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April 15, 2013
Shinholser, Savage named ACC Scholar-Athletes of the Year
H2Okies lead conference with 16 athletes selected to the All-ACC Academic team

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Seniors Logan Shinholser and Heather Savage of the Virginia Tech swimming and diving program have been recognized as the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athletes of the Year, announced Monday afternoon by the conference office.

The H2Okies lead the conference with 16 All-ACC Academic team selections, as nine men and seven women collected the honors for the H2Okies in a pool of 83 athletes from nine schools.

A chemical engineering major, Shinholser leads the conference as one of five athletes to earn the honors for the fourth-straight year. The senior diver ended his career as Tech’s most decorated diver, as he is a four-time All-American and ACC Champion and holds all three Virginia Tech records. This season Shinholser collected three silver medals to earn 51 points for the H2Okies at the conference championships and garnered Honorable Mention All-America accolades on the platform at NCAAs.

A health, nutrition, foods and exercise major, Savage has been recognized as the sports Scholar-Athlete of the Year for two consecutive seasons. The Canandaigua, N.Y., native compiled four All-ACC performances at the conference meet, winning the title in ACC record time in the 100 butterfly, placing third in the 200 butterfly, and swimming on the victorious 200 and 400 medley relay teams. At the NCAA Championships, she earned All-America honors in the 100 butterfly for the second-straight year.

Shinholser and Gregory Mahon lead Tech, as they are the only four-time H2Okie honorees. Nick Tremols, Ryan Hawkins and Zach McGinnis received the honors for the third-straight year, while John Trope and Kyle Butts are the only two-time honorees. Jake Ores and Morgan Latimer round out the men’s side for Tech, as they earned the honors for the first time.

On the women’s side, fellow seniors Laura Simon and Logan Kline join Savage for the second-straight year, while sophomores Alyssa Bodin, Kelli Stockton and Emily Ryczek and senior Rachel Sepanski earned the honors for the first time.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

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.

Men’s Swimming & Diving All-ACC Academic Team

Andrew Stranick

Boston College

So.

Mathematics

Adam Flur

Duke

Sr.

Public Policy

Ben Hwang #

Duke

Sr.

International Comparative Studies

Jared Pike

Florida State

Jr.

Exercise Science

John Jessell

Florida State

Sr.

Hospitality Management

Mark Weber #

Florida State

Sr.

Sports Management

Nicholas Klein %

Florida State

Sr.

Political Science

Thomas Neubacher #

Florida State

Jr.

Sports Management

Andrew Chetcuti

Georgia Tech

So.

Biology

Andrew Kosic @

Georgia Tech

So.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Brandon Makinson %

Georgia Tech

Sr.

Aerospace Engineering

Eric Chiu @

Georgia Tech

Sr.

InDukestrial Design

Nico Van Dukeijn @

Georgia Tech

So.

Electrical Engineering

Zach Tillman @

Georgia Tech

Sr.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Stephen Wilfong

Miami

Fr.

Business

Brad Dillon

North Carolina

Jr.

Economics

Brett Nagle @

North Carolina

Sr.

Communication Studies

David Speese @

North Carolina

So.

Business Administration

JT Stilley #

North Carolina

Jr.

Economics

Pat Myers @

North Carolina

So.

Business Administration

Tyler Hill

North Carolina

So.

Exercise and Sport Science

Austin Snyder

North Carolina State

Fr.

Undecided

Brandon Kingston %

North Carolina State

Sr.

Biological Sciences

Hudson Rains @

North Carolina State

Sr.

Mathematics

Jonathan Boffa #

North Carolina State

Jr.

Design

David Ingraham @

Virginia

So.

Undeclared

Jack Murfee

Virginia

Jr.

English

JB Kolod @

Virginia

So.

Undeclared

Jonathan Buerger

Virginia

Jr.

Chemistry

Luke Papendick

Virginia

Fr.

Undeclared

Taylor Grey #

Virginia

Jr.

Environmental Science

Greg Mahon %

Virginia Tech

Sr.

Mining Engineering

Jacob Ores

Virginia Tech

So.

Humantities Science and Environment

John Trope @

Virginia Tech

Jr.

Communication

Kyle Butts @

Virginia Tech

So.

Management

Logan Shinholser %

Virginia Tech

Sr.

Chemical Engineering

Morgan Latimer

Virginia Tech

So.

History

Nicholas Tremols #

Virginia Tech

Jr.

Communication

Ryan Hawkins #

Virginia Tech

Jr.

Architecture

Zach McGinnis #

Virginia Tech

Sr.

Political Science

Women’s Swimming & Diving All-ACC Academic Team

Christine Wixted @

Duke

Jr.

Sociology

Megan McCarroll

Duke

So.

Public Policy

Ariel Rittenhouse @

Florida State

Jr.

Communication Studies

Bianca Spinazzola

Florida State

Fr.

Interior Design

Elizabeth Pepper

Florida State

So.

History

Julia Henkel #

Florida State

Jr.

Business (Management)

Kristine Polley #

Florida State

Sr.

Exercise Science

Laura Flewelling

Florida State

So.

Exercise Science

Madison Jacobi

Florida State

Fr.

Psychology

Tiffany Oliver @

Florida State

Jr.

Environmental Studies

Erika Staskevicius

Georgia Tech

Fr.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Kathleen Riley

Georgia Tech

Sr.

International Affairs

Shannon Lumbra

Georgia Tech

Fr.

Business Administration

Carrie Dragland

Miami

Sr.

Sport Administration

Hannah Kling

Miami

Sr.

Human and Social Development

Kara McCormack @

Miami

So.

Mathematics

Lindsay Lester @

Miami

Jr.

Psychology

Lucy Worrall

Miami

So.

Broadcast Journalism

My Fridell

Miami

Fr.

Public Health

Annie Harrison

North Carolina

Fr.

Undecided

Emma Nunn

North Carolina

Fr.

Undecided

Jackie Rudolph @

North Carolina

Sr.

History/Chemistry

Katherine Rechsteiner #

North Carolina

Jr.

Chemistry

Katie Nolan @

North Carolina

Sr.

Journalism and Mass Communications

Meredith Hoover

North Carolina

Jr.

Romance Languages

Hannah Freyman @

North Carolina State

So.

Nutrition Science

Hayley Tomlinson

North Carolina State

Fr.

Spanish

Julianna Prim @

North Carolina State

Sr.

Biological Sciences

Marifrances Henley #

North Carolina State

Sr.

Program Management

Alison Haulsee @

Virginia

So.

Undeclared

Emily Dicus @

Virginia

So.

Undeclared

Emily Lloyd #

Virginia

Jr.

Inter-Women Gender Sexuality

Haley Durmer

Virginia

Fr.

Undeclared

Kelly Offutt @

Virginia

So.

Undeclared

Lauren Perdue #

Virginia

Sr.

Anthropology

Shaun Casey @

Virginia

So.

Undeclared

Alyssa Bodin

Virginia Tech

So.

University Studies

Emily Ryczek

Virginia Tech

So.

Geography

Heather Savage @

Virginia Tech

Sr.

Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise

Kelli Stockton

Virginia Tech

So.

University Studies

Laura Simon @

Virginia Tech

Sr.

Biochemistry

Logan Kline @

Virginia Tech

Sr.

Biology

Rachel Sepanski

Virginia Tech

Jr.

Political Science

% Denotes four-time honoree

# Denotes three-time honoree

@ Denotes two-time honoree

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