Two Virginia Players Named To All-ACC Academic Team
GREENSBORO, N.C.-Virginia senior forward Will Sherrill (New York, N.Y.) and freshman forward Will Regan (Williamsville, N.Y.) are members of the 2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Basketball Team announced on Wednesday (March 9) by ACC Commissioner John Swofford. It’s the second consecutive year Sherrill has earned a spot on the team.
Regan and Sherrill are among 13 players named to the team.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
Sherrill, a double major in history and economics, has played in 22 games this season, starting 12. He missed eight games because of a fractured fibula in his right leg. He is averaging 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds a game for the season.
Sherrill scored a season-high and ACC career-high 14 points and had eight rebounds on Senior Night (March 1) in Virginia’s 69-58 victory over NC State. He had a career-high nine rebounds against both Iowa State and Maryland this season.
Sherrill joined the Virginia program as a walk-on in 2007-08 and received a basketball scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year.
Regan, who has not yet declared a major, has played in 20 games this season. He has scored 25 points and has 18 rebounds.
Joining Regan and Sherrill on the team are John Cahill (Boston College), Luke Loucks (Florida State), Ryan Kelly (Duke), Mason Plumlee (Duke), Tyrone Garland (Virginia Tech), Kyle Singler (Duke), Tanner Smith (Clemson), Erik Swoope (Miami), Adrian Thomas (Miami), Mfon Udofia (Georgia Tech) and Tyler Zeller (North Carolina).