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Jan. 30, 2003

Greensboro, NC – University of Virginia football players Matt Schaub and Shernard Newby are among 33 players named to the 2002 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic football team as announced by ACC Commissioner John Swofford. To be eligible, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the fall semester or have maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

Schaub was named the ACC Player of the Year last season after guiding the Cavaliers to a 9-5 record and a #22 ranking in the final Associated Press poll. He led the conference in passing efficiency and finished sixth nationally. He set or tied at least 10 UVa single-season records, including touchdown passes (28), yards passing (2976), attempts (418), completions (288), completion percentage (68.9), total offense (3071), total plays (488), 200-yard games (8-tie), 300-yard games (3-tie), and consecutive games with a touchdown pass (14).

Newby led the team with three interceptions and finished his career tied for eighth in UVa history with 11. He made 50 tackles, the second-highest total of his career, this season to finish second among the team’s safeties. His 188 career tackles are eighth all-time by a UVa defensive back. Newby earned his degree in sociology in December 2001 and competed last season as a graduate student.

Duke led the way with seven players named to the team. Georgia Tech and Maryland each had five selections, while Florida State had four, Clemson and Wake Forest three, Virginia, North Carolina and N.C. State all had two.

2002 All-ACC Academic Football Team

Pos. Player GPA Major
OB Matt Schaub, Jr., Virginia 3.15 Economics
OB James MacPherson, Sr., Wake Forest 3.69 Business
OB Chris Douglas, Jr., Duke 3.57 Computer Science
OB Alex Wade, Jr., Duke 3.83 History
WR Robert Morgan, Sr., Florida State 3.00 Sports Management
WR Steve Suter, So., Maryland 4.00 Criminal Justice
TE Calen Powell, Jr., Duke 3.43 Cultural Anthropology & Visual Arts
OL Brett Williams, Sr., Florida State 3.75 Sports Management
OL Todd Wike, Sr., Maryland 3.11* Philosophy
OL Jeb Terry, Jr., North Carolina 3.50 Business
OL Chris Colmer, Jr., NC State 3.25 Technology Education
OL William Henry, Gr., Clemson 3.33 Human Resource Development
OL Drew Strojny, Sr., Duke 3.50 Philosophy
PK Nick Novak, So., Maryland 4.00 Kinesiological Sciences
PK Luke Manget, Sr., Georgia Tech 3.66 History Technology & Society

Pos. Player GPA Major
DL Shawn Johnson, Sr., Duke 3.67 Biological Anthropolgy & Anatomy
DL Matt Zielinski, Sr., Duke 3.00 Economics
DL Khaleed Vaughn, Jr., Clemson 3.50 Human Resource Development
DL Kevin Emanuel, Jr., Florida State 3.30 Sports Management
LB Rodney Thomas, Sr., Clemson 3.00 Parks & Recreation, Tourism Management
LB Michael Boulware, Jr., Florida State 3.19 Education
LB Brad White, Jr., Wake Forest 3.00 Business
LB Ryan Fowler, Jr., Duke 3.25 Sociology
LB Daryl Smith, Jr., Georgia Tech 3.37 Management
LB Doug Justice, Fr., North Carolina 3.45* Undecided
DB Jeremy Muyres, Sr., Georgia Tech 3.66 Management
DB Madieu Williams, Jr., Maryland 3.20 Family Studies
DB Shernard Newby, Gr., Virginia 3.00 Social Foundations of Education
DB Quintin Williams, Jr., Wake Forest 3.25* Computer Science
SP Kelley Rhino, Sr., Georgia Tech 3.10* Management
P Dan Dyke, Sr., Georgia Tech 4.00 Electrical Engineering
P Brooks Barnard, Sr., Maryland 3.00 Kinesiological Sciences
P Austin Herbert, Jr., NC State 3.67 Business Management

* career GPA

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