March 4, 2014
Four Hokies named All-ACC Academic Team
Eddie, Johnston, van Zegeren and Thompson honored

Greensboro, N.C. – Four Virginia Tech players have been named to the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Basketball team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

Jarell Eddie, a senior from Charlotte, N.C., earned the honor for the third time. He is joined by Will Johnston, a junior from Midlothian, Va., Joey van Zegeren, a redshirt sophomore from Hoogeveen, The Netherlands and Trevor Thompson, a freshman from Indianapolis, Ind.

The Hokies and Pittsburgh each lead ACC schools with four players each on the 16-man squad. 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.

Eddie, a three-year starter for the Hokies, leads the team in scoring (13.4) and rebounds (5.4) and is second in the ACC in three-point field goals made per game (2.5) and seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.376). This is the first time that Johnston, van Zegeren and Thompson have been named to the team. Thompson is one of five freshmen on the team.

2014 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team

Player, Class, School Hometown Major

Jamel Artis, Fr., Pittsburgh Baltimore, Md. Arts & Sciences

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

Marques Georges-Hunt, Georgia Tech College Park, Ga. Science, Technology & Culture

Trae Golden, Georgia Tech Powder Springs, Ga. Science, Technology & Culture

Rodney Hood, So., Duke Meridian, Miss. Sociology & Visual Arts

Will Johnston, Jr., Virginia Tech Midlothian, Va. Human Nutrition, Food & Exercise

Donnavan Kirk, Gr., Miami Pontiac, Mich. Community & Social Change

Josh Newkirk, Fr., Pittsburgh Raleigh, N.C. Arts & Sciences

Marcus Paige, So., North Carolina Marion, Iowa Journalism/Public Relations

Jabari Parker, Fr., Duke Chicago, Ill. Undeclared

Joe Rahon, So., Boston College San Diego, Calif. Economics

Trevor Thompson, Fr., Virginia Tech Indianapolis, Ind. University Studies

Joey van Zegeren, So., Virginia Tech Hoogeveen, The Netherlands International Studies

Coron Williams, Gr., Wake Forest Midlothian, Va. Liberal Studies

Cameron Wright, Jr., Pittsburgh Cleveland, Ohio Business-Marketing

Michael Young, Fr., Pittsburgh Duquesne, Pa. Arts & Sciences

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