Published 04/19/2017
Four Hurricanes Named to All-ACC Academic Team

GREENSBORO, N.C.  – Four Miami Hurricanes swimming & diving student-athletes were among those selected to the All-ACC Academic Women's Swimming & Diving Team, the conference announced Wednesday.

Senior swimmer Angela Algee (management), junior diver Wally Layland (sports administration), sophomore diver Marcela Marić (psychology) and senior swimmer Julia Schippert (international finance & marketing) were among those recognized by the ACC.

The academic honor was the second of Layland's career and the first for Algee, Marić and Schippert.

All four Hurricanes were among the top point-getters for Miami in 2016-17, with three qualifying for the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships this past March. Algee and Layland were making their second trip to the NCAA Championships, while Marić qualified for NCAAs for the first time in her career.

Fifty-one student-athletes from all 15 institutions are represented on this year’s All-ACC Academic team, led by Louisville and Virginia with seven honorees each. NC State has six student-athletes, Florida State has five student-athletes, with Duke, Miami, and Virginia Tech have four recognitions apiece. North Carolina, Notre Dame and Pitt each have three student-athletes on the team, followed by Clemson and Georgia Tech with two selections. Rounding out the team is Boston College with one honoree.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports.

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 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.


2017 All-ACC Academic Swimming & Diving Team

Grace Kunkel, Sr., Finance and Operations, Boston College

# Sarah Braun, Sr., Elementary Education, Clemson

Danielle Reitsma, Sr., Health Science, Clemson

Hunter Aitchison, So., Neuroscience & Biology, Duke

# Leah Goldman, Jr., Psychology, Duke

# Maddie Rusch, Sr., Sociology, Duke

Ashleigh Shanley, Sr., Psychology, Duke

Ayla Bonniwell, Fr., Finance, Florida State

Molly Carlson, Fr., Psychology, Florida State

@ Cassidy Gebhardt, So., Marketing, Florida State

Natalie Pierce, Jr., International Affairs, Florida State

Lydia Ware, Sr., Exercise Physiology, Florida State

Andrea Demick, Sr., Business Administration, Georgia Tech

Madeline Paschal, Sr., Business Administration, Georgia Tech

Andrea Acquista, Sr., Nursing, Louisville

@ Mallory Comerford, So., Marketing, Louisville

@ Andrea Cottrell, Sr., Exercise Science, Louisville

@ Abigail Houck, Sr., Sport Administration, Louisville

Grace Oglesby, Fr., Early Elementary Education, Louisville

@ Marah Pugh, Jr., Finance, Louisville

@ Alex Sellers, Sr., Bioengineering, Louisville

Angela Algee, Sr., Management, Miami

@ Wallace Layland, Jr., Sports Administration, Miami

Marcela Maric, So., Psychology, Miami

Julia Schippert, Sr., International Finance & Marketing, Miami

Caroline Baldwin, Jr., Exercise and Sport Science, North Carolina

# Abby Fisher, Sr., Nutrition, North Carolina

Caty Hulsey, Sr., Business Administration, North Carolina

Kayla Brumbaum, Sr., Communications, NC State

% Natalie Labonge, Sr., Communication & Foreign Language, NC State

Hannah Moore, Jr., Nutrition, NC State

Rachel Muller, Sr., Mathematics Education, NC State

Lotta Nevalainen, Sr., Communications and International Studies, NC State

% Alexia Zevnik, Sr., Biological Sciences & Business, NC State

Abigail Dolan, Fr., English, Notre Dame

Catherine Mulquin, Sr. Accountancy, Notre Dame

Erin Sheehan, Fr., Pre-Professional, Notre Dame

# Kinga Cichowska, Sr., Finance, Pitt

Katherine Fernander, Jr., Biological Sciences & Business, Pitt

@ Meme Sharp, Jr., Communication, Pitt

% Kaitlyn Jones, Sr., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia

Jennifer Marrkand, Jr., INTER-Media Studies, Virginia

# Shannon Rauth, Sr., Sociology, Virginia

Laura Simon, Sr., Psychology and Economics, Virginia

# Leah Smith, Sr., INTER-Media Studies, Virginia

@ Vivian Tafuto, So., Economics and Statistics, Virginia

# Ellen Thomas, Sr., INTER-Media Studies and Italian, Virginia

Caroline Buscaglia, Sr., Political Science, Virginia Tech

# Maggie Gruber, Sr., Business Information Technology, Virginia Tech

@ Jessica Hespeler, Sr., Human Nutrition Food and Exercise, Virginia Tech

Ashlynn Peters, So., Business, Virginia Tech

@ – Two-time honoree

# - Three-time honoree

% - Four-time honoree