GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Convention is ready to honor 52 student-athletes who’ve been chosen as 2021 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award recipients.
This yr’s checklist consists of three student-athletes who may even obtain the Thacker Award and 9 student-athletes who plan to pursue skilled careers of their chosen sports activities and had been named honorary recipients.
“We’re extremely happy with the accomplishments of our ACC postgraduate scholarship recipients,” stated ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips. “These student-athletes have loved excellent undergraduate careers and are to be congratulated for his or her continued pursuit of educational excellence. There’s a vibrant future forward for this group, and they’ll undoubtedly stay leaders and distinction makers in our society.”
The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker postgraduate scholarships are awarded to chose student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate diploma following completion of their undergraduate necessities. Every recipient will obtain $6,000 towards his or her graduate schooling. These honored have carried out with distinction in each the classroom and their respective sport, whereas demonstrating exemplary conduct locally.
This yr’s class of postgraduate scholarship recipients will probably be highlighted in a one-hour present on ACC Community that can debut in Could.
The next student-athlete will probably be acknowledged as 2021 ACC Postgraduate Students:
Title, Establishment, Sport, Main
Zion Johnson, Boston School, Soccer, Laptop Science
Clare Naughton, Boston School, Volleyball, Political Science
Lauren White, Boston School, Ladies’s Observe and Discipline, Worldwide Research
Marissa Guimbarda, Clemson, Softball, Well being Science
Courtney Jones, Clemson, Ladies’s Soccer, Psychology
Grace Mattimore, Clemson, Softball, Felony Justice
Rakavius Chambers, Duke, Soccer, Biology
Caroline Olsen, Duke, Rowing, IDM: Neuroscience & Public Coverage
Meible Chi, Duke, Ladies’s Tennis, Evolutionary Anthropology
Trey Cunningham, Florida State, Males’s Observe and Discipline, Communications – Public Relations
Joshua Kaindoh, Florida State, Soccer, Sociology
Danielle Morgan, Florida State, Softball, Sport Administration
Hugh Chapman, Georgia Tech, Baseball, Enterprise Administration
Kierra Fletcher, Georgia Tech, Ladies’s Basketball, Historical past, Expertise, and Society
Makenli Forrest, Louisville, Ladies’s Observe and Discipline, Well being and Human Efficiency
Mercedes Pastor, Louisville, Discipline Hockey, Industrial Engineering
Piper Roe, Louisville, Volleyball, Enterprise
Renate Grimstad, Miami, Ladies’s Golf, Sports activities Administration
Sydney Knapp, Miami, Ladies’s Swimming and Diving, Double Main in Communication Research & Worldwide Research
Chris Grey, North Carolina, Males’s Lacrosse, Administration and Society
Rachel Jones, North Carolina, Ladies’s Soccer, Public Coverage
Ally Mastroianni, North Carolina, Ladies’s Lacrosse, Media & Journalism: Promoting & Public Relations; Communication Research
Kathleen Moore, NC State, Ladies’s Swimming and Diving, Industrial Engineering
Makayla Sargent, NC State, Ladies’s Swimming and Diving, Psychology
Stefani Deschner, Notre Dame, Ladies’s Fencing, Pre-professional Research
Yared Nuguse, Notre Dame, Males’s Observe and Discipline, Biochemistry
Kelly Straub, Notre Dame, Ladies’s Swimming and Diving, Pre-professional research
Kayla Lund, Pittsburgh, Volleyball, Psychology and Communication
Chinaza Ndee, Pittsburgh, Volleyball, Pure Science and Psychology
Josie Kiesel, Syracuse, Rowing, Sport Administration
Stephen Rehfuss, Syracuse, Males’s Lacrosse, Communication and Rhetorical Research
Kristen Siermachesky, Syracuse, Ladies’s Ice Hockey, Sport Administration
Paige Madden, Virginia, Ladies’s Swimming and Diving, Kinesiology
Rachel Robinson, Virginia, Discipline Hockey, Kinesiology
Nika Kozar, Virginia Tech, Ladies’s Tennis, Criminology/ Sociology (Double Main)
Darby Trull, Virginia Tech, Softball, Client Research
Regan Westwood, Virginia Tech, Ladies’s Swimming and Diving, Sensible and Sustainable Cities/ Environmental Coverage and Planning
Hannah Betfort, Wake Forest, Ladies’s Soccer, Well being and Train Science
Bar Tzuf Botzer, Wake Forest, Males’s Tennis, Finance
Zachary Tom, Wake Forest, Soccer, Enterprise Enterprise Administration
Jim & Pat Thacker Scholarship Recipients
Title, Establishment, Sport, Main
Catriona MacGregor, Georgia Tech, Ladies’s Swimming and Diving, Mechanical Engineering
Debbie Ajagbe, Miami, Ladies’s Observe and Discipline, Engineering
Leon Krapf, NC State, Males’s Soccer, Enterprise Administration
Honorary Postgraduate Scholarship Nominees
Title, Establishment, Sport, Main
William Nottingham, Clemson, Males’s Golf, Administration
Michael Rothenberg, Duke, Baseball, Political Science
Luke Waddell, Georgia Tech, Baseball, Enterprise Administration
Nikolina Jovic, Louisville, Ladies’s Tennis, Enterprise Advertising
Elizaveta Lukianova, Miami, Volleyball, Administration and Advertising
Maddie Howe, Notre Dame, Ladies’s Lacrosse, Finance
Kirk Christodoulou, Pittsburgh, Soccer, Finance
Wabissa Bede, Virginia Tech, Males’s Basketball, Management Research
Emilia Migliaccio, Wake Forest, Ladies’s Golf, Communication
Concerning the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award
The Weaver-James-Corrigan Award is called in honor of the late Jim Weaver, Bob James, and Gene Corrigan, the primary three ACC commissioners. The league’s first commissioner, James H. Weaver, served the convention from 1954-70 after a stint because the Director of Athletics at Wake Forest. His early management and uncompromising integrity are largely chargeable for the wonderful status loved by the ACC at present.
Robert C. James, a former Maryland soccer participant, was named commissioner in 1971 and served in that capability for 16 years. Throughout his tenure, the league continued to develop in stature and have become acknowledged as a nationwide chief in athletics and teachers, profitable 23 nationwide championships and sustaining requirements of excellence within the classroom.
Eugene F. Corrigan assumed his function because the third full-time commissioner on September 1, 1987 and served till August of 1997. Throughout Corrigan’s tenure, ACC colleges captured 30 NCAA championships and two nationwide soccer titles.
Previous to 1994, the Weaver-James postgraduate scholarships had been awarded as separate honors, together with the Jim Weaver Award, the Marie James Award and the Bob James Award.
Concerning the Thacker Award
The Thacker Award, which originated in 2005, is awarded in honor of the late Jim and Pat Thacker of Charlotte, North Carolina. Jim Thacker was the first play-by-play announcer for the ACC’s first tv community. Recipients of the award should reveal excellent efficiency each in athletic competitors and within the classroom and intend to additional their schooling by means of postgraduate research at an ACC establishment.