Virginia Places 14 on Academic All-ACC Squads
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -Nine members of the Virginia women’s swimming team and five members of the men’s squad were honored Wednesday after being named to the Academic All-ACC team, the conference office announced.
Representing the Cavaliers on the women’s Academic All-ACC team were seniors Katya Bachrouche, Hannah Davis, Kristen Moores and Liz Shaw, juniors Kelly Flynn and Jenny Lewis, sophomore Lauren Perdue and freshmen Riley Flanagan and Emily Lloyd.
Seniors Taylor Smith and Scot Robison, junior David Karasek and freshmen Taylor Grey and Bradley Phillips represent Virginia on the men’s Academic All-ACC squad.
To be eligible for All-ACC Academic team 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 or her academic career.
The Virginia swimmers honored on the All-ACC Academic teams combined to collect 28 All-America or honorable mention All-America accolades at the NCAA Championships.
Two individuals – Perdue (100 freestyle, 200 freestyle) and Robison (200 freestyle) – claimed individual titles at the ACC Championships, while Davis, Moores, Shaw, Lloyd, Grey, Karasek and Smith – along with both Perdue and Robison – were members of at least one championship relay team at the conference meet. Perdue was also named the 2011 ACC Swimmer of the Year.
The Virginia women tied for the league-high with nine members on the Academic All-ACC team, along with North Carolina. Moores and Shaw were selected for the third time in their careers while Bachrouche, Flynn and Lewis earned the honor for the second time. It was the first career award for Davis, Perdue, Flanagan and Lloyd.
Smith was also honored for the third time for the Virginia men. Robison and Karasek earned the award for the second time, while Grey and Phillips received their first career accolade.
Miami diver Brittany Viola and North Carolina’s Tyler Harris were selected as the ACC Scholar Athletes of the Year.