Elliot Named ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient
Elliot had 35 receptions for 455 yards in his career.
Clemson, SC - The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the
Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship winners for 2004 on
Wednesday. Clemson student-athetes Tony Elliott, Rick Hill,
Allison Mitchell and Kanetra Queen will receive the scholarship
award for their performances in the classroom and in their respective
sports, as well as for their involvement in the community.
This is the first time Clemson has had four athletes honored
with the prestigious award in the same year. Queen is the first
women's basketball player to receive this scholarship, while Hill is
the first Clemson track athlete to be honored since 1995.
Elliott, a wide receiver of the football team, was a
first-team Academic All-ACC selection and was named to the first-team
Academic All-District in 2003. He was also named to the ACC Academic
Honor Roll each of the last two years. The former walk-on started
four games this past season, including the last three, and played in
all four bowl games of his career. He earned his undergraduate degree
in industrial engineering in May of 2003 with a 3.55 GPA and earned a
3.75 GPA in his first semester in graduate school as a language and
international trade student. He was named one of the three captains
of Clemson's 2003 football team at the end of the season. He was the
top votegetter in the selection process.
As a guard on the women's basketball team, Queen was named to
the Academic All-ACC teams for the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons and
has served as Clemson's representative on the ACC's student-athlete
advisory committee. The Fayetville, NC native set two career highs in
2002-03 and tied two others. The communications studies student will
earn her degree in May.
Mitchell was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America
Academic All-American in 2002, a member of the All-ACC Tournament
team in 2002 and a second-team All-ACC selection on the field in
2003. She started all 20 games in 2003 and has started 83 of 86 games
over her career. The midfielder from Signal Mountain, TN finished her
Clemson career with five goals and 11 assists. She scored three
game-winning goals during her time as a Tiger. She will graduate this
May with a degree in aquaculture fisheries.
Hill was a Verizon Academic All-American in 2003. He finished
14th in the decathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Track Championships in
2003, setting a career-best in the pole vault, a life-time best in
the 1500m run and a personal record in the 400m dash. His 7,327
points tallied at the 2003 Orange & Purple Classic won him the
decathlon title and moved him into fourth on Clemson's all-time list
in the event. The marketing major was the 2003 Outdoor ACC decathlon
champion. He also earned All-ACC honors and qualified for the NCAA
Outdoor Championships in 2002. Hill was also named a USATF Academic
All-American in 2003.
Each recipient will receive $5,000 to use towards their
graduate education. A total of 27 student-athletes from ACC member
institutions received this award.