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Four Tigers Garner All-ACC Academic Honors

Four Tigers Garner All-ACC Academic Honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson track & field student-athletes Jeremiah Green, Grace Barnett, Torie Robinson and Rebekah Smith were named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the 2017-18 indoor season, the conference office announced Thursday. Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

Green, a graduate student studying Youth Development Leadership, set the program record in the men’s triple jump at the 2018 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championship, which was hosted by Clemson at the Indoor Track & Field Complex. His jump of 16.39m shattered Shai Carpenter’s previous 2016 program record of 16.00m. Green’s mark at the conference championship was also the No. 1 jump in the ACC for the entire 2017-18 indoor season. He went on to earn Second Team All-American honors at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship in College Station, Texas. Last week at the Tiger Track Classic, Green captured the outdoor triple jump program record.

Barnett garners her fourth career (2015-18) indoor All-ACC Academic accolade and 10th overall between cross country (3), indoor (4) and outdoor (3). Barnett, who is also graduate student working towards her master’s in Youth Development Leadership, was a recipient of the ACC’s 2018 Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, which is awarded to select student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient receives $6,000 toward his or her graduate education having performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community. On the track, Barnett placed second at the ACC Championship in the women’s mile and anchored the Tigers’ DMR team, which also set the program record and was the first CU women’s DMR team to ever run under 11:00. The Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, native also represented the Tigers at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship and garnered Second Team All-American honors in the mile and DMR.

Robinson received her undergraduate degree this past December in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. She claims her first career All-ACC Academic honor after running the ACC’s No. 4 time in the 60m dash at Bob Pollock Invitational Jan. 26, which also ties her existing No. 5 program record in the event. Robinson also registered eight points at the ACC championship for her efforts in the 60m and 200m dashes. Her time of 23.56 seconds in the 200m dash at the conference meet was good for No. 4 on the ACC’s season performance list and is tied for ninth in program history.

Smith nabs her second career All-ACC Academic distinction after finishing in third on the ACC’s performance list in both the 60m and 200m dashes. The sophomore was the Tigers’ second-leading scorer at the conference championship meet, tallying 12 points after placing third in both the 60m and 200m dash finals. Her PR of 7.26 seconds in the 60m dash, which she achieved at the Clemson Invitational, ranks fourth in program history, while her PR in the 200m dash (23.30) ranks sixth in CU history.

Green, Barnett, Robinson and Smith all earned All-ACC honors for their performances at the 2018 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championship.

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