February 11, 2009
Akogyeram, Dillie and Gilson honored by the ACC
All three receive All-ACC Academic awards for their work in the classroom

BLACKSBURG, Va.- The trio of senior Scott Dillie, junior James Gilson and freshman Emmanuel Akogyeram add All-ACC Academic honors to their resumes, as announced by Atlantic Coast Conference today. Dillie and Gilson, both finance majors, received 2008 NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-East Region Honorable Mention honors, while Gilson was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III second team, earlier this season.

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.

Akogyeram, a freshman from Labone, Ghana, had six goals in his first season with the Hokies, tied for the team lead. The freshman also had an assist this season while registering 13 points this year.

Dillie ended his career at Tech with 10 goals and 23 total points. The Pittsburgh, Pa. native started 22 contests and participated in 64 matches in his four years for the Hokies. The departing senior adds his sixth academic accolade during his tenure that includes ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III first and second team honors and is now a three-time ACC All-Academic Team recipient.

Gilson, meanwhile, led the team in scoring, tying for a team high with Akogyeram in goals with six and tallied four assists, another team high, to total 16 points this season. The Greenwood Lake, N.Y., native started in 18 contests this year for Tech and saw action in 50 matches in his three seasons. This is the first time Gilson has garnered All-ACC Academic honors.

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