CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Four members of the Virginia wrestling team have been named to the All-ACC Wrestling Academic Team it was announced by the league office with the release of the annual team on Thursday (April 16).
Jay Aiello (Chantilly, Va.), Michael Battista (Ashburn, Va.), Louie Hayes (Orland Park, Ill.) and Justin McCoy (New Paris, Pa.) all received recognition by selection to the team. A redshirt junior, Aiello is an Economics major, while Battista is a junior Biology major. Hayes is a redshirt junior majoring in Media Studies, while McCoy is a redshirt freshman and has yet to declare a major.
Aiello is one of five members of the All-ACC Academic Wrestling Team to claim an ACC Championship this season.
To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a minimum 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. Athletic achievements for the most current season are also strongly considered for selection to the All-ACC academic team.
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.
2019-20 All-ACC Academic Wrestling Team
Ben Anderson, Duke, R-So.; Psychology
Vincent Baker, Duke, Fr.; Undeclared
Mason Eaglin, Duke, R-Fr..; English
Jonah Niesnbaum, Duke, Fr.; Undeclared
Clay Lautt, North Carolina, R-So.; Economics & Environmental Studies
Joseph Melendez, North Carolina, R-Fr.; Business Administration
Daniel Bullard, NC State, R-Jr.; Business Administration
Hayden Hidlay, NC State, R-Jr.; Business Administration
Trent Hidlay, NC State, R-Fr.; Business Administration
Tryie Houghton, NC State, So.; Mechanical Engineering
A.J. Leitten, NC State, R-So.; Sport Management
Jarrett Trombley, NC State; R-Fr.; Biological Sciences
Micky Phillippi, Pitt; R-So.; Communication: Rhet & Comm
Jake Wentzel, Pitt, R-Jr.; Accounting
Jay Aiello, Virginia, R-Jr..; Economics
Michael Battista, Virginia, Jr.; Biology
Louie Hayes, Virginia, R-Jr.; Media Studies
Justin McCoy, Virginia, R-Fr.; Undeclared
Stan Smeltzer, Virginia Tech, R-So.; Aerospace Engineering
Bold denotes ACC Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year