Record 329 Tar Heels Earn ACC Honor

By Ran Northam Posted August 7, 2013 at 5:43 am

CHAPEL HILL – A record total of 329 North Carolina student-athletes have been named to the 2012-13 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, announced Tuesday by ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

The ACC Academic Honor Roll, now in its 57th year, is comprised of conference student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the full academic year. A record 2,909 student-athletes were honored during the 2012-13 academic year.

UNC’s previous high for student-athletes honored was 294 in 2004-05. The Tar Heel total was 290 in 2011-12.

In 2012-13, Duke led all schools with an ACC-record 474 student-athletes recognized, eclipsing its own mark of 452 set last year. Boston College saw 391 student-athletes honored, followed by North Carolina with 329, Virginia 286, Florida State 222, Virginia Tech 216, Maryland 192, NC State 181, Clemson 175, Georgia Tech 157, Miami 156 and Wake Forest 130.

Two ACC student-athletes were named to the list for the sixth time: Florida State’s Jessica Price (women’s soccer) and Keith Weeks (football). Twenty were honored for the fifth time, including UNC’s Pete Mangum (football).

Among those honored were 23 ACC Players of the Year, including UNC’s Kent Emanuel (baseball’s Pitcher of the Year) and Tom Luchsinger (men’s swimming). Ten of those honored also earned ACC Freshman of the Year honors in 2012-13, including UNC’s Paige Neuenfeldt (volleyball) and Emily Wold (field hockey).

The ACC Academic Honor Roll includes two 2012 ACC football postseason award recipients, including UNC’s Jonathan Cooper (Jacobs Blocking Trophy).

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