January 26, 2022

Wildschutt Named ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following his historic 2021 cross country season, Adriaan Wildschutt added another award to his collection, as he was named the ACC Men’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Wednesday.

The 2021 ACC Runner of the Year is just the fourth Seminole in school history win the Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor and first since Jakub Zivec won the title back in 2012. Wildschutt is the lone runner in FSU history to capture both awards in a single season.

A native of Ceres, South Africa, Wildschutt put together one of the best seasons in school history in 2021, finishing sixth at the NCAA Championships after winning the South Region and ACC titles.

Wildschutt won five races throughout the year, tying the school record set by Herb Wills in 1981, repeating as the USFTCCCA Men’s Athlete of the Year.

Wildschutt Named ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Wildschutt is working towards his master’s degree in Business Administration.

“I live by this quote from Nelson Mandela, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,’” Wildschutt said. “This is a great honor. Knowing I can transfer my athletic ability and consistency into the classroom, it means a lot. I celebrate my academic achievements more often than my athletic accomplishments. It’s important to balance the two and execute at a high level, which is a great illustration of hard work. This wouldn’t have been possible without the resources and support system from FSU.”

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September of 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0-grade point average for their careers, as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.

In addition to Wildschutt and Zivec, Matt Leeder (2009) and Michael Fout (2011) also won the honor.

“This is as big of an honor as it gets in the ACC,” FSU head coach Bob Braman said. “Adriaan is a champion in all aspects of his life. I’m so proud of how he represents our program and Florida State. This is truly big-time.”

Wildschutt along with Ahmed Muhumed, and Silas Griffith were named to the Men’s All-ACC Academic Team for the first time in their careers.

The women’s team had six student-athletes represented, which was the second-highest behind NC State, who had nine.

Wildschutt Named ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Maudie Skyring has earned her fourth Women’s All-ACC Academic Team nod, while Lauren Ryan, Erin Phelps and Amanda Beach were named to their second. Agnes McTighe and Jen Lima are first-time recipients.

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. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

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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2021 All-ACC Men’s Cross Country Academic Team
Nicholas Dahl, Duke, Gr., Statistics

Owen MacKenzie, Duke, Jr., Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sam Rivera, Duke, Jr., Computer Science

Josh Romine, Duke, Gr., Management Studies

Mike Ungvarsky, Duke, Gr., Management Studies

Ahmed Muhumed, Florida State, Gr., International Affairs

Silas Griffith, Florida State, Gr., Social Work

Adriaan Wildschutt, Florida State, Gr., Business Administration

Ian Kibiwot, Louisville, Fr., Geoscience

Gavin Gaynor, NC State, Ph.D., Forest Biomaterials

Nate Kawalec, NC State, Sr., Business Administration

Robinson Snider, NC State, Gr., Mechanical Engineering

Patrick Anderson, North Carolina, Jr., Biology

Will Coogan, North Carolina, So. Biology

Ethan Strand, North Carolina, Fr., Undeclared

Parker Wolfe, North Carolina, Fr., Exercise Sport Science

Andrew Alexander, Notre Dame, Gr., Management

Matthew Carmody, Notre Dame, Sr., Economics

Dylan Jacobs, Notre Dame, Sr., Business Analytics

Danny Kilrea, Notre Dame, Sr., Finance

Josh Methner, Notre Dame. So., Business

Yared Nuguse, Notre Dame, Gr. Management

Jack Miller, Pitt, Jr., Marketing

Alex Comerford, Syracuse, Jr., Applied Data Analysts

Matt Scrape, Syracuse, Jr. Biology

Brody Smith Syracuse, Gr., Public Administration

JP Trojan, Syracuse, Gr., Law

Rohan Aswfa, Virginia, Gr., Ed Psych – Social Foundations

Jacob Hunter, Virginia, Jr., Inter-Environ Tht & Practice

Derek Johnson, Sr., Virginia, Gr., Computer Science

Antonio Lopez Segura, Virginia Tech, Jr., Computer Science

Zach Facioni, Wake Forest, Sr., Economics

Justin Robinson, Wake Forest, Gr., Health & Exercise Science

Thomas Vanoppen, Wake Forest, Gr., Liberal Studies

 

2021 All-ACC Women’s Cross Country Academic Team

Anna Oeser, Boston College, Sr., English/Political Science

Lauren White, Boston College, Gr., Leadership & Administration

Michaela Reinhart, Duke, Gr., Management Studies

Charlotte Tomkinson, Duke, So., Undeclared

Amanda Beach, Florida State, Gr., Public Health

Jen Lima, Florida State, Sr. Exercise Physiology

Agnes McTighe, Florida State, Fr., Media Comm Studies

Erin Phelps, Florida State, Sr., Exercise Physiology

Lauren Ryan, Florida State,  Sr., Sport Management

Maudie Skyring, Florida State, Gr., Exercise Physiology

Nicole Fegans, Georgia Tech, Sr., Business

Brynn Brown, North Carolina, Fr., Neuroscience

Sasha Neglia, North Carolina, So., Statistics and Analytics

Natalie Tyner, North Carolina, Sr., Exercise & Sport Science

Sam Bush, NC State, Jr., Exploratory Studies

Kelsey Chmiel, NC State, Jr., Animal Science

Dominique Clarimonte, NC State, Gr., Teaching MA

Allie Hayes, NC State, Gr., Natural Resources

Heather Holt, NC State, Sr., Human Biology

Mariah Howlett, NC State, Sr., Business Administration

Savannah Shaw, NC State, Gr., Communication

Hannah Steelman, NC State, Gr., NDS

Katelyn Tuohy, NC State, So., Business Administration

Maddy Denner, Notre Dame, Sr., Applied & Comp. Math/Stats

Olivia Markezich, Notre Dame, Jr., Marketing

Holly Bent, Syracuse, Gr., Public Diplomacy & Global Comm.

Annie Boos, Syracuse, Gr., Magazine, Newspaper & Digital Journalism

Sydney Nowicki, Syracuse, Fr., Chemistry

Bethany Steiner, Syracuse, Fr., Health & Exercise Science

Amanda Vestri,  Syracuse, Sr., Health & Exercise Science

Margot Appleton, Virginia, Fr., Undeclared

Lindsey Butler, Virginia Tech, Jr., Industrial System Engineering

 

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