March 7, 2013
Eddie, Beyer named to All-ACC Academic team
Newcomer Beyer joins returning member Eddie as Hokie honorees

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech’s Jarell Eddie and Christian Beyer have been named to the 2012-13 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Basketball team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

On the academic team for a second-straight year, Jarell Eddie is second on the team in scoring (12.0) and third in rebounding (5.7). Teammate Christian Beyer is averaging 1.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 21 games.

A pair of three-time All-ACC Academic team selections, Duke’s Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly, headline the team. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

Duke led all schools with four selections, while Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech had two each. Boston College, Clemson, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina and Wake Forest were each represented by one player.

Joining Plumlee and Kelly on the team from Duke are freshmen Rasheed Sulaimon and Amile Jefferson. Georgia Tech’s Marcus Georges-Hunt and teammate Chris Bolden are on the team, along with Boston College’s Joe Rahon, Clemson’s Jordan Roper, Maryland’s Logan Aronhalt, North Carolina’s Marcus Paige, Wake Forest’s Tyler Cavanaugh, and Miami’s Raphael Akpejiori.

2013 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team

Raphael Akpejiori, Jr., Miami Lagos, Nigeria Mechanical Engineering

Christian Beyer, So., Virginia Tech New Bern, N.C. Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise

Chris Bolden, Fr., Georgia Tech Suwanee, Ga. Business Administration

Tyler Cavanaugh, Fr., Wake Forest Dewitt, N.Y. Undeclared

Jarell Eddie, Jr., Virginia Tech Charlotte, N.C. Psychology

Marcus Georges-Hunt, Fr., Georgia Tech College Park, Ga. Business Administration

Amile Jefferson, Fr., Duke Philadelphia, Pa. Undeclared

Ryan Kelly, Sr., Duke Raleigh, N.C. Public Policy Studies

Logan Aronhalt, Gr., Maryland Zanesville, Ohio Kinesiology

Marcus Paige, Fr., North Carolina Marion, Indiana Undeclared

Mason Plumlee, Sr., Duke Warsaw, Ind. Psychology

Joe Rahon, Fr., Boston College San Diego, Calif. Undeclared

Jordan Roper, Fr., Clemson Columbia, S.C. Parks, Recreation & Tourism Mgt.

Rasheed Sulaimon, Fr., Duke Houston, Texas Undeclared

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