CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Senior Paige Madden was named the ACC Women’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the Virginia men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams had 21 student-athletes named to the All-ACC Academic teams, the conference office announced on Wednesday (April 14).

Madden earned her second consecutive ACC Scholar-Athlete Award. An ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Award winner, Madden was recently named a Honda Sports Award Finalist for swimming & diving. Madden is a two-time ACC Swimmer of the Year and of the Meet. She led Virginia to its first-ever NCAA Championship title in 2021 after capturing three individual races and one relay title, the most of any swimmer at the meet. She holds 14 CSCAA All-America honors and is a 13-time ACC Champion. Recently, she was named the 2021 Weaver-James-Corrigan ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Award recipient.

Madden is one of 12 Cavaliers to be named to the women’s 2021 All-ACC Academic Team. She joins sophomore Lexi Cuomo (Clifton, Va.), sophomore Maddie Donohoe (Annandale, Va.), sophomore Kate Douglass (Pelham, N.Y.), senior Caroline Gmelich (Rumson, N.J.), freshman Abby Harter (Broadlands, Va.), freshman Anna Keating (Vienna, Va.), junior Julia Menkhaus (Charlotte, N.C.), junior Jessica Nava (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), sophomore Ella Nelson (Nashville, Tenn.), senior Kyla Valls (Miami, Fla.) and Alex Walsh (Nashville, Tenn.).

The men’s team had nine student-athletes named to the 2021 All-ACC Academic Team with senior Keefer Barnum (Louisville, Ky.), freshman Matt Brownstead (Port Matilda, Pa.), freshman Will Cole (Prospect, Ky.), sophomore Sean Conway (Round Hill, Va.), sophomore Max Edwards (Winston-Salem, N.C.), junior Justin Grender (Cincinnati, Ohio), sophomore August Lamb (Charlottesville, Va.), senior Matt Otto (Newark, Del.) and sophomore Jack Wright (Wexford, Pa.) earning the honor.


The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September of 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their careers, as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

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. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting 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.

2020-21 Women’s Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Paige Madden, Virginia, Sr., Kinesiology, Health & Wellbeing

2020-21 All-ACC Academic Women’s Swimming & Diving Team

Sarah Foley, Duke, Fr., Undeclared

Maddi Pullinger**, Duke, Jr., Evolutionary Anthropology

Catherine Purnell, Duke, Fr., Undeclared

Emma Shuppert**, Duke, So., Biology

Ali Watson**, Duke, So., Neuroscience

Ellie Winslow, Duke, Sr., Public Policy

Phoebe Griffiths, Florida State, Fr., NFA-Management

Jenny Halden, Florida State, Fr., Pre-Industrial Engineering

Ginevra Molino, Florida State, Fr., Pre-Biological Science

Rebecca Moynihan, Florida State, Sr., Biological Science

Anna Bradescu, Georgia Tech, Fr., Mathematics

Brooke Switzer, Georgia Tech, So., Biomedical Engineering

Gabi Albiero, Louisville, Fr., Marketing

Diana Dunn**, Louisville, Jr., Civil Engineering

Abigail Hay**, Louisville, So., Accounting

Paige Hetrick, Louisville, Fr., Exercise Science

Alena Kraus***, Louisville, Jr., Art

Christiana Regenauer**, Louisville, So., Exercise Science

Tatiana Salcutan, Louisville, Fr., Communications

Ashlyn Schoof**, Louisville, Sr., Exercise Science

Maria Sumida, Louisville, Jr., Marketing

Tristen Ulett, Louisville, Fr., Exercise Science

Kaylee Wheeler***, Louisville, Jr., Biology

Liberty Williams, Louisville, Fr., Early Elementary Education

Mia Vallée**, Miami, So., Marine Biology & Ecology

Amy Dragelin, North Carolina, So,, Media & Journalism

Lilly Higgs**, North Carolina, Jr., Exercise Science

Sophie Lindner***, North Carolina, Jr., Management & Society

Heidi Lowe**, North Carolina, Jr., Public Health – Biostatistics

Aranza Vazquez, North Carolina, Fr., Exercise Science

Kylee Alons***, NC State, Jr., Industrial Engineering

Abby Arens, NC State, Fr., Life Sciences

Katharine Berkoff, NC State, So., Microbiology

Olivia Calegan***, NC State, Sr., Biological Sciences

Sophie Hansson***, NC State, Jr, Business Management

Yara Hierath, NC State, Fr., Psychology

Kate Moore***, NC State, Sr., Industrial Engineering

Emma Muzzy***, NC State, Jr., Mechanical Engineering

Andrea Podmanikova, NC State, Jr., Sport Management

Julia Poole****, NC State, Sr., Business Management

Sirena Rowe***, NC State, Sr., Environmental Science and Agroecology

Coleen Gillilan**, Notre Dame, So., Computer Science

Madeline LaPorte, Notre Dame, Jr., Neuroscience & Behavior

Bayley Stewart**, Notre Dame, Sr., Neuroscience & Behavior

Kelly Straub**, Notre Dame, Sr., Science Pre-Professional

Luciana Thomas**, Notre Dame, Jr., Political Science

Annie Wiese**, Notre Dame, Jr., Political Science

Amy Read, Pitt, Jr., Communication: Rhet and Communications

Lexi Cuomo**, Virginia, So., Chemical Engineering

Maddie Donohoe**, Virginia, So., Undeclared

Kate Douglass**, Virginia, So., Statistics

Caroline Gmelich**, Virginia, Sr., Biology

Abby Harter, Virginia, Fr., Undeclared

Anna Keating, Virginia, Fr., Undeclared

Paige Madden****, Virginia, Sr., Kinesiology, Health & Wellbeing

Julia Menkhaus**, Virginia, Jr., Commerce

Jessica Nava**, Virginia, Jr., Commerce

Ella Nelson**, Virginia, So., Undeclared

Kyla Valls***, Virginia, Sr., Media Studies

Alex Walsh, Virginia, Fr., Undeclared

Teagan Moravek**, Virginia Tech, Jr., Human Development

Sarah Shackelford, Virginia Tech, So., Biological Sciences

Chase Travis, Virginia Tech, Fr., Human Development

Joelle Vereb***, Virginia Tech, Sr., Human Nutition Food and Exercise

Loulou Vos, Virginia Tech, Jr., Biomedical Engineering


2020-21 Men’s Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Nicolas Albiero, Louisville, Sr., Exercise Science

2020-21 All-ACC Academic Men’s Swimming & Diving Team

Seamus Harding, Duke, Fr., Undeclared

Izaak Bastian***, Florida State, Jr., Athletic Training

Josh Davidson****, Florida State, Sr., Mechanical Engineering

Mason Herbet, Florida State, Fr. , Pre-Mechanical Engineering

Jakub Ksiazek***, Florida State, Jr., Finance

Max McCusker**, Florida State, Jr., Economics

Kyle Barone, Georgia Tech, Jr, Computer Science

Caio Pumputis, Georgia Tech, Snr, Business Administration

Batur Unlu, Georgia Tech, Fr, Biomedical Engineering

Nicolas Albiero****, Louisville, Sr., Exercise Science

Tanner Cummings**, Louisville, Jr., Psychology

Mihalis Deliyiannis***, Louisville, Sr., Finance

Michael Eastman, Louisville, Jr., Computer Information Systems

Colton Paulson, Louisville, Jr., Sport Administration

Nikolaos Sofianidis****, Louisville, Sr., Marketing

Jack Wever, Louisville, Jr., Marketing

Mitchell Whyte, Louisville, Jr., Computer Information Systems

Kyle Worrell, Louisville, Jr., Mechanical Engineering

Valdas Abaliksta**, North Carolina, Sr., Economics

Anton Down-Jenkins, North Carolina, Jr., Media & Journalism

Alex Hart**, North Carolina, Soph., EXSS – Sports Admin

Boyd Poelke, North Carolina, Fr., Business

Noah Bowers, NC State, So., Business Management

Zach Brown***, NC State, Jr., Business Management

Erge Gezmis**, NC State, Sr., Business Management

John Healy, NC State, Jr., Statistics

Noah Henderson, NC State, So., Mechanical Engineering

Giovanni Izzo, NC State, Jr., Sport Management

Eric Knowles****, NC State, Sr., Materials Science Engineering

Rafal Kusto**, NC State, Jr., Mechanical Engineering

Luke Miller, NC State, Fr., Exploratory Studies

Michael Moore, NC State, Fr., Exploratory Studies

James Plage, NC State, Fr., Business Management

Luke Sobolewski**, NC State, Sr., Chemical Engineering

Kacper Stokowski, NC State, So., Communications

Hunter Tapp**, NC State, So., Accounting

Josh Bottelberghe**, Notre Dame, Jr., Computer Science

Alec DeLong, Notre Dame, So., Finance

Sadler McKeen**, Notre Dame, Sr., Finance

Liam Smith, Notre Dame, Fr., Finance

Cason Wilburn, Notre Dame, So., Environmental Engineering

Cooper Van Der Laan, Pitt, So., Undeclared

Keefer Barnum****, Virginia, Sr., American Studies (BA), Music (BA)

Matt Brownstead, Virginia, Fr., Undeclared

Will Cole, Virginia, Fr., Undeclared

Sean Conway**, Virginia, So., Systems Engineering

Max Edwards**, Virginia, So., Undeclared

Justin Grender**, Virginia, Jr., Statistics

August Lamb**, Virginia, So., Undeclared

Matt Otto***, Virginia, Sr., Commerce

Jack Wright**, Virginia, So., Undeclared

Taj Cole, Virginia Tech, So., Environmental Econ: Mgt and Policy

Filippo Dal Maso**, Virginia Tech, Jr., Architecture

Thomas Hallock**, Virginia Tech, Sr., Aerospace Engineering

Keith Myburgh, Virginia Tech, Jr., Computer Science

Ananias “AJ” Pouch, Virginia Tech, So., Criminology

Sam Tornqvist, Virginia Tech, Sr., Business Information Technology

Forest Webb, Virginia Tech, So. , Business


*denotes number of career All-ACC Academic honors