June 29, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the 2007 All-ACC Academic Track and Field teams on Friday, June 29, with 11 Seminoles making the grade.
From the women’s squad, who has four athletes honored this year, junior Kandia Batchelor has made the team for two consecutive years. Batchelor, a business management major, was a member of the ACC champion 4x400m relay at this year’s outdoor meet.
First time recipients include sophomore Tori Allen majoring in apparel design and technology and juniors Debbie Huss, a biological science student, and Keyla Smith who is earning her degree in marketing.
The men led all ACC schools with seven honorees on the men’s academic squad, up from six in 2006. Making the team for the second consecutive year were sophomore Javier Garcia-Tunon, a business management student, and senior Tom Lancashire who is earning a degree in exercise science. Both Garcia-Tunon and Lancashire were also named to ESPN The Magazine’s Academic All-America second-team this year.
Rounding out the men’s recipients are freshmen Charles Clark (business) and Travis Whitfield (English education), juniors Andrew Krumins (undergraduate studies) and Hubert Mitchell (communication studies) and senior Cedric Nabe (information technology).
Clark ran the anchor leg on the ACC and NCAA champion 4x100m relay which earned him his first outdoor All-ACC and All-American honors.
“Having eleven All-ACC academic athletes is really exciting,” head coach Bob Braman said. “It makes the entire coac hing staff proud to see the men lead the conference with academic honorees as well as the women who had another strong showing this year. It’s very rewarding to work with such great student-athletes.”