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Five Tigers Named to All-ACC Academic Football Team

Five Tigers Named to All-ACC Academic Football Team

Jan. 29, 2002

GREENSBORO, NC – Eleven players who earned first or second team All-Conference honors this past season also secured spots on the 2001 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic football team as announced by Commissioner John Swofford. To be eligible, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the fall semester or have maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

Heading up the 28-member All-Academic team were four All-ACC players from conference champion Maryland – quarterback Shaun Hill, guard Todd Wike, center Melvin Fowler and punter Brooks Barnard. Other first or second team All-ACC selections named were Clemson’s Kyle Young, Will Merritt and Chad Carson, Georgia Tech’s Kelley Rhino and Jeremy Muyres, Duke’s Mike Hart and Florida State’s Chris Hope.

Hart, Young, Merritt, Carson, Muyres and Hope are also among eight players selected to last year’s All-Academic team. Other repeaters from the 2000 team are Duke’s Ben Erdeljac, Georgia Tech’s Dan Dyke and Virginia’s Ljubomir Stamenich and Evan Routzahn. Florida State’s Chris Hope was a four-time All-ACC Academic Football Team selection while Clemson’s Chad Carson and Kyle Young, Duke’s Ben Erdeljac and Georgia Tech’s Dan Dyke were each named to the honors team for a third straight year.

Three players on the 2001 All-Academic team earned All-America honors this past season – Maryland’s Brooks Barnard and Melvin Fowler and Clemson’s Kyle Young. Young, the recipient of the league’s 2001 Jim Tatum Academic Award, and Florida State’s Chris Hope were named to the 2001 National Football Foundation/College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete team.

Clemson had five selections to the 2001 All-ACC Academic Football Team, which equaled the most selections in history and the most since 1985. The Tigers also had five Academic All-Conference selections in 1965. Joining Will Merritt and Chad Carson on the 2001 team are Derrick Hamilton and Khaleed Vaughn.

2001 All-ACC Academic Football Team
Pos. Player, School Cl. GPA Major
WR Ben Erdeljac, Duke Sr. 3.09* Mathematics
WR Derrick Hamilton, Clemson Fr. 3.00 Human Resource Development
TE Mike Hart, Duke Sr. 3.30 Sociology
OL Kyle Young, Clemson Gr. 4.00* Education (Administration & Supervision)
OL Melvin Fowler, Maryland Sr. 3.00 Communications
OL Will Merritt, Clemson Gr. 4.00 Human Resource Development
OL Todd Wike, Maryland Jr. 3.53 Philosophy
OL Evan Routzahn, Virginia Gr. 3.65 Education
OL Vince Azzolina, Wake Forest Sr. 4.00 Communications
OB George Godsey, Georgia Tech Sr. 3.33 Industrial Engineering
OB Shaun Hill, Maryland Sr. 3.50 Kinesiological Science
OB Ronald Curry, North Carolina Sr. 3.00 African American Studies
OB Chris Douglas, Duke So. 3.00 Computer Science
OB Andre Williams, North Carolina So. 3.18 Undeclared
DL Ljubomir Stamenich, Virginia Gr. 3.35 Education
DL Shawn Johnson, Duke Jr. 3.57 Biological Anthropology & Anatomy
DL Khaleed Vaughn, Clemson So. 3.20 Marketing
LB Jim Scharrer, Duke Fr. 3.00 Undeclared
LB Marcello Church, Florida State Fr. 4.00 Liberal Arts
LB Chad Carson, Clemson Sr. 3.89* Biological Sciences
DB J.J. Washington, N.C. State So. 3.03* Communications
DB Jeremy Muyres, Georgia Tech Jr. 3.69 Management
DB Chris Hope, Florida State Sr. 3.75 Communications
DB Rod Littles, Maryland Sr. 3.00 Family Studies
DB Rashad Roberson, Virginia Sr. 3.07 Physical Education & Sports Medicine
PK Adam Kiker, N.C. State So. 3.94* Aerospace Engineering
SP Brooks Barnard, Maryland Jr. 3.00 Kinesiological Science
SP Dan Dyke, Georgia Tech Jr. 3.86 Electrical Engineering
SP Kelley Rhino, Georgia Tech Jr. 3.01 Management
*denotes career GPA