2001 All-ACC Academic Football Team Announced

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Eleven players who earned first or second team All-Conference honors this past season also secured spots on the 2001 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic football team as announced by Commissioner John Swofford. To be eligible, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the fall semester or have maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

Heading up the 28-member All-Academic team were four All-ACC players from conference champion Maryland - quarterback Shaun Hill, guard Todd Wike, center Melvin Fowler and punter Brooks Barnard. Other first or second team All-ACC selections named were Clemson's Kyle Young, Will Merritt and Chad Carson, Georgia Tech's Kelley Rhino and Jeremy Muyres, Duke's Mike Hart and Florida State's Chris Hope.

Hart, Young, Merritt, Carson, Muyres and Hope are also among eight players selected to last year's All-Academic team. Other repeaters from the 2000 team are Duke's Ben Erdeljac, Georgia Tech's Dan Dyke and Virginia's Ljubomir Stamenich and Evan Routzahn. Florida State's Chris Hope was a four-time All-ACC Academic Football Team selection while Clemson's Chad Carson and Kyle Young, Duke's Ben Erdeljac and Georgia Tech's Dan Dyke were each named to the honors team for a third straight year.

Three players on the 2001 All-Academic team earned All-America honors this past season - Maryland's Brooks Barnard and Melvin Fowler and Clemson's Kyle Young. Young, the recipient of the league's 2001 Jim Tatum Academic Award, and Florida State's Chris Hope were named to the 2001 National Football Foundation/College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete team.

Clemson had five selections to the 2001 All-ACC Academic Football
Team, which equaled the most selections in history and the most since
1985. The Tigers also had five Academic All-Conference selections in
1965. Joining Kyle Young, Will Merritt and Chad Carson on the 2001
team are Derrick Hamilton and Khaleed Vaughn.

The 2001 All-ACC Academic Football Team is as follows:

	Pos.	Player                     	Cl.	GPA	Major
	WR	Ben Erdeljac, Duke      	Sr.	3.09*	Mathematics
	WR	Derrick Hamilton, Clemson	Fr.	3.00	Human Resource Development
	TE	Mike Hart, Duke            	Sr.	3.30	Sociology
	OL	Kyle Young, Clemson     	Gr.	4.00*	Education (Admin. & Supervision)
	OL	Melvin Fowler, Maryland 	Sr.	3.00	Communications
	OL	Will Merritt, Clemson     	Gr.	4.00	Human Resource Development
	OL	Todd Wike, Maryland     	Jr.	3.53	Philosophy
	OL	Evan Routzahn, Virginia 	Gr.	3.65	Education
	OL	Vince Azzolina, Wake Forest	Sr.	4.00    Communications
	OB	George Godsey, Georgia Tech	Sr.	3.33    Industrial Engineering
	OB	Shaun Hill, Maryland      	Sr.	3.50	Kinesiological Science
	OB	Ronald Curry, North Carolina	Sr.	3.00	African American Studies
	OB	Chris Douglas, Duke       	So.	3.00	Computer Science
	OB	Andre Williams, North Carolina	So.	3.18    Undeclared
	Pos.	Player, School           	Cl.	GPA	Major
	DL	Ljubomir Stamenich, Virginia	Gr.	3.35    Education
	DL	Shawn Johnson, Duke      	Jr.	3.57	Biological Anthropology & Anatomy	
	DL	Khaleed Vaughn, Clemson  	So.	3.20	Marketing
	LB	Jim Scharrer, Duke         	Fr.	3.00	Undeclared
	LB	Marcello Church, Florida State	Fr.	4.00	Liberal Arts
	LB	Chad Carson, Clemson      	Sr.	3.89*	Biological Sciences
	DB	J.J. Washington, NC State	So.	3.03*   Communications
	DB	Jeremy Muyres, Georgia Tech	Jr.	3.69    Management
	DB	Chris Hope, Florida State	Sr.	3.75    Communications
	DB	Rod Littles, Maryland    	Sr.	3.00	Family Studies
	DB	Rashad Roberson, Virginia	Sr.	3.07	Physical Education & Sports Medicine
	PK	Adam Kiker, NC State    	So.	3.94*	Aerospace Engineering
	SP	Brooks Barnard, Maryland	Jr.	3.00    Kinesiological Science
	SP	Dan Dyke, Georgia Tech     	Jr.	3.86	Electrical Engineering
	SP	Kelley Rhino, Georgia Tech	Jr.	3.01    Management

*denotes career GPA

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