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May 9, 2012
Savage named ACC's Women's Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Ten H2Okies selected to the All-ACC Academic team

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior Heather Savage of the Virginia Tech women’s swimming and diving team has been recognized as the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year, announced Wednesday afternoon by the conference office. Savage highlights the 2012 All-ACC Academic Women’s Swimming and Diving Team consisting of 40 student-athletes.

“We are very proud of Heather and appreciate the ACC in recognizing her,” commented head coach Ned Skinner. “Heather gives 100 percent in everything she does in life and she has evolved into an incredible student-athlete. Heather Savage makes everyone around her better and she is a true role model for our program and athletic department.”

At the 2012 ACC Championships in her home pool, Savage touched the wall in the 100 butterfly with a conference-record 52.13 to win her first ACC title. At the NCAA Championships, she finished in seventh place in the event to earn All-American honors and earn 12 points to help the H2Okies finish with their highest placing in school history. Savage, a native of Canandaigua, N.Y., is majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise.

In addition to Savage being named Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Tech has 10 student-athletes named to the men’s and women’s All-ACC Academic team. Two from the women’s side, including Savage and junior diver Logan Kline and eight from the men’s side which is the most out of any school on the list. Senior Blake Trabuchi-Downey, junior Gregory Mahon, freshman Kyle Butts, junior Logan Shinholser, senior Matt Baumler, sophomore Nick Tremols, sophomore Ryan Hawkins and junior Zach McGinnis all earned the honors for the men.

We are very proud of our women and men named to the All-ACC Academic team. Each one of these recipients live their life for our program in the classroom and in the pool and we appreciate the ACC for recognizing their efforts, as well. Further, for our men to once again attain the largest amount of recipients for the Team is something that we are very proud of.

Trabuchi-Downey, the 2012 ACC Postgraduate Scholarship winner, is one of two four-time All-ACC Academic honorees between the men and women on the list. This is the third year for Mahon, Shinholser and Baumler, while Tremols, Hawkins and McGinnis are all two-time honorees. This is also the second career honor for Kline, as she transferred from Indiana where she was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team a year ago.

Combining the men and women, the H2Okies have the fourth-highest total of student-athletes on the all-academic team. Virginia topped the list with 17, while Florida State and North Carolina trailed with 12 and 11, respectively.

To be eligible for All-ACC Academic team 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 their academic career.

2012 All-ACC Academic Women’s Swimming & Diving Team

Meg Anderson @

Clemson

Jr.

Early Childhood Education

Christine Wixted

Duke

So.

Undeclared

Jessica Lyden @

Duke

Sr.

Psychology

Ariel Rittenhouse

Florida State

Jr.

Communications

Kelsey Goodman @

Florida State

So.

Family & Child Sciences

Stephanie Sarandos #

Florida State

Sr.

Exercise Science

Julia Henkel @

Florida State

So.

Business

Victoria Richmond

Florida State

Sr.

Marketing/Finance

Kaitlyn Dressel

Florida State

Fr.

Exercise Science

Melissa Cooper

Florida State

So.

Psychology

Keren Siebner

Georgia Tech

Sr.

Industrial Engineering

Jordan Evans

Georgia Tech

Sr.

Management

Virginia Glover #

Maryland

Sr.

Communications

Megan Lafferty

Maryland

Jr.

Criminology

Carolyn Fittin

Maryland

Fr.

Undecided

Alexa Hamilton #

Maryland

Sr.

Communications

Victoria Cassidy @

Maryland

So.

Undecided

Amy Halligan

Maryland

So.

Journalism

Kara McCormack

Miami

Fr.

Math

Dana Hatic

Miami

Sr.

Journalism and Political Science

Miffy Henley @

NC State

Jr.

Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management

Hannah Freyman

NC State

Fr.

Undecided

Danielle Siverling

North Carolina

Fr.

Undecided

Laura Moriarty

North Carolina

Sr.

Exercise and Sport Science

Sarah Tanner #

North Carolina

Sr.

History

Jackie Rudolph

North Carolina

Jr.

History

Katherine Rechsteiner @

North Carolina

So.

Chemistry

Ellen Williamson

Virginia

Fr.

Undeclared

Emily Dicus

Virginia

Fr.

Undeclared

Charlotte Clarke

Virginia

Jr.

Undeclared

Alison Haulsee

Virginia

Fr.

Undeclared

Kelly Flynn #

Virginia

Sr.

Biology

Emily Lloyd @

Virginia

So.

Undeclared

Christine Olson @

Virginia

Jr.

Economics

Erika Stewart

Virginia

Sr.

Sociology

Kelly Offutt

Virginia

Fr.

Undeclared

Lauren Perdue @

Virginia

Jr.

Anthropology

Shaun Casey

Virginia

Fr.

Undeclared

Logan Kline

Virginia Tech

Jr.

Biology

Heather Savage

Virginia Tech

Jr.

Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise

2012 All-ACC Academic Men’s Swimming & Diving Team

Chris Dart %

Clemson

Sr.

Communications

Piotr Safronczyk

Duke

GS

Markets & Management Studies

Ted Minturn

Duke

Jr.

Sociology

Kevin Rogers

Florida State

Fr.

Sport Management

Mark Weber @

Florida State

Jr.

Sport Management

Michael Neubacher @

Florida State

Sr.

Sport Management

Nicholas Klein #

Florida State

Jr.

Interdisciplinary Social Science

Thomas Neubacher @

Florida State

So.

Sport Management

Andrew Kosic

Georgia Tech

Fr.

Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Anton Lagerqvist @

Georgia Tech

So.

Industrial Engineering

Brandon Makinson #

Georgia Tech

Jr.

Aerospace Engineering

Elliott Brockelbank

Georgia Tech

Fr.

International Affairs

Eric Chiu

Georgia Tech

Jr.

Industrial Design

Nico Van Duijn

Georgia Tech

Fr.

Electrical Engineering

Andrew Relihan @

Maryland

Sr.

Education

David Speese

Maryland

Fr.

Undecided

Brett Nagle

North Carolina

Jr.

Communication Studies

Brock Park

North Carolina

Sr.

Politcal Science

David MacDonald

North Carolina

Sr.

Communication Studies

Dominick Glavich

North Carolina

Fr.

Nursing

JT Stilley @

North Carolina

So.

Business Administration

Patrick Myers

North Carolina

Fr.

Business Administration

Brandon Kingston #

NC State

Jr.

Human Biology

Hudson Rains

NC State

Jr.

Mathematics

Ivan Kopas

NC State

Jr.

Electrical Engineering

Jonathan Boffa @

NC State

So.

Graphic Design

Briggy Imbriglia @

Virginia

Sr.

Economics

David Ingraham

Virginia

Fr.

Undeclared

David Karasek #

Virginia

GS

Education

Jakob Kolod

Virginia

Fr.

Undeclared

Nathaniel Hart

Virginia

So.

Electrical Engineering

Taylor Grey @

Virginia

So.

Undeclared

Blake Trabuchi-Downey %

Virginia Tech

Sr.

Biology

Greg Mahon #

Virginia Tech

Jr.

Mining Engineering

Kyle Butts

Virginia Tech

Fr.

Finance

Logan Shinholser #

Virginia Tech

Jr.

Chemical Engineering

Matthew Baumler #

Virginia Tech

Sr.

Hospitality Tourism Management

Nicholas Tremols @

Virginia Tech

So.

Communication

Ryan Hawkins @

Virginia Tech

So.

Architecture

Zach McGinnis @

Virginia Tech

Jr.

Politcal Science

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