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

    For updates on Virginia Tech swimming & diving, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_SwimDive).

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