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Len picks up All-ACC honors

Posted on 11 March 2013 by WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland sophomore center Alex Len received honorable mention All-ACC and was named to the All-ACC Defensive Team, both of which were announced on Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Len is joined on the defensive team by Miami’s Shane Larkin and Durand Scott, Georgia Tech’s Daniel Miller and Virginia’s Jontel Evans.

The Antratsit, Ukraine, native ranks second in the conference with 60 blocks and recorded at least one in 28 of 31 regular-season games. He’s helped Maryland control the paint, where the Terps have outscored opponents by an average of 36.8 points to 24.0 points.

Maryland has also limited opponents to 37.9 percent shooting this season, a mark which leads the league and ranks 10th nationally. Len and the Terps held 11 of 18 ACC opponents under 40 percent shooting, including five under 35 percent.

Len ranks second on the team with 11.8 points per game and fifth in the ACC with 8.1 rebounds per game.

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Aronhalt named to All-ACC Academic Team

Posted on 07 March 2013 by WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. – A pair of three-time All-ACC Academic team selections, Duke’s Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly, headline the 2012-13 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Basketball team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

Plumlee was recently named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men’s Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and became only the fourth player in Duke history to accomplish that feat in back-to-back seasons. The Warsaw, Ind., senior currently ranks fourth in the league in scoring (17.0), second in rebounds (10.2) and field goal percentage (.585).

Kelly, a three-year starter for the Blue Devils, has returned to the starting lineup after missing 13 games with an injury and is averaging 15.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game on the year while shooting an impressive .521 from 3-point range.

Georgia Tech’s Marcus Georges-Hunt has scored in double figures a team-high 17 times and is the only freshman in the ACC to currently lead his team in scoring (10.2). Teammate Chris Bolden is averaging 9.4 points per game in league play with 13 starts.

A pair of Duke freshmen, Rasheed Sulaimon and Amile Jefferson, also earn positions on the league’s academic honor team. Sulaimon has 19 games with 10 or more points and is third among ACC freshmen in scoring (11.7) while Jefferson is averaging 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds while starting seven times.

Boston College’s Joe Rahon has scored in double figures 14 times and ranks fifth on the ACC freshmen scoring list with a 10.0 points per game average. Clemson’s Jordan Roper is fourth on the team in scoring in ACC games, averaging a solid 8.1 points per game while shooting nearly 40 percent from behind the arc.

Maryland’s Logan Aronhalt is averaging 6.2 points per game, including a 26-point effort against Boston College on Feb. 19, and is shooting .455 from behind the arc. North Carolina’s Marcus Paige leads all ACC freshmen in assists per game (4.5) and is seventh in the ACC in assists-to-turnover ratio (1:85:1).

On the academic team for a second-straight year, Virginia Tech’s Jarell Eddie is second on the team in scoring (12.0) and third in rebounding (5.7). Hokie teammate Christian Beyer is averaging 1.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 21 games.

Wake Forest’s Tyler Cavanaugh, one of six Deacon freshmen to average 11 minutes or more, is sixth on the team in scoring (5.2) and fifth in rebounds (2.4). Miami’s Raphael Akpejiori is averaging 0.7 points and 1.2 rebounds while seeing action in 15 games.

Duke leads all schools with four selections, while Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech have two each. Boston College, Clemson, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina and Wake Forest are each represented by one player.

2013 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team

Raphael Akpejiori, Jr., Miami   Lagos, Nigeria  Mechanical Engineering

Christian Beyer, So., Virginia Tech     New Bern, N.C.  Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise

Chris Bolden, Fr., Georgia Tech Suwanee, Ga.    Business Administration

Tyler Cavanaugh, Fr., Wake Forest       Dewitt, N.Y.    Undeclared

Jarell Eddie, Jr., Virginia Tech        Charlotte, N.C. Psychology

Marcus Georges-Hunt, Fr., Georgia Tech  College Park, Ga.       Business Administration

Amile Jefferson, Fr., Duke      Philadelphia, Pa.       Undeclared

Ryan Kelly, Sr., Duke   Raleigh, N.C.   Public Policy Studies

Logan Aronhalt, Gr., Maryland   Zanesville, Ohio        Kinesiology

Marcus Paige, Fr., North Carolina       Marion, Ind.    Undeclared

Mason Plumlee, Sr., Duke        Warsaw, Ind.    Psychology

Joe Rahon, Fr., Boston College  San Diego, Calif.       Undeclared

Jordan Roper, Fr., Clemson      Columbia, S.C.  Parks, Recreation & Tourism Mgt.

Rasheed Sulaimon, Fr., Duke     Houston, Texas  Undeclared

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Maryland women Hawkins, Thomas named First Team All-ACC

Posted on 05 March 2013 by WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Senior Tianna Hawkins and junior All-American Alyssa Thomas were voted to both the Blue Ribbon Panel and league coaches All-ACC First Team, announced Monday by the conference.

Hawkins was named to the All-ACC Second Team in 2012 and Thomas, the 2012 ACC Player of the Year, made the First Team last year and the Second Team as a freshman in 2011. She was also named Rookie of the Year two years ago.

The two were Nos. 1 and 2 in the ACC in scoring and rebounding throughout the year. Hawkins led the league in scoring since day one of the season with her 18.5 points per game, which is the most by any Terrapin since Deanna Tate averaged 19.8 in 1988-89. Thomas finished third in scoring with 17.7 points per game.

Thomas led the league in rebounding throughout the season with 10.3 boards per game and Hawkins finished just behind her with 9.4. Thomas also finished second in assists with 5.3 per contest. In ACC games, Thomas led the league in scoring, rebounds and assists. Thomas also led the league with 17 double-doubles, 12 in 18 ACC games.

For the full All-ACC Teams, log on to http://www.theacc.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/030413aab.html.

The ninth-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team earned the No. 2 seed in this week’s ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The Terps will play seventh-seeded Georgia Tech or 10th-seeded Wake Forest Friday at 6 p.m. The game will be shown on RSN and specific television channels will be released this week.

Maryland (23-6, 14-4 ACC) earned a first round bye for the eighth time under head coach Brenda Frese. The Yellow Jackets (14-15, 7-11) and the Demon Deacons (12-18, 5-13) will play Thursday at 6 p.m., with the winner advancing to take on the Terrapins. Maryland’s 14 conference wins are a school record.

Maryland is 49-25 (.662) all-time in the ACC Tournament and is 14-8 (.636) under Frese. The Terrapins are 13-6 all-time as the No. 2 seed (.684). Maryland won the program’s 10th ACC title last year as the No. 3 seed with a 68-65 win over fourth-seeded Georgia Tech. ACC Tournament MVP Alyssa Thomas scored 29 points in the championship game to lift the Terps.

For game times and the latest on the ACC Tournament, log on to http://www.theacc.com/championships/acc-womens-basketball-tournament.html. All rounds will be televised.

A printable bracket can be found at http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/md/sports/w-baskbl/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_non_event/2013ACCTournamentBracket.pdf.

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Two Maryland women get All-ACC Freshman honors

Posted on 05 March 2013 by WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland women’s basketball rookies Malina Howard and Chloe Pavlech were named to the All-ACC Freshman Teams, released Tuesday. Pavlech earned a spot on the team voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel, which consists of national and local media members, as well as school representatives. Howard was named to the team voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Pavlech has started in 26 of 29 games for the Terrapins, since injuries took out their starting backcourt in the fall. She is fourth in the ACC in assist/turnover ratio and eighth in assists (4.2). Howard has averaged 7.5 points per game in league play and has scored in double figures in seven ACC games.

Pavlech and Howard are the 12th and 13th All-Freshman Team honorees under head coach Brenda Frese.

For the full All-ACC Freshman Teams, log on to http://www.theacc.com/sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/030513aaa.html.

The 10th-ranked Maryland women’s basketball team earned the No. 2 seed in this week’s ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The Terps will play seventh-seeded Georgia Tech or 10th-seeded Wake Forest Friday at 6 p.m. The game will be shown on RSN and specific television channels will be released this week.

Maryland (23-6, 14-4 ACC) earned a first round bye for the eighth time under head coach Brenda Frese. The Yellow Jackets (14-15, 7-11) and the Demon Deacons (12-18, 5-13) will play Thursday at 6 p.m., with the winner advancing to take on the Terrapins. Maryland’s 14 conference wins are a school record.

Maryland is 49-25 (.662) all-time in the ACC Tournament and is 14-8 (.636) under Frese. The Terrapins are 13-6 all-time as the No. 2 seed (.684). Maryland won the program’s 10th ACC title last year as the No. 3 seed with a 68-65 win over fourth-seeded Georgia Tech. ACC Tournament MVP Alyssa Thomas scored 29 points in the championship game to lift the Terps.

For game times and the latest on the ACC Tournament, log on to http://www.theacc.com/championships/acc-womens-basketball-tournament.html. All rounds will be televised.

A printable bracket can be found at http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/md/sports/w-baskbl/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_non_event/2013ACCTournamentBracket.pdf.

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Four Terps named Academic All-ACC

Posted on 27 February 2013 by WNST Staff

Cierski, Farrand, Fulper and Renfro honored

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Running back Tyler Cierski, linebacker Cole Farrand, offensive lineman Bennett Fulper and punter Nathan Renfro were among 51 student-athletes named to the 2012 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football team, announced Wednesday by the league.

 

Fulper was selected to the team for the third straight season, while Cierski, who will be a junior next season, was selected for the second time. Farrand and Renfo are first-time honorees.

 

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. All 12 ACC schools were represented by at least one selection on the team. The ACC has selected an All-ACC Academic Football team every year since 1954.

 

Maryland’s four selections were the fourth-most in the league, behind Duke (21), Clemson (6) and NC State (5). Fulper was one of just nine student-athletes to earn the award for the third time. Cierski was one of 24 to earn it for the second time.

 

The team was chosen from a pool of 104 ACC football student-athletes who were nominated by their schools.

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Coaches name Maryland DL Vellano All-ACC

Posted on 05 December 2012 by WNST Staff

ACC Announces First Coaches All-ACC Football Team

All-Conference Gridiron Squad Selected by the League’s 12 Head Coaches Mirrors Media Selections

Clemson’s Tajh Boyd Named Player of the Year, Miami’s Duke Johnson Rookie of the Year

and Duke’s David Cutcliffe Tabbed ACC Coach of the Year

      Greensboro, N.C.—The Atlantic Coast Conference Wednesday announced the inaugural All-ACC Football Team as selected by the league’s 12 head coaches.

This year, for the first time under the auspices of the ACC, the league’s 12 head football coaches voted for an All-ACC football team, as well as Players of the Year, Rookies of the Year and a Coach of the Year award. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players and cast ballots for two points for first-team and one point for second-team selections.

Clemson, Florida State and North Carolina each had five players chosen to the first team, though UNC actually had six first-team picks as running back Giovani Bernard was named to the first-team offense as a running back, while also earning first-team specialist accolades. All of Clemson’s first-team honorees were on offense, while four of FSU’s five were on defense.

The Seminoles, who defeated Georgia Tech, 21-15, last Saturday in the ACC Championship football game in Charlotte, led all teams with 12 players selected to either the first or second team, followed by North Carolina (9) and Clemson (7).

In all, 10 of the ACC’s 12 schools placed a player on the first team with all 12 schools having at least one first- or second-team selection.

The 2012 Coaches All-ACC team was similar to the All-ACC squad announced last week by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA), as the two voting bodies agreed on all of the major award winners.

Clemson’s junior QB Tajh Boyd (Hampton, Va.) was selected by the ACC Coaches as Offensive and Overall Player of the Year for a record-breaking campaign which saw Boyd lead the Tigers to a 10-2 record, a No. 14 ranking in the BCS while setting ACC single game (8) and season (41) records for touchdown responsibility.

Florida State junior defensive end Bjoern Werner (Berlin, Germany) was selected the league’s Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in quarterback sacks (13.0) and placing second in tackles for loss (18.0).

Miami true freshman running back Duke Johnson (Miami, Fla.), who set a single-game ACC freshman standard with 368 all-purpose yards while also placing third in the league in rushing with 947 yards and a 78.9 yards-per-game average, was named the ACC’s Offensive Rookie and Overall Rookie of the Year.

The runner-up to Johnson in the Rookie of the Year voting, Maryland true freshman wide receiver and kick returner Stefon Diggs (Gaithersburg, Md.) was named to the All-ACC second team as specialist.

Florida State true freshman cornerback Ronald Darby (Oxon Hill, Md.), a key member of Florida State’s defense which is ranked second nationally in total defense, third nationally in pass defense and third nationally in pass efficiency defense, was named the ACC’s Defensive  Rookie of the Year.

Duke’s David Cutcliffe, who led the Blue Devils to a bowl game for the first time since 1994 with a berth in this year’s Belk Bowl, was named ACC Coach of the Year after being selected on seven of the 12 ballots.

The Coaches All-ACC first-team differed from the ACSMA team only at three positions, choosing Duke senior wide receiver Conner Vernon over Boston College’s Alex Amidon; North Carolina offensive tackle James Hurst over Clemson’s Brandon Thomas, and Virginia Tech linebacker Jack Tyler instead of Virginia’s Steve Greer. Amidon, Thomas and Greer were all second-team picks.

In all, there were four unanimous first-team selections (22 points) in Clemson’s Boyd and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and North Carolina’s Bernard on offense and Florida State defensive end Cornellius Carradine on defense.

A total of six players named to this year’s Coaches’ first-team were named to the 2011 All-ACC ACSMA squad in Clemson’s Boyd and center Dalton Freeman; Georgia Tech guard Omoregie Uzzi; North Carolina’s Bernard; Florida State place-kicker Dustin Hopkins and Maryland defensive tackle Joe Vellano.

 

ACC Player of the Year (votes in parentheses)

Tajh Boyd, Clemson, QB, 6-1, 225, Jr.-R, Hampton, Va. (7)

 

ACC Offensive Player of the Year

Tajh Boyd, Clemson, QB, 6-1, 225, Jr.-R, Hampton, Va. (7)

 

ACC Defensive Player of the Year

Bjoern Werner, Florida State, DE, 6-4, 273, Jr., Berlin, Germany (9)

 

ACC Rookie of the Year

Duke Johnson, Miami, RB, 5-9, 183, Fr., Miami, Fla. (8)

 

ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year

Duke Johnson, Miami, RB, 5-9, 183, Fr., Miami, Fla. (8)

 

ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year

Ronald Darby, Florida State, CB, 5-11, 176, Fr., Oxon Hill, Md. (5)

 

ACC Coach of the Year

David Cutcliffe, Duke (7)

 

2012 Coaches All-ACC Football Team

 

Offense

 

First Team

QB—Tajh Boyd, Clemson, 6-1, 225, Jr.-R, Hampton, Va.  (22)

RB—Giovani Bernard, North Carolina, 5-10, 205, So.-R, Davie, Fla. (22)

RB—Andre Ellington, Clemson, 5-10, 190, Sr.-R, Moncks Corner, S.C. (21)

WR—DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson, 6-1, 200, Jr., Central, S.C. (22)

WR—Conner Vernon, Duke, 6-1, 195, Sr., Miami, Fla. (14)

TE—Brandon Ford, Clemson, 6-4, 235, Gr., Wando, S.C. (17)

T—James Hurst, North Carolina, 6-7, 300, Jr., Plainfield, Ind. (14)

T—Oday Aboushi, Virginia, 6-6, 310, Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y. (13)

G—Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina, 6-3, 295, Sr., Wilmington, N.Y. (21)

G—Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 300, Sr.-R, Lithonia, Ga. (14)

C—Dalton Freeman, Clemson, 6-5, 285, Gr., Pelion, S.C. (17)

 

Second Team

QB—EJ Manuel, Florida State, 6-5, 245, Sr., Virginia Beach, Va. (12)

RB—Chris Thompson, Florida State, 5-8, 190, Sr., Greenville, Fla. (13)

RB—Duke Johnson, Miami, 5-9, 183, Fr., Miami, Fla. (10)

WR–Alex Amidon, Boston College, 5-11, 186, Jr., Greenfield, Mass. (11)

WR–Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest, 5-10, 190, Jr.-R, Clarksville, Md. (10)

TE—Eric Ebron, North Carolina, 6-4, 235, So., Greensboro, N.C. (13)

T—–Brandon Thomas, Clemson, 6-3, 300, Jr.-R, Spartanburg, S.C. (10)

T—–Emmett Cleary, Boston College, 6-7, 313, Sr.-R, Arlington Heights, Ill. (9)

G—–R.J. Mattes, NC State, 6-6, 313, Sr.-R, Concord, N.C. (11)

G—–Tre’ Jackson, Florida State, 6-4, 310, So., Jessup, Ga. (9)

C—–Bryan Stork, Florida State, 6-4, 299, Jr., Vero Beach, Fla. (9)

 

Honorable Mention (2 or more points)

Offense—QB Mike Glennon, Sr.-R, NC State (2); RB—Orwin Smith, Sr., Georgia Tech (2); WR—Sammy Watkins, So., Clemson (5); Rashad Greene, So., Florida State (3); Jamison Crowder, So., Duke (2); Marcus Davis, Sr.-R, Virginia Tech (2); TE—Nick O’Leary, So., Florida State (4); T—Cameron Erving, So., Florida State (7); Brennan Williams, Sr., North Carolina (5); Menelik Watson, Fr., Florida State (3); Morgan Moses, Jr., Virginia (3); Seantrel Henderson, So., Miami (3); Vinston Painter, Sr., Virginia Tech (2); G—Josue Matias, So., Florida State (7); Brandon Linder, Jr., Miami (4); Michael Via, Sr., Virginia Tech; C—Cameron Wentz, Sr., NC State (3); Shane McDermott, Sr.-R, Miami (3); Jay Finch, Jr., Georgia Tech (2); PK—Ross Martin, Fr., Duke (3); Casey Barth, Sr.-R, North Carolina (3); SP—Duke Johnson, Fr., Miami (8); Jamal Golden, So., Georgia Tech (2).

 

Defense

 

First Team

DE—Cornellius Carradine, Florida State, 6-5, 267, Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio (22)

DE—Bjoern Werner, Florida State, 6-4, 273, Jr., Berlin, Germany (21)

DT—Joe Vellano, Maryland, 6-1, 285, Sr., Rexford, N.Y. (20)

DT—Sylvester Williams, North Carolina, 6-3, 315, Sr., Jefferson City, Mo. (16)

LB—Nick Clancy, Boston College, 6-3, 232, Sr., Plainfield, Ill. (18)

LB—Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech, 5-11, 230, Jr., Oakton, Va. (13)

LB—Kevin Reddick, North Carolina, 6-3, 240, Sr., New Bern, N.C. (13)

CB—Ross Cockrell, Duke, 6-0, 180, Jr., Waxhaw, N.C. (18)

CB—Xavier Rhodes, Florida State, 6-2, 215, Jr., Miami, Fla. (17)

S——Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State, 5-9, 204, Jr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (18)

S——Earl Wolff, NC State, 6-0, 207, Gr., Raeford, N.C. (14)

 

Second Team

DE—James Gayle, Virginia Tech, 6-4, 250, Jr.-R, Hampton, Va. (10)

DE—Kareem Martin, North Carolina, 6-6, 260, Jr., Roanoke Rapids, N.C. (5)

DT—Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest, 5-11, 260, Jr.-R, Wylie, Texas (9)

DT (Tie) Timmy Jernigan, Florida State, 6-3, 297, So., Lake City, Fla. (6)

DT (Tie) Everett Dawkins, Florida State, 6-2, 295, Sr., Spartanburg, S.C. (6)

LB—Christian Jones, Florida State, 6-4, 240, Jr., Winter Park, Fla. (12)

LB—Steve Greer, Virginia, 6-2, 225, Sr.-R, Solon, Ohio (12)

LB—Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland, 6-2, 240, Sr.-R, Raleigh, N.C. (9)

CB—David Amerson, NC State, 6-3, 194, Jr., Greensboro, N.C. (12)

CB—Antone Exum, Virginia Tech, 6-2, 219, Jr.-R, Glen Allen, Va. (8)

S—–Walt Canty, Duke, 6-1, 220, Sr., Roebuck, S.C. (8)

S—–Brandan Bishop, NC State, 6-2, 205, Sr., Boca Raton, Fla. (7)

 

Honorable Mention

Defense—DE—Kenny Anunike, Sr.-R, Duke (4); A.J. Francis, Sr.-R, Maryland (4); Anthony Chickillo, So., Miami (3); Mallaciah Goodman, Sr., Clemson (2); DT—Anthony Hopkins, Sr-R., Virginia Tech; Anthony McCloud, Sr., Florida State (3); Grady Jarrett, So., Clemson (2); T.J. Barnes, Sr.-R, Georgia Tech (2); LB—Jeremiah Attaochu, Jr., Georgia Tech (6); Bruce Taylor, Sr., Virginia Tech (5); LaRoy Reynolds, Sr., Virginia (4); Kenny Tate, Sr.-R, Maryland (4); Kevin Pierre-Louis, Jr., Boston College (2); Darin Drakeford, Sr., Maryland (2); Denzel Perryman, So., Miami (2);  CB—Kevin Johnson, So.-R, Wake Forest (4); Kyle Fuller, Jr., Virginia Tech (4); Tim Scott, So., North Carolina (3); Demetrious Nicholson, So., Virginia (3); S—Rashard Hall, Gr-R, Clemson (6); Tre Boston, Jr., North Carolina (6); Jonathan Meeks, Sr., Clemson (4); Vaughn Telemaque, Sr.-R, Miami (4); A.J. Marshall, Jr., Wake Forest; P—Gerald Levano, Sr.-R, Boston College (5).

Special Teams

 

First Team

PK—Dustin Hopkins, Florida State, 6-2, 190, Sr. Houston, Texas (20)

P——Will Monday, Duke, 6-4, 200, Fr.-R, Flowery Branch, Ga. (17)

SP—-Giovani Bernard, North Carolina, 5-10, 2-5, So.-R, Davie, Fla. (13)

 

Second Team

PK—Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson, 6-2, 200, Jr.-R, Greenville, S.C. (9)

P——Tommy Hibbard, North Carolina, 5-10, 195, So., Charlotte, N.C. (14)

SP—Stefan Diggs, Maryland, 6-0, 185, Fr., Gaithersburg, Md. (11)

 

Player of the Year Voting

  1. Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson (7)
  2. Giovani Bernard, RB,  North Carolina (3)
  3. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson (2)

 

Offensive Player of the Year Voting

  1. Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson (7)
  2. Giovani Bernard, RB, North Carolina (3)
  3. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson (2)

 

Defensive Player of the Year Voting

  1. Bjoern Werner, DE, Florida State (9)
  2. Cornellius Carradine, DE, Florida State (2)
  3. James Gayle, DE, Virginia Tech (1)

 

Rookie of the Year Voting

  1. Duke Johnson, RB, Miami (8)
  2. Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland (3)
  3. Eddie Johnson, LB, Miami (1)

 

Offensive Rookie of the Year Voting   

  1. Duke Johnson, RB, Miami (8)
  2. Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland (3)
  3. Vad Lee, QB, Georgia Tech (1)

 

Defensive Rookie of the Year Voting

  1. Ronald Darby, CB, FSU (5)
  2. Eddie Johnson, LB, Miami (4)
  3. Maurice Canady, CB, Virginia (2)
  4. Eli Harold, DE, Virginia (1)

 

Coach of the Year Voting

  1. David Cutcliffe, Duke (7)
  2. Jimbo Fisher, Florida State (2)
  3. Tom O’Brien, NC State (1)

Al Golden, Miami (1)

Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech (1)

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Maryland DL Vellano named first team All-ACC, LB Hartsfield second team

Posted on 26 November 2012 by WNST Staff

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP, ACSMA) – The Atlantic Coast Conference released its All-ACC Football teams Monday, and 12 Seminoles, 11 Tarheels and eight Tigers made either the first or second teams. Division champions Florida State and Georgia Tech meet Saturday night in the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship game in Charlotte.

 

There were no unanimous first-team selections, though North Carolina sophomore running back Giovani Bernard received 45 of 46 first-team votes from voting members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.  Florida State junior defensive end Bjoern Werner was the only defensive player to receive either a first- or second-team vote. Werner, one of four Seminoles on the first-team defense, received 43 first-team votes, while Clemson junior quarterback Tajh Boyd, who was one of six Clemson players on the first-team offense, received 41 first-team votes

 

Bernard led the ACC with 1,228 yards, 19 total touchdowns and 114 points this season.  He made the first team as a running back and specialist. Werner led the ACC with 13 sacks among his 18 tackles for loss.  Boyd led the ACC in passing efficiency and touchdown passes (34).

 

Bernard and Boyd are repeat first-team selections, as are Georgia Tech offensive guard Omoregie Uzzi, Clemson center Dalton Freeman, Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins and Maryland defensive tackle Joe Vellano.

 

Nine of the ACC’s 12 schools placed at least one player on the first team. Clemson had the most, with six, while Florida State and North Carolina had five apiece.  Boston, College, Duke and Virginia each placed two players on the first team, while Georgia Tech, Maryland, NC State had one each.

 

Virginia Tech placed three players on the second team, while Wake Forest had two, and Miami freshman Duke Johnson made the second team as a running back and specialist.

 

The 2012 All-ACC Football team as voted on by 46 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. NOTE: A first-team vote was worth two points and second team vote one.

 

FIRST TEAM

Offense

QB-Tajh Boyd, Clemson (86)

RB-Giovani Bernard, North Carolina (91)

RB-Andre Ellington, Clemson (77)

WR-DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson (80)

WR-Alex Amidon, Boston College (53)

OT-Oday Aboushi, Virginia (53)

OT-Brandon Thomas, Clemson (51)

OG-Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina (79)

OG-Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech (64)

C-Dalton Freeman, Clemson (78)

TE-Brandon Ford, Clemson (54)

K-Dustin Hopkins, Florida State (79)

Spec.- Giovani Bernard, North Carolina (48)

 

Defense

DE-Bjoern Werner, Florida State (89)

DE-Cornellius Carradine, Florida State (77)

DT-Joe Vellano, Maryland (80)

DT-Sylvester Williams, North Carolina (63)

LB-Nick Clancy, Boston College (66)

LB-Kevin Reddick, North Carolina (65)

LB-Steve Greer, Virginia (58)

CB-Xavier Rhodes, Florida State (66)

CB-Ross Cockrell, Duke (50)

S-Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State (59)

S-Earl Wolff, NC State (46)

P-Will Monday, Duke (73)

 

SECOND TEAM

Offense

QB-EJ Manuel, Florida State (25)

RB-Duke Johnson, Miami (47)

RB-Chris Thompson, Florida State (31)

WR-Conner Vernon, Duke (51)

WR-Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest (32)

OT-James Hurst, North Carolina (50)

TIE OT-Cameron Erving, Florida State (21)

TIE OT-Emmett Cleary, Boston College (21)

OG-Tre’ Jackson, Florida State (26)

OG-R.J. Matttes, NC State (24)

C- Bryan Stork, Florida State (19)

TE-Eric Ebron, North Carolina (51)

TIE K-Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson (22)

TIE K-Casey Barth, North Carolina (22)

Spec.-Duke Johnson, Miami (44)

 

Defense

DE-James Gayle, Virginia Tech (30)

DE-Kareem Martin, North Carolina (22)

DT-Everett Dawkins, Florida State (34)

DT-Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest (24)

LB-Demetrius Hartsfield, Maryland (34)

LB-Christian Jones, Florida State (31)

LB-Jack Tyler Virginia Tech (28)

CB-David Amerson, NC State (46)

CB-Antone Exum, Virginia Tech (44)

S-Rashard Hall, Clemson (43)

S- Walt Canty, Duke (31)

P-Tommy Hibbard, North Carolina (40)

 

Honorable Mention [Name, School, Position, Points]:  Kenny Anunike (D), de (13); Jeremiah Attaochu (GT), lb (26); Brandan Bishop (NCS), safety (20); Travis Bond (NC), og (14); Tre Boston (NC), safety (29); Darryl Cato-Bishop (NCS), de (12); Emmett Cleary (BC), ot (21);  Jamison Crowder (D), wr (15); Stefon Diggs (MD), spec. (33);  Jay Finch (GT), c (16); Jon Feliciano (MI), og (16); A.J. Francis (MD), de (12); Kyle Fuller (VT), cb (16); Mike Glennon (NCS), qb (10); Malliciah Goodman (CL), de (16); Dave Harding (D), og (14); Seantrel Henderson (MI), ot (13); Antoine Hopkins (VT), dt (10); Derrick Hopkins (VT), dt (15); Will Jackson (GT), ot (14); Timmy Jernigan (FS), dt (15); Alexander Kinal (WF), p (12); Gerald Levano (BC), p (13); Brandon Linder (MI), og (21); Ross Martin (D), pk (11);  Anthony McCloud (FS), dt (10); Jake McGee (VA), te (12); Demetrious Nicholson (VA), cb (12); Denzel Perryman (MI), lb (12); Kevin Pierre-Louis (BC), lb (14); Bryn Renner (NC), qb (15); LaRoy Reynolds (VA), lb (10); Tim Scott (NC), cb (10);  Perry Simmons (D), ot (11); Orwin Smith (GT), rb (13); Kenny Tate (MD), lb (12); Bruce Taylor (VT), lb (19); Sammy Watkins (CL), wr (19); Menelik Watson (FS), ot (13); Camden Wentz (NCS), c (12); Brennan Williams (NC), ot (13); Vince Williams (FS), lb (11)

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Maryland women picked to finish 2nd in ACC

Posted on 17 October 2012 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Three members of the ACC Champion Maryland women’s basketball team were selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Preseason All-ACC Team, released Tuesday. 2012 ACC Player of the Year Alyssa Thomas, senior Tianna Hawkins and junior Laurin Mincy were all voted to the 10-member team.

After garnering the lead’s top individual honor as just a sophomore, Thomas was also voted as the league’s Preseason Player of the Year heading into the upcoming season.

Maryland was the only school to land three players on the Preseason All-ACC Team.

The early season honors are voted on by the league’s “Blue Ribbon Panel,” which consists of national and local media members, as well as school representatives.

Thomas, Hawkins and Mincy made last year’s All-ACC squad. Thomas was named to the First Team, while Hawkins made the Second Team. Mincy earned an Honorable Mention honor.

In the Blue Ribbon Panel’s Preseason Poll, head coach Brenda Frese’s Terrapins were picked to finish second in the league and garnered 18 first-place votes. Duke was picked to win the league with 29 first-place votes.

Freshman center Malina Howard was named to the five-member Preseason Newcomer Watch List. Howard was the No. 6 overall recruit according to national recruiting analysts and was the No. 1 overall post player in the 2012 class.

In a first this season, the 12 ACC coaches voted on a separate Preseason Poll, Player of the Year and All-ACC Team. In the coaches’ poll, the Terrapins were picked to finish second behind Duke with three votes to the Blue Devils’ nine. The coaches had a three-way tie for Preseason Player of the Year between Thomas and Duke’s Elizabeth Williams and Chelsea Gray. The All-ACC Team and the Newcomer Watch List were the same in both votes.

The Terrapins are ranked No. 4 in at least one preseason poll this year, after ending last season with a 31-5 overall record, an NCAA Elite Eight appearance and the 2012 ACC title. They return four of five starters.

Maryland will open the 2012-13 season vs. Mount St. Mary’s on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Comcast Center. For tickets, log on to UMTerps.com.

Blue Ribbon Preseason Poll
1. Duke (29)
2. MARYLAND (18)
3. Georgia Tech
4. Virginia
5. North Carolina
6. Miami
7. Florida State
8. NC State
9. Wake Forest
10. Clemson
11. Virginia Tech
12. Boston College

Blue Ribbon Preseason All-ACC Team
Alyssa Thomas, Maryland**
Elizabeth Williams, Duke
Chelsea Gray, Duke
Tyaunna Marshall, Georgia Tech
Natasha Howard, Florida State
Tianna Hawkins, Maryland
Laurin Mincy, Maryland

Ataira Franklin, Virginia
Marissa Kastanek, NC State
Stefanie Yderstrom, Miami
**-Preseason Player of the Year

Blue Ribbon Panel Newcomer Watch List
Alexis Jones, Duke
Malina Howard, Maryland
Jonquel Jones, Clemson
Xylina McDaniel, North Carolina
Uju Ugoka, Virginia Tech

 

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Maryland’s Vellano, Furstenburg named preseason All-ACC

Posted on 25 July 2012 by WNST Staff

Vellano one of four players that also garnered 2011 All-America honors

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Maryland defensive lineman Joe Vellano and tight end Matt Furstenburg have been selected to the 2012 Preseason All-ACC Football Team, the league announced Wednesday.

Vellano was a consensus first team All-ACC choice following the 2011 season and received 58 votes for the 2012 Preseason All-ACC team, third most among defensive players. The senior has also been named to the preseason watch lists for five national awards: the Bednarik, Lombardi and Walter Camp Awards, and the Bronco Nagurski and Outland Trophies.

Vellano is one of four 2011 All-Americans to be chosen to the team, joining David Amerson of NC State, Omoregie Uzzi of Georgia Tech and Sammy Watkins of Clemson.

Furstenburg started all 12 games last season and finished third in the conference in receptions per game (2.6) and receiving yards (348). He was also named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, which honors the nation’s top tight end, on July 10.

Voting for the 25-man team was conducted by media in attendance at the ACC Football Kickoff, which was held July 22-23 in Greensboro, N.C. A total of 68 ballots were cast.

Watkins, who was tabbed as the Preseason ACC Player of the Year by media at the ACC Kickoff, was the lone unanimous selection. Clemson, Florida State, and North Carolina led the way with four selections each, while Virginia Tech had three. Maryland, NC State and Virginia each had two players chosen.

To view the entire 2012 Preseason All-ACC Football Team, click here.

– Terps –

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