Clemson Track & Field Places Seven Student-Athletes on All-ACC Indoor Academic Teams

Clemson Track & Field Places Seven Student-Athletes on All-ACC Indoor Academic Teams

June 17, 2009

Greensboro, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its 2008-09 All-ACC Academic Indoor Track & Field Teams on Wednesday. This marks the first time the conference has differentiated teams between the indoor and outdoor seasons. The outdoor All-Academic Teams will be announced at a later date. Clemson had seven selections to the indoor teams, five from the women’s team and two off the men’s squad.

Clemson’s female student-athletes earning recognition from the ACC for the 2008-09 indoor season are Nikola Lomnicka, Daniel Inge and C.J. Spiller were presented the honor.

Kennedy, Mamona, and Weber have all previously been named All-ACC Academic for track & field. Kennedy, a junior from Orlando, FL, sports a cumulative 3.30 GPA in health science. On the track, she was Clemson’s top performer in the women’s pole vault. She finished sixth at the ACC Championships in the event after posting a school record with a 12’9.5″ clearance. This is Kennedy’s third straight year with an All-ACC Academic honor.

Mamona, a junior from Lisbon, Portugal, has a 3.49 cumulative GPA in health science. She was a two-time All-ACC performer indoors for Clemson. She was runner-up in the conference in the pentathlon and third place in the triple jump. She also went on to compete in both events at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Mamona was named to the All-ACC Academic Team in 2007-08 as well.

Weber, a junior from Wangen, Germany, boasts a 3.79 cumulative GPA in health science. She was recently named second-team Academic All-District III by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Weber was a USTFCCCA All-America indoors after a sixth-place showing in the pentathlon at the NCAA Championships. She also was crowned ACC champion in the pentathlon in February, her second championship in the last three years. Weber was named to the All-ACC Academic Team in 2006-07 as well.

Lomnicka and Morrison earned their first-ever All-ACC Academic honors. Lomnicka was All-ACC during the indoor season in the weight throw. Morrison, a sophomore from Fenton, MI, was seventh at the ACC Indoor Championships in the pole vault with a career-best 12’5.5″ clearance.

Spiller, who was named to football’s All-ACC Academic Team for 2008, earned his second honor of the academic year after being named to the men’s track & field team. Spiller has over a 3.0 career GPA as a sociology major. During the indoor season, he was a provisional NCAA qualifier in the 60m dash. He placed seventh in the event at the ACC Championships.

Inge, a native of Lynchburg, VA, received the honor as a freshman. He competed in the pole vault and earned a top clearance of 15’11” at the ACC Indoor Championships.