Clausen and Ghitelman Named to ACC Academic Team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Ken Clausen and junior Adam Ghitelman were named to the 2010 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Team as announced today by Commissioner John D. Swofford.
Clausen, a history major, is one of seven men’s lacrosse student-athletes who earned all-conference honors this past season and secured spots on the 28-member All-ACC Academic squad.
A Tewaaraton Trophy finalist, Clausen recorded a ground ball in 68 of his 70 career contests, finishing tied with fellow classmate Brian Carroll with most career games played at UVa. In 2010 Virginia led the nation in groundballs per game with 37.17 and Clausen finished eighth in the nation in caused turnovers per game with a 2.06 average. Those numbers helped the Downington, Pa., native become the first player in program history to earn USILA first-team All-America honors three times.
The four-time All-American also is a 2010 USILA Scholar All-American and was a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Clausen was the fifth-overall selection in the 2010 Major League Lacrosse Draft, selected by the Denver Outlaws.
Ghitelman, a psychology major with an economics minor, played a major role in UVa’s successful 2010 season. During the campaign UVa recorded the second-best win total in program history with 16 and won the 2010 ACC title as the Syosset, N.Y., native playing a pivotal part in the cage.
The third-team USILA All-American made 28 saves over two games in the ACC Tournament, including 16 saves on his 21st birthday against Maryland to garner ACC Tournament MVP honors, helping UVa to the ACC title. UVa finished the season with the No. 1 RPI in the nation, playing the nation’s toughest schedule and Ghitelman posted the No. 7 goals against average (8.25) versus the nation’s best.
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.