Aug. 2, 2000
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 44th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, noting academic excellence by student-athletes for the 1999-2000 school year, contains a record 1,659 performers as announced by Commissioner John Swofford.
The Honor Roll comprises those student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. Duke led the league in total selections for the 13th straight year placing 322 on the list, while North Carolina was second with 240 student-athletes. Virginia was third with 202 student-athletes and Clemson was fourth with 192, followed by Maryland (181), Florida State (171), NC State (144), Wake Forest (113) and Georgia Tech (94).
Featured on this year’s Honor Roll are several standouts including first team All-ACC defensive back Lloyd Harrison of NC State and first team all-conference basketball players Shane Battier and Georgia Schweitzer of Duke. In addition to being named first team all-league, Harrison was also a second team CBS Sportline All-American. A three-time Academic Honor Roll selection, Battier was named first team All-ACC after averaging a Blue Devil high 17.4 points and leading the ACC in three-point field goal percentage (.444). Schweitzer, the 1999-2000 ACC Player of the Year, finished last season averaging a team-high 15.6 points per game and shooting .458 percent from the field.
Also included on the list of top student-athletes are several players who earned top national honors in their respective sports. Maryland’s Jen Adams was selected as this year’s Mary Garber Award recipient, presented each year to the ACC’s top female student-athlete. Georgia Tech volleyball player Carolyn Clevenger was a GTE first team Academic All-American and has been an ACC Academic Honor Roll member for four straight years. Mark Teixeira, a Georgia Tech baseball player was the 2000 ACC Player of the Year and the 14th recipient of the Dick Howser Trophy, given to the Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year. Virginia’s Drew McKnight was the ACC Lacrosse Player of the Year and was also a second team STX/USILA All-American. Four-time honor roll selection Kristin McCann of North Carolina and three-time pick Jenny Everett of Wake Forest earned All-ACC Field Hockey recognition in 1999. Florida State’s Leslie Malerich was an All-ACC selection as well as the 2000 ACC Softball Tournament Most Valuable Player. Also included on the list is Clemson golfer Jonathan Byrd, a four-time All-ACC selection who led Clemson to this season’s ACC Title and NCAA regional championship.
A complete listing of the 1999-2000 ACC Honor Roll is below:
* denotes first year for inclusion of women’s sports
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