April 19, 2018

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The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving team had 14 student-athletes named to the 2018 All-ACC Academic team, as announced by the league office on Thursday (April 19).

The women’s team saw nine student-athletes earn the honor as seniors Caitlin Cooper (Atlanta, Ga.), Dina Rommel (East Amherst, N.Y.) and Jennifer Marrkand (Westford, Mass.), juniors Vivian Tafuto (Hummelstown, Pa.) and Kylie Towbin (New Canaan, Conn.), sophomore Morgan Hill (Olney, Md.), and freshmen Emma Seiberlich (Audubon, Pa.), Kyla Valls (Miami, Fla.) and Paige Madden (Mobile, Ala.) were named to the conference academic team.

Senior Luke Georgiadis (Jacksonville, Fla.), sophomores Joe Clark (Worcester Park, Great Britain) and Ted Schubert (Ashland, Va.), and freshmen Keefer Barnum (Louisville, Ky.) and Matthew Otto (Newark, Del.) earned the honor on the men’s side.

Tafuto earned All-ACC Academic honors for the third time in her career, while Marrkand, Clark and Georgiadis each tabbed their second academic conference honor.

During the season, Hill led the team as a five-time All-America honoree, while Cooper and Marrkand each recorded four All-America honors. Schubert finished the season as a two-time All-American, while Clark and Barnum captured their first national accolade.

Rommel, Tafuto and Valls earned All-America honors by aiding the Cavaliers in relays at the NCAA Championships. Rommel was a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay team, helping the team capture a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. She also finished first at the ACC Championships in the event. Tafuto swam with the 200-yard medley relay team, placing 15th on the national stage, while Valls competed with the 400-yard freestyle relay, tabbing a third-place finish.

Otto placed 20th in the 200-yard breaststroke at the NCAA championships after finishing fourth in the event at the ACC championships. Seiberlich also captured a top-25 finish at the national meet, placing 23rd in the 200-yard backstroke.

In addition to the national success, Madden captured an ACC championship with the 800-yard freestyle relay. Towbin won the 3-meter board at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships, advancing to the NCAA Championships in that event and the platform. Georgiadis earned All-ACC honors in the 200-yard freestyle with a second-place finish.

To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, 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 ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.

2018 All-ACC Academic Women’s Swimming & Diving Team

Duke, Leah Goldman, Sr., Psychology

Duke, Mackenzie Willborn, Jr., Biomedical Engineering

Florida State, Ayla Bonniwell, So., Finance – Cond

Florida State, Molly Carlson, So., NFA-Psychology

Florida State, Tayla Lovemore, Sr., Environment & Society

Florida State, Blaire Mulka, Sr., Sport Management

Florida State, Natalie Pierce, Sr., International Affairs

Louisville, Mariia Astashkina, Fr., Undecided

Louisville, Rachael Bradford-Feldman, Jr., Early Elementary Education

Louisville, Avery Braunecker, So., Communication

Louisville, Sophie Cattermole, Jr., Sport Administration

Louisville, Mallory Comerford, Jr., Marketing

Louisville, Casey Fanz, So., Sport Administration

Louisville, Molly Fears, So., Biology

Louisville, Morgan Friesen, Fr., Exercise Science

Louisville, Alina Kendzior, Jr., Sport Administration

Louisville, Grace Oglesby, So., Early Elementary Education

Louisville, Arina Openysheva, Fr., Undecided

Louisville, Ashlyn Schoof, Fr., Exercise Science

Louisville, Lainey Visscher, So., Liberal Studies

Miami, Alicia Blagg, R-Fr., Criminology

Miami, Wally Layland, Sr., Sports Administration

North Carolina, Maddie Baker, Fr., Undeclared

North Carolina, Caroline Baldwin, Sr., Sports Administration

North Carolina, Caroline Hauder, Fr., Undeclared

North Carolina, Maddie Smith, Fr., statistics and analytics

NC State, Tamila Holub, Fr., Life Sciences

NC State, Anna Jahns, Jr., Civil Engineering

NC State, Madeline Kline, So., Life Sciences

NC State, Lexie Lupton, Jr., Sport Management

NC State, Hannah Moore, Sr., Nutrition Science

NC State, Ky-Lee Perry, So., Middle Grades Education

NC State, Julia Poole, Fr., Business Management

NC State, Anna Shumate, Fr., Exploratory Studies

Notre Dame, Abbie Dolan, So., English, Spanish

Notre Dame, Lauren Heller, So., Psychology

Notre Dame, Sofia Revilak, Jr., Political Science

Pitt, Lina Rathsack, Sr., Natural Science

Pitt, Meme Sharp, Sr., Communication and Rhetoric

Virginia, Caitlin Cooper, Sr., Psychology

Virginia, Morgan Hill, So., Undeclared

Virginia, Paige Madden, Fr., Kinesiology

Virginia, Jennifer Marrkand, Sr., Media Studies

Virginia, Dina Rommel, Sr., Sociology

Virginia, Emma Seiberlich, Fr., Undeclared

Virginia, Vivian Tafuto, Jr., Economics

Virginia, Kylie Towbin, Jr., Commerce

Virginia, Kyla Valls, Fr., Undeclared

Virginia Tech, Adriana Grabski, Sr., Communication Studies

Virginia Tech, Maggie Gruber, R-Sr., Business Information Technology

Virginia Tech, Ashlynn Peters, Jr., Finance

Virginia Tech, Joelle Vereb, Fr., Human Nutrition Food & Exercise

2018 All-ACC Academic Men’s Swimming & Diving Team

Duke, Nathaniel Hernandez, So., Biology

Duke, Judd Howard, Jr., Economics

Duke, Evan Moretti, Jr., Public Policy

Duke, Teddy Zeng, Fr., Undeclared

Florida State, Griffin Alaniz, Jr., Marketing – BS

Florida State, Joshua Davidson, Fr., Pre-Mechanical Engineering

Florida State, Tyler Roberge, Sr., Psychology

Florida State, Nate Samson, So., Pre-Biochemistry

Florida State, Cameron Thatcher, So., Finance

Georgia Tech, Caio Pumputis, Fr., Business Administration

Louisville, Nicolas Albiero, Fr., Exercise Science

Louisville, Andrej Barna, So., Business

Louisville, Carlos Claverie, Sr., Marketing

Louisville, Daniel Fecteau, Jr., Sport Administration

Louisville, Zach Harting, Jr., Mechanical Engineering

Louisville, T.C. Smith, Fr., Business

Louisville, Nikolaos Sofianidis, Fr., Business

North Carolina, Greg Duncan, Fr., Environmental science

NC State, James Bretscher, Jr., Business Management

NC State, Danny Erlenmeyer, So., Business Management

NC State, Daniel Graber, Jr., Mechanical Engineering

NC State, Ryan Held, Sr., Fisheries and Wildlife Science

NC State, Anton Ipsen, Sr., Industrial Engineering

NC State, Gil Kiesler, Fr., Engineering

NC State, Eric Knowles, Fr., Engineering

NC State, Jack McIntyre, Fr., Business Management

NC State, Jacob Molacek, So., Psychology

NC State, Justin Ress, Jr., Applied Math

NC State, Hennessey Stuart, Sr., Civil Engineering

NC State, Andreas Vazaios, Jr., Psychology

Notre Dame, Joe Coumos, Sr., English, History

Notre Dame, John Montesi, So., none

Notre Dame, Aaron Schultz, So., Mechanical Engineering

Notre Dame, Steven Shek, Jr., Finance

Notre Dame, Rob Whitacre, Sr., Management Consulting

Virginia, Keefer Barnum, Fr., Undeclared

Virginia, Joe Clark, So., Undeclared

Virginia, Luke Georgiadis, Sr., Commerce

Virginia, Matthew Otto, Fr., Undeclared

Virginia, Ted Schubert, So., Cognitive Science

Virginia Tech, Ian Ho, Sr., Mechanical Engineering

Virginia Tech, Harrison Pierce, Sr., Finance

Virginia Tech, Ben Schiesl, Jr., Management