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Four Clemson Student-Athletes Earn ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Awards

Four Clemson Student-Athletes Earn ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Awards

CLEMSON, S.C. – Four Tigers are among the list of 53 student-athletes from Atlantic Coast Conference schools that were announced as ACC postgraduate scholarship award winners by Commissioner John Swofford earlier this week. Ara Amirkhanian (men’s soccer), Romy Koelzer (women’s tennis) and Katelyn Reeve (women’s soccer) earned the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award for 2015, while Hunter Harrington (men’s tennis) was one of eight league student-athletes named an honorary recipient, for those who plan to pursue professional careers in their sports.

Amirkhanian, a member of Clemson’s 2014 ACC Championship team, scored the game-winning goal in double overtime in the championship game to lift the Tigers to the program’s first conference title since 2001. The native of Clemson and four-year starter for the Tigers graduated from Clemson in December with a degree in Health Science and plans to attend medical school.

Koelzer, an All-ACC honoree on the court and in the classroom in 2014, has more than 70 singles wins and 50 doubles wins in her Clemson career, and finished the season ranked 33rd nationally in singles a year ago. The Betzdorf, Germany native will graduate in May with a degree in Communication Studies, including a minor in Athletic Leadership.

Reeve, a four-year starter for the Tigers, was one of the leaders and catalysts for the team’s improvements over the past four seasons, culminating in an NCAA Tournament berth in 2014, for the first time since 2007, and a 13-win season for the first time since 2002. Reeve, who hails from Cary, N.C., graduated in December with a 4.0 cumulative GPA in Biological Sciences.

Harrington earned All-America honors in doubles in 2014 and is a two-time All-ACC award winner for the Tigers. With doubles partner Dominique Maden, he reached the NCAA Semifinals and was ranked fifth in the final national poll a season ago. The Spartanburg native will graduate in May with a double major in Management and Financial Management.

Amirkhanian, Koelzer, Reeve and Harrington, along with the other 49 ACC student-athletes, will be honored at the ACC Postgraduate Luncheon held April 15 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.