Clemson, S.C.—Alice Hewson, Marisa Messana and Lauren Stephenson were all named to the All-ACC Academic team on Tuesday.
NCAA semifinalist Duke led the way with five honorees, while Florida State placed four on the honors team. Clemson, Louisville, Miami and North Carolina claimed three players each.
Hewson, a native of the United Kingdom, also was named All-ACC on the course earlier this spring and is just the second Clemson women’s golfer to make the All-ACC teams on the course and in the classroom in the same year. Teammate Sloan Shanahan did it as a freshman in 2013-14, the first year of the program.
Messana was named to the team for the second consecutive year, the first Clemson golfer to be a two-time selection. A two-year starter who finished 19th at the ACC Tournament this year, she has a perfect 4.0 GPA for her career in communications. Stephenson was Clemson’s leader in stroke average and was named to the All-Region team. She became the first Clemson women’s golfer to play in the NCAA National Tournament.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the award must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
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