CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Virginia fourth-year swimmer PJ Sullivan, a 2008 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American in the 200 breaststroke, has been tabbed the 2008 ACC Scholar-Athlete for men’s swimming and diving, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced Wednesday.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete Awards were established last September to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior 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 during the last two semesters.
Sullivan has been a mainstay for the Cavaliers the past four seasons. A member of the 2005, 2006 and 2008 conference championship teams, Sullivan is a three-time ACC event champion and a six-time all-conference member. The two-time NCAA qualifier scored 52 of a possible 60 individual points at the 2008 ACC Championships while competing in the breaststroke and individual medley events. He also qualified for the Olympic Trials and will participate in that event this summer.
Sullivan, a Franklin, Mass., native, graduated from UVa this month with a degree in economics. He is a two-time member of the All-ACC Academic men’s swimming and diving team. He has made the Dean’s List on four occasions and is a seven-time member of both the ACC Academic Honor Roll and the Virginia Athletics Foundation Academic Honor Roll.