TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Seven members of the Florida State swimming and Diving teams were named to the 2015-16 All-ACC Academic teams, which were announced on Monday by the league office. Juniors Dylan Grisell (Biology) and Jason McCormick (Real Estate/Professional Sales) along with senior Cole Hensley (Physics/Math) earned their second career nods to the list, while senior Kalonji Cole (Exercise Science), sophomore Connor Kalisz (Sports Management) and freshmen Cassidy Gebhart (Marketing) and Meg Brown (Hospitality) captured their first honor.
“Academics is a huge part of our program,” FSU head coach Frank Bradley said. “We have some brilliant students in our program and I’m very proud of those that continue to achieve success both in the pool and in the classroom.”
The men’s team tied with Duke, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame and North Carolina with the third highest total with five selections. NC State led with nine, followed by Louisville with six.
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 for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
Among the FSU athletes named, three qualified for the NCAA Championships while all seven contributed 276 total individual points at the 2016 ACC Championships.
The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.
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