July 24, 2008
2008 All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis Team Announced
Graber, Jacques, Roca selected for honor

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Three members of the Virginia Tech men's tennis team were selected to the 2008 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men's Tennis Team as announced today by Commissioner John D. Swofford.

Pedro Graber (So., Santiago, Chile), Sebastien Jacques (Fr., Magog, Quebec, Canada) and Ignaci Roca (Sr., San Jose, Costa Rica) were all named to the elite academic squad. Graber was named to the team for the second consecutive year.

On the court, Jacques led the Hokies with a 29-10 record including a 8-3worksheet in ACC contest while Graber posted 12 singles victories. Roca battled through injuries during his senior season and appeared in only four singles matches.

Duke leads all ACC schools with four All-Academic team selections. Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech each placed three student-athletes on the 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. This year's team included seven repeat honorees from 2007 and one three-time honoree in Duke's Kiril Dimitrov.

The 2008 All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis Team is as follows:

2008 All-ACC Academic Men's Tennis Team

Name School Class Major
Dylan Arnould * Duke So. Political Science
Scott Blackmon * Georgia Tech Sr. Management
Benjamin Carlotti North Carolina Sr. Business Administration
Nick Cavaday NC State Sr. Psychology
Kiril Dimitrov ** Duke Jr. Economics
Kevin Galloway Clemson Fr. Pre-Business
Guillermo Gomez Georgia Tech Fr. Industrial Engineering
David Goulet * Duke So. Economics
Pedro Graber * Virginia Tech So. Industrial and Systems Engineering
Dominic Inglot * Virginia Jr. Commerce
Sebastien Jacques Virginia Tech Fr. Business
Nickolai Nielsen * Maryland Jr. Business Management
Andrew Orban Maryland Jr. Mathematics
Cory Parr Wake Forest Jr. Sociology
Ignaci Roca Virginia Tech Sr. Civil Engineering
Jason Sechrist Boston College Sr. Finance
Ryan Smith Georgia Tech Fr. Biochemistry
Sanam Singh Virginia Fr. Undeclared
Alex Stone Duke Sr. Political Science
J.C. Whitner Miami So. Marketing
Jay Weinacker NC State Jr. Business Management
Jean Yves-Aubone Florida State So. Sports Management
* repeat All-ACC academic honorees
** Three-time honoree

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