Glading Named ACC Men's Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior Danny Glading was named the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year, while classmates Chad Gaudet, John Giannone and Michael Timms were named to the 2009 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team as announced today by Commissioner John D. Swofford.
Glading, a senior Economics major, is a repeat ACC All-Academic team selection and an All-ACC honoree for the third year in a row. He led Virginia with 63 total points and ranked 11th nationally in scoring. He also led the team with 31 assists and was third with 32 goals. Glading and Syracuse’s Kenny Nims were the only two players in the country to score at least 30 goals and add at least 30 assists. The Bethesda, Md., native was also named a Scholar All-American by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). This is the fifth year in a row Virginia has had at least one player named to this team, the longest active streak among Division I schools.
Glading finished his career ranked in the top 10 in UVa history in goals (seventh), assists (tied for fifth) and points (tied for fifth). He finished his career with 119 goals and 104 assists to become only the sixth player in ACC history to reach 100 goals and 100 assists in a career. He was selected by the Washington Bayhawks with the fifth overall pick in the 2009 Major League Lacrosse draft.
Gaudet is garnering his first-ever selection to the all-conference academic team. He used his final season of eligibility at UVa after receiving his degree from Dartmouth in 2008. The Cavaliers’ faceoff specialist, Gaudet earned ACC Player of the Week honors on March 9 and finished the season ranked 14th nationally in ground balls per game, collecting a team-best 105, and 23rd in faceoff win percentage (.548). A Burlington, Mass., native, Gaudet competed a master’s of commerce program in UVa’s McIntire School of Commerce this spring.
Giannone is a three-time selection to the All-ACC Academic Team. A midfielder, Giannone put together his best season for the Cavaliers this spring. A native of Wilton, Conn., he played in 17 contests, scoring a career-high 17 goals and adding eight assists. He wrapped up his career earning a degree in sociology.
Timms received his degree in economics last year and competed this past season as a graduate student enrolled in a master’s of commerce program in UVa’s McIntire School of Commerce. He was named to the ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-District III At-Large and has been named to the ACC Honor Roll four times, while this marks this third-time being honored on the ACC All-Academic men’s lacrosse squad.
A Virginia Beach, Va., native, Timms was one of the longstick midfielders in the country that shut down virtually every midfielder he was matched against this spring. He snared 60 ground balls and caused 31 caused turnovers for the Cavaliers and received honorable mention All-America recognition for the third 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 award 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 consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.