GREENSBORO, N.C.- A record 14 Florida State swimmers and divers were named to the 2011 All-ACC Academic team on Wednesday by Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford. The Seminoles tied both North Carolina and Virginia for the most student-athletes to earn a spot on the team.
“I’m excited about putting 14 kids on the All-ACC Academic Team,” head coach Neil Harper said. “All of these swimmers and divers competed great throughout the year, but also demonstrated that they can get it done in the classroom. We pride ourselves in working hard in both the classroom and the pool and I’m excited for this group to be recognized for their hard work.”
To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, 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.
For the second consecutive year the Seminole women landed eight on the All-ACC Academic team. Senior Katherine Adham, juniors Lisi Rowland, Jessica Sabotin and Stephanie Sarandos, sophomore Kristine Polley and freshmen Kelsey Goodman, Julia Henkel and Tiffany Oliver all made the squad. Adham was one of five women to earn a spot on the team for the third time. Polley, Rowland, Sabotin and Sarandos have all made the team twice. The eight total selections place FSU third behind Virginia and North Carolina who both had nine.
The Seminole men placed a record six student-athletes on the All-ACC Academic team. Junior Mike Neubacher, sophomores Nick Klein, Brad Morrison and Mark Weber and freshmen Tom Neubacher and Tyler Sell all made the squad. This is the second consecutive year that Klein has made the team, while Mike Neubacher is one of 16 All-ACC winners to earn a spot on the squad. The Seminoles were second to only Virginia Tech who earned nine selections.