Jan. 30, 2018

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.- Three Virginia men’s and women’s cross country student-athletes earned 2017 All-ACC Academic Team honors, as announced by the league office on Tuesday (Jan. 30).

Senior Chase Weaverling (Darnestown, Md.) represented the UVA men’s cross country team, while graduate student Beth Hawling (Cheltenham, Great Britain) and senior Frances Schmiede (Sydney Australia) recorded the accolade for the women’s team.

Weaverling aided the Cavaliers throughout the season, recording the team’s third-best finish at the NCAA Championships, NCAA Southeast Regional Championships and ACC Championships. He finished 101st at the NCAA Championships with a time of 30:43.0 (10k), while placing 26th at the Southeast Regional Meet with a time of 29:55.5 (10k) and 19th at the ACC Championships with a time of 24:00.5 (8k). He earned All-ACC honors for his performance at the ACC Championships.

Hawling recorded the second-best finish for the women’s cross country team at the Southeast Regional Championships and the ACC Championships. She finished 14th at the regional championships with a time of 20:43.9 (6k) and ninth at the conference championships with a time of 20:19.9 (6k). Hawling earned All-Southeast Region and All-ACC honors during the season.

Schmiede advanced to the NCAA Championships after recording the fourth-best finish from an individual, not on an advancing team, at the Southeast Regional Championships. She finished 42nd at the NCAA Championships with a time of 20:14.2 (6k). At the Southeast Regional meet, she placed seventh overall with a time of 20:26.2 (6k), earning All-Southeast Region honors. Additionally, she earned All-ACC honors after finishing eighth at the conference championships with a time of 20:13.8 (6k).

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

The men’s and women’s track and field teams will return to action for the Power 5 beginning on February 2 in Ann Arbor, Mich.