Thursday, February 17, 2011

Duke football leads ACC in the classroom

Although Duke finished 3-9 on the football field last season, the Blue Devils were No. 1 in the ACC in the classroom by a wide margin, according to the All-ACC Academic awards announced this morning.

Duke led the conference with 13 All-ACC Academic selections. Clemson was next with six, and Virginia Tech had five.

To be eligible, athletes needed to have at least a 3.00 grade-point average for the past semester and to have maintained at least a 3.00 GPA throughout their college career.

North Carolina had four All-ACC Academic selections - fullback Curtis Byrd, offensive tackle James Hurst, tight end Zack Pianalto and offensive tackle Michael Ingersoll. N.C. State had one selection - quarterback Russell Wilson.

Duke's 13 selections were: linebacker Kelby Brown, cornerback Lee Butler, cornerback Russ Cockrell, defensive back Matt Daniels, offensive guard Dave Harding, tight end Cooper Helfet, offensive tackle Kyle Hill, offensive guard Brian Moore, quarterback Sean Renfree, cornerback Chris Rwabukamba, kicker Will Snyderwine, offensive tackle Perry Simmons and wide receiver Donovan Varner.

Wake Forest's three selections were offensive guard Michael Hoag, punter Shane Popham and offensive tackle Doug Weaver.

Boston College offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo and Maryland kicker/punter Travis Baltz became the 12th and 13th four-time All-ACC Academic selections in the 57-year history of the award.

Boston College, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Maryland each had four selections, Miami had three, and Virginia had one.

Ken Tysiac

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe Duke should leave the ACC and join the Ivy League

Anonymous said...

UNC would have had more but the tutor resigned.

Jason said...

NC State is a joke. One player?

Anonymous said...

I guess that makes UVA a joke too?

Anonymous said...

UNC-CHeats.

Anonymous said...

Smarts off the field, doesn't translate to wins on the field. I'm sorry but nerds just can't compete when it comes to Athletics. So the fact that Duke had 13 chosen means nothing. Now the graduation rates of players from these schools is far more important than just a 3.0 average of just a select few.

MichaelProcton said...

The reason it doesn't translate is because Duke REFUSES to compromise its academic integrity for success. And, really, which is better: a slow development where Duke's won half as many games in the last two years as they won in the previous nine, or an investigation involving a third of your team's academic cheating that leads to a whopping seven or eight wins a year.

Anonymous said...

Dook football is and always will be a joke! Where are all the Dookie fans come football season? Where are the Cameron Crazies every Saturday afternoon in the fall? At least Carolina fans support ALL their teams, not just the successful ones! Every year we play at Dook, there are more UNC fans than Dookies. GO HEELS!!

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:24, you are kidding right? Your football stadium begins emptying close to halftime and unless you're winning, never comes close to filling up again after that. There were a lot of empty seats in the Dean Dome during the Doherty years and especially last year when UNC struggled to win.

And the reason there are more UNC fans than Duke fans at those games is because UNC is significantly larger. More students = more alumni = more people at games in general.

MichaelProcton said...

Where are all the Cameron Crazies? Typical Tar Baby fan; they were filling up Wallace Wade at record rates this past season, with more 30,000+ attendance games than the stadium's ever seen. Thanks for playing.