kristen E. Madden, Boston College, Field Hockey
Started in every game in her four-year career at Boston College, including five Atlantic Coast Conference contests in 2005 ... In 2005, she converted on 12 goals and eight assists for 32 points, which was a team-high ... Earned National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I All-America honors, was selected as a NFHCA Division I Regional All-America and an All-ACC selection in her senior season.

Brooke C. Queenan, Boston College, Women's Basketball
Played in 105 career games, starting 70 ... Recently joined the 500-rebound club and now has 511, placing her 15th on the all-time career list ... Team's leading scorer, averaging 14.5 points-per-game and 8.0 rebounds-per-game ... Has a combined 882 points in her career at Boston College ... Scored in double digits 44 times in her career, and tallied 13 double-doubles ... Earned the Athletic Director's Academic Achievement Award.

Ashlee M. Brown, Clemson, Rowing
Rowed with Clemson's varsity 8+ from 2002-05 ... Also raced with the second varsity 8+ and the varsity 4+ during that time ... Named to CRCA All-America team in 2005 as a senior ... Two-time CRCA National Scholar Athlete ... 2005 All-Region and All-ACC selection ... Four-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Earned four rowing letters at Clemson ... Member of Clemson's Student-Athlete Academic Advisory Board.

Nichole M. Carlton, Clemson, Swimming & Diving
Has been named to the ACC Honor Roll in each of her first three years at Clemson ... Was a member of the honorable mention Academic All-American Honor Roll ... Member of the Presidents list in 2003-04, and 2004-05 ... Holds the ninth fastest time in Clemson history in the 1650 freestyle (16:49.16) ... Recorded season fastest times in the 500 freestyle (4:59.30), 1650 freestyle (17:01.62), and 200 freestyle (1:54.36) at the ACC Championships ... Scored in the 1650 freestyle for the fourth straight year at the ACC Championship meet.

Bradley L. Gibson, Clemson, Soccer
Played in 18 matches this season and has started 16 ... Recorded two assists this past season, both of which in the NCAA Championship ... Played in 79 matches, recording 62 career starts ... Named to four All-Tournament teams throughout his career ... Two-time NSCAA South Region All-Scholar Team selection ... Four-time ACC Honor Roll recipient.

Brendan Dewan, Duke, Football
Four-year starter at linebacker for the Duke football team ... finished career with 303 tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, 4.0 quarterback sacks and three interceptions ... two-time Academic All-ACC selection ... 2005 co-recipient of the ACC's Tatum Award, an honor presented annually to the top senior football-playing student-athlete in the league ... served as team captain during senior season ... named Duke's Co-Outstanding Linebacker in both 2004 and 2005.

Nicole Dudek, Duke, Field Hockey
Team captain and member of the U.S. Under-21 National Team ... finished third all-time at Duke for career goals and sixth on the career points list ... selected to the All-America third team in 2004 and moved up to the second team in 2005 ... member of the 2005 NCAA All-Tournament Team after guiding Duke to the national championship game ... two-time member of the All-South Region first team and All-ACC team ... South Senior All Star.

Kathryn Diane Ness, Duke, Swimming
School record-holder in 11 events - 100 and 200 freestyle, 100 and 200 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 200 IM, 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays and 200 and 400 medley relays ... became Duke's first ACC Champion since 1981 when she won the 200 IM in 2004 ... competed at the 2004 NCAA Championships ... 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III ... three-time All-ACC selection.

Jose David Castillo, Florida State, Football
Three-year starter at center who the coaches counted on to make the proper calls at the line of scrimmage ... Played in 11 games in 2005, starting all of them ... Missed the Boston College and The Citadel games due to a foot injury which required surgery but returned in time for the Syracuse game ... Named a 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic second team All-American - one of just two players from the ACC to be honored ... 2005 National Football Foundation $18,000 postgraduate scholarship winner as a finalist for the Draddy Trophy billed as the "Academic Heisman."

Andrew Joseph Diakos, Florida State, Track & Field
Top hammer and weight thrower for Florida State ... Two-time All-ACC hammer thrower ... Three-time NCAA East Region qualifier ... Earned conference honors after a second-place hammer throw in 2004 and third-place in 2005 ... Second on the Seminoles' all-time top performers with a mark of 200'4" ... Leads all FSU throwers this season with a career-best mark of 64'1".

Lakendra McColumn, Florida State, Track & Field
Top hurdler and versatile member of relays for Florida State for the past two seasons ... Three-time All-ACC hurdler ... Three-time NCAA East Region qualifier in as many seasons ... Seventh all-time in the 400m hurdles with a time of 57.85 ... All-ACC Honor Roll recipient in 2003 and 2004 ... Top Six For Service Award winner... 2005 FSU Golden Nole Award recipient.

Steven Eric Blackwood, Georgia Tech, Baseball
Two-time All-ACC outfielder, earning first-team recognition in 2005 following second-team honors in 2004 ... Three-year starter for Georgia Tech's nationally-ranked baseball team, which he has helped to ACC Tournament championships in 2003 and 2005, as well as NCAA regional championships in 2004 and 2005 ... Career batting average of .349 ... Entering his senior season, he ranks 15th in Georgia Tech history in career runs batted in (169) ... Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District selection ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Ashley Annette Kracke, Georgia Tech, Swimming
The top backstroke swimmer in Georgia Tech history ... Currently holds the Georgia Tech school records in the 100 back (56.0) and 200 back (1:59.76) ... Also part of the school-record in the 400 medley relay (3:48.63) ... Ranks among the top five in Georgia Tech history in the 200 free (1:52.88, 3rd) and 500 free (4:58.28, 4th) ... Six-time ACC finalist in the 100 and 200 backstroke events ... Three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Collegiate Swimming Coaches of America Association (CSCAA) Academic All-America honorable mention in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Shanta Smith, Georgia Tech, Track & Field
Three-time ACC champion in track and field ... Won ACC titles in the triple jump (2002 and 2003) and 4x400 relay (2003) ... Seven-time All-ACC honoree in the triple jump, 400 meters and 4x400 relay ... Two-time NCAA qualifier in the triple jump ... Set the school record in the indoor triple jump (43'4.5") in 2004 ... Has the second-best mark in Georgia Tech history in the outdoor triple jump at 43'2.25" (2003) ... Also ranks among the top five in Georgia Tech history in the 400 meters, both indoor (54.77, 2004) and outdoor (53.38, 2004) ... CoSIDA Academic All-District III Second-Team in 2004 ... Four-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Kimberly Marie Francis, Maryland, Soccer
Started in 80 of 82 matches ... Third in career points at Maryland with 67 ... Fourth on the all-time career assists list with 23 ... Ranks sixth on the all-time goals list with 22 ... Her eight career game-winning goals is fourth on the all-time Terrapin list ... Second on the career shots list with 226 ... Three-time All-ACC Second-Team selection ... Two-time ACC All-Tournament Team honoree (2002, 2003) ... Made her collegiate debut in 2002 after missing all of her true freshman season after suffering a torn ACL.

Brendan Michael Healy, Maryland, Lacrosse
2006 Preseason Third Team All-American ... One of four team captains for the 2006 season ... Broke strength index records for the second straight season during off-season conditioning ... Won the team's 2005 "Iron Terp" award for strongest pound-for-pound lacrosse player ... One of only four Terrapins to start all 17 games in 2005 ... Recorded three hat tricks in his career ... Posted a career-best four points twice as a junior in 2005 ... Two-time USILA Honorable Mention All-American ... A three-time member of the Maryland and ACC Honor Rolls.

Mandy Miguela Pascual, Maryland, Gymnastics
Competed in 13 meets in 2005 ... Scored 9.825 at Maui Invite and EAGL conference championships to help the Terps to a second-place finish at both meets ... NCAA regional qualifier on uneven bars ... 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America All-District II First Team ... Earned NACGC Academic All-American honors four times ... Three-time EAGL All-Academic Team member ... Selected first team All-EAGL bars twice ... CoSIDA Academic All-District ... ACC Honor Roll selection ... Redshirt 2002 season due to ankle injury.

Rachel Joy Clausing, Miami, Rowing
Three-year letterwinner ... Competed in the varsity eight in 2004-05 ... Finished second in the varsity eight at the FIRA State Championships ... Finished fourth in the varsity eight at the ACC Championships ... Named to the 2004-05 ACC Honor Roll ... Competed with the Varsity eight 2003-04 ... Gold medalist at the 2-4 FIRA State Championships ... Silver medalist at the 2004 San Diego Crew Classic ... Member of the 2004 CRCA All-Regional Team ... Gold medalist in Freshman/Novice 8+ and Freshman/Novice 4+ at the 2003 FIRA State Championships.

Kaitlin Day Kozak, Miami, Volleyball
Ranks sixth all-time with 86 matches played and eighth with 249 games played ... Collected 276 career digs, which ranks her 10th all-time ... Holds the season record for service percentage (.982) and is second all-time with a .960 career serving percentage ... Stands eighth all-time with 39 career service aces ... Co-captain her senior year ... Dropped in a career-high 25 service aces as well as 146 digs in 2005 ... Appeared in 81 games as a defensive specialist averaging 0.65 digs per game in 2004 ... Named to the 2004-05 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Melanie Gail Marie Schultz, Miami, Cross Country/Indoor & Outdoor Track
All-South Region cross country selection the past two seasons ... Placed fourth at the 2005 NCAA South Region Cross Country Championships, becoming the first Hurricane in school history to qualify for the NCAA Championship ... Finished 15th at the 2005 ACC Cross Country Championship ... First woman in UM history to qualify for NCAA Regional competition in a distance event ... Finished fourth in the 1,500-meters (4:26.03) and fifth in the 5,000-meters (16:44.10) at the ACC Outdoor Track and Field Championship, setting school-records in both events ... Set school-record in the mile run with a time of 4:46.81.

Courtney J. Bumpers, North Carolina, Gymnastics
A three-time first-team All-America selection ... NCAA champion in the floor exercise in 2004 and 2005 ... Shared the title as a sophomore and won it outright with a perfect 10.0 as a junior in 2005 ... Named Southeast Regional Gymnast of the Year in 2004 and 2005 ... Won conference titles in the uneven bars, floor exercise and all-around last season as a junior ... Holds school records in the floor exercise (10.0), vault (9.975) and all-around (39.725) ... Three-time EAGL Academic Team selection ... A 2005 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.

Laura Lynn Gerraughty, North Carolina, Track & Field
2004 Olympian and U.S. Olympic Trials champion in the shot put ... 2004 NCAA Champion in the indoor and outdoor shot put ... 2003 NCAA Champion in the indoor shot put ... Eight-time All-American ... Owns school records in four events - indoor shot, weight throw, outdoor shot and hammer ... Indoor shot put record is also an all-time collegiate record indoors or outdoors ... Two-time CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American ... 2004 NACAC Under-23 Champions shot put champion ... 2003 and 2004 ACC Indoor Most Valuable Performer ... 2002 ACC Outdoor Freshman of the Year.

Katy Beth Tran, North Carolina, Field Hockey
Earned first-team All-America honors as a senior ... First team All-South Region as a junior and second team as a sophomore ... Two-time All-ACC and All-ACC Tournament honoree ... Three-year starter at goalkeeper for the Tar Heels ... Three-time member of the NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Has earned ACC Academic Honor Roll and Dean's List honors as a biology/exercise and sport science double major ... Recipient of the ACC Top VI for Service Award

Molly A. Culberson, NC State, Swimming & Diving
One of the top divers in Wolfpack history ... Holds the Wolfpack school records in the one-meter (328.28) and three-meter (357.60) ... Holds the Wolfpack pool record in both the one-meter and three-meter dives ... Named ACC Performer of the Week ... Competed in the NCAA Championships last season ... Has led the team in top-five finishes in each of the past three seasons.

Stefani Tramaine Eddins, NC State, Volleyball
2005 First-Team All-ACC ... Played in every game and started every match two years at NC State ... Two-time team MVP ... 2005 third-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III ... Led 2005 team with 360 kills, 3.50 kills per game, 747 total attacks, a .387 attack percentage, 123 block assists, 36 solo blocks and 1.54 blocks per game ... Finished career second in the school records for season attack pct. and career attack pct., first and second in season blocks and ninth for career blocks ... Dean's List student and NC State Scholar Athlete ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member and a 2005 Academic All-ACC Volleyball team selection.

Adeola Adekunbi Kosoko, NC State, Volleyball
Played in every game and started every match the last two seasons ... Two-time NC State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President ... Finished second on team with 246 kills, 2.39 kills per game, 644 total attacks, a .213 attack percentage, 89 block assists and 32 solo blocks in 2005 ... Led team with .952 serve reception percentage in 2005 ... Finished career seventh in school history with 353 career blocks ... Honor roll student and NC State Scholar Athlete ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member and 2005 Academic All-ACC Volleyball Team selection.

Katherine Avery Gordon, Virginia, Swimming
Has automatically qualified for the 2006 NCAA Championships in the 400 individual medley with a personal-best time of 4:14.85 (the fourth fastest time in school history) ... Honorable mention All-American in 2003 (500 free) ... ACC champion in 2006 and 2003 as a member of UVa's winning 800 free relay ... Three-time All-ACC selection (2003, 2004 and 2006) ... Ranks fifth all-time at UVa in the 200 backstroke and sixth in the 200 I.M. ... Selected as the team MVP in 2004-05 and was the recipient of the Bernardino Scholarship ... Two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.

Jane Tyler Leachman, Virginia, Lacrosse
Ranks tenth all-time for a single season in draw controls ... Named a first-team All-American in 2005 ... NCAA Champion, 2004 ... Ranked second on the team in draw controls with 40 in 2004 ... Also ranks fifth all-time in goals scored and ninth all-time in points ... Led Virginia in goals with 65 in 2004, which is the third-highest single-season total in school history ... Her 82 points in 2004 ranks eighth for a single season ... Entering her fourth year she has 19 career hat tricks.

Matthew Blair Ward, Virginia, Lacrosse
Team captain for the second year ... Preseason second-team All-American by Face-Off Yearbook ... Received the Dr. Allen Voshell Award as the team's most valuable player last year ... Scored at least one goal in 39 of 45 career games ... Ninth player in school history to score 100 career goals ... Tied for 17th in UVa history with 141 career points ... His 38 goals last year are eighth in Virginia history ... Fourth among active players in total points and fifth in goals ... earned second-team All-America, All-ACC and team MVP honors last season.

Anne Golden Bersagel, Wake Forest, Cross Country/Track & Field
One of the most decorated runners in Wake Forest history ... A three-time All-ACC and All-American in cross country ... Also a three-time All-ACC and All-American in outdoor track ... A two-time All-ACC and All-American indoor track selection ... Earned first team Academic All-American status in 2005 ... Owns four school records in track and field ... Finished sixth at the NCAA Championship in the 10k and placed 13th at the USATF Championship in the same event.

Sarah Lynne Kozey, Wake Forest, Soccer
Finished as Wake Forest's all-time points and goals scored leader ... Two-time All-ACC selection as well as All-ACC Freshman team honoree ... Named to Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region in 2004 ... Tied the school record for goals scored with 12 in 2004 ... Earned Academic All-ACC honors as a senior ... Closed out career with 35 goals and 86 points.

Ariel Clare Meyers, Wake Forest, Field Hockey
Named 2005 All-ACC ... ACC All-Tournament team (2005 & 2003) ... NFHCA first team all-region (2005) ... Started in all 22 games this season and 68 in her career ... 2004 NCAA All-Tournament Team and NFHCA All-South Region second team ... Started all 23 games of her junior season ... Recorded one defensive save ... Started all but one game her sophomore season ... Tied for fifth on the team in goals scored (7) ... Appeared in every game of her rookie campaign ... A four-time Dean's List student at Wake Forest and two-time ACC Honor Roll recipient.


Recipients of the Weaver-James-Corrigan Honorary Awards
James Nathaniel Anderson, Virginia Tech, Football
Spent his final two years with the Hokies as the starting whip linebacker, registering 82 tackles his final season ... Active participant in Athlete's in Action and also volunteered countless hours ... Anderson was a finalist for both Wuerffel Trophy, as well as the ARA Sportsmanship Award ... For his career, Anderson tallied 219 tackles, including 18 for loss and seven sacks and had three interceptions.

Lida Ledford, Clemson, Soccer
2004 First-Team All-ACC ... 2001 and 2002 Second-Team All-ACC ... NSCAA Scholar All-America Team (third-team) ... NSCAA All-Region in 2001, 2003 and 2004 ... Played in 83 career matches ... Scored 17 career goals and had 23 career assists for 57 points ... Had nine game-winning goals during her career ... ACC Player of the Week twice during her career ... Named to the ACC Honor Roll four times.

Ludovic Walter, Duke, Tennis
Two-time ITA All-America selection ... Named to the All-ACC team in each of his first three seasons ... Tied for second on Duke's all-time singles victories list with 112 singles wins ... Teamed with Jason Zimmerman to win 40 doubles matches, the third most by any duo in Duke's history ... Ranked as high as No. 2 in singles during his career ... Captured the ITA Mideast Regional Co-Championship in 2005 ... Named to ITA Collegiate All-Star team as a sophomore ... In his sophomore season, he won singles titles at the Adidas Collegiate Invitational and ITA Region II Indoor Championships.

Garrett W. Johnson, Florida State, Track & Field
Top shot putter in Florida State school history and second all-time in the discus ... 2006 Rhodes Scholar ... 2005 Indoor All-American in the shot put ... Currently leads the conference and the nation in the shot put ... 2005 ESPN The Magazine Second-Team Academic All-American ... Two-time NCAA East Region Champion ... Six-time All-ACC honoree ... President of FSU Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC) and vice-president of Seminole Student Boosters ... First-team Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.

Jason Robert Garey, Maryland, Soccer
Became the first player in Maryland history to win the Hermann Trophy ... All-ACC selection ... Two-time Sports Illustrated On Campus Player of the Year for men's soccer ... ESPN The Magazine's CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year ... Scored 22 goals and seven assists for 51 points as a senior ... Maryland's all-time leader in goals scored (60) and career points (140) ... Named the College Cup offensive MVP, in leading Maryland to the 2005 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship title.

Lindsay A. Tarpley, North Carolina, Soccer
Finished her career as one of the top players and attacking presences in the college game ... Finished her UNC career as the 10th leading scorer in points (177), the third leading individual in assists (59) and the 10th leading goal scorer (59) in Tar Heel soccer history ... Consensus first-team All-American in 2003 when she was named National Player of the Year by Soccer America, Soccer Buzz, Soccer Times, Soccer Post and Sports Illustrated on Campus ... Member of the U.S. National Team which won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics ... Consensus choice as National Freshman of the Year in 2002.

Ilian Iliev Evtimov, NC State, Basketball
Third leading scorer on team ... Ranks 10th among active ACC players in career points scored ... Has reached double figures in all but five games this season ... Ranks seventh in school history for career minutes played and 12th in career games played ... Ranks fifth in school history for three-point field goals and seventh for three-point field goal attempts ... Speaks four languages: Bulgarian, French, English and Spanish.

Connor Raymond Hughes, Virginia, Football
Holds school records for points (332), field goals made (66) and attempted (79), and extra points made (134) and attempted (138) ... Made 83.5 percent of his field goals to rank second in UVa history ... Broke Virginia's 90-year old record for career scoring as a senior in 2005 ... Third in ACC history in points and tied for fourth in field goals made ... Owns three of the top-11 points totals in school history, as well as three of the top-five field goals made totals ... John Eric Dahlgren Endowed Football Scholarship recipient ... All-American, All-ACC and All-ACC Academic Team performer during his career.