Duke’s Gina Kim Headlines 2021 All-ACC Academic Team – The ACC

GREENSBORO, N.C. (TheACC.com) – Duke junior Gina Kim, the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, heads up the 2021 All-ACC Academic Team announced Thursday.


A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kim proved all season that she was one of the top golfers in the ACC and nationally. In April she earned ACC individual medalist honors in stroke play competition and helped lead Duke to the ACC Championship with match play victories over Virginia in the semifinals and Florida State in the finals.  Kim finished fifth at the NCAA Championship as Duke advanced to the semifinals. She posted the second-lowest stroke average in the conference this season, was ranked No. 10 by Golfstat and earned WGCA First-Team All-America honors.


A total of 11 student-athletes who earned All-ACC honors this season also secured spots on the academic honors team: Duke’s Kim, Jaravee Boonchant, Phoebe Brinker and Erica Shepherd; Louisville’s Lauren Hartlage; Virginia’s Beth Lillie, Virginia Tech’s Becca DiNunzio and Emily Mahar; and Wake Forest’s Rachel Kuehn, Siyun Liu and Lauren Walsh.

Duke, Virginia and Virginia Tech led the way with five honorees each.


Louisville’s Lauren Hartlage and Miami’s Renate Grimstad were honored for the fourth time.


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


To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

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.


2021 ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Gina Kim, Duke, Jr., Psychology

2021 All-ACC Academic Women’s Golf Team

Angel Lin, Boston College, Fr., Finance

Savannah Grewal, Clemson, So., Health Science

Annabelle Pancake, Clemson, Fr., Health Science

Gina Kim**, Duke, Jr., Psychology

Jaravee Boonchant***, Duke, Sr., Statistical Science

Erica Shepherd, Duke, So., Psychology

Phoebe Brinker, Duke, Fr., Undeclared

Anne Chen, Duke, Fr., Undeclared

Taylor Roberts, Florida State, Fr., NFA- Sport Management

Alice Hodge, Florida State, Fr., NFA- Finance

Amelia Williamson, Florida State, Jr., Sport Management

Lauren Hartlage****, Louisville, Sr., Finance Major, Graduate Accounting Certificate

Hana Ryskova, Louisville, So., Marketing

Renate Grimstad****, Miami, Sr., Sport Administration Masters

Kristyna Frydlova***, Miami, Jr., Biochemistry and Nutrition

Nicole Adam, North Carolina, Fr., Biology

Monika Vicario**, NC State, Sr., Applied Nutrition

Lauren Beaudreau, Notre Dame, So., Marketing

Abby Heck***, Notre Dame, Sr., Mathematics

Beth Lillie***, Virginia, Sr., Government

Riley Smyth, Virginia, Jr., Economics

Jennifer Cleary, Virginia, Fr., Undeclared

Virginia Bossi, Virginia, So., Foreign Affairs

Celeste Valinho, Virginia, So., Undeclared

Becca DiNunzio, Virginia Tech, So., Clinical Neuroscience, with Psychology minor

Emily Mahar**, Virginia Tech, Sr., Human Development, with Integrated Health and Wellness minor

Keerattriya Foocharoen, Virginia Tech, Jr., Consumer Studies

Alyssa Montgomery, Virginia Tech, So., Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise with a concentration in Science of Food, Nutrition and Exercise

Jessica Spicer**, Virginia Tech, Sr., Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience; Psychology (Dual Degrees)

Lauren Walsh, Wake Forest, So., Mathematical Business

Rachel Kuehn, Wake Forest, So., Business & Enterprise Management

Siyun Liu***, Wake Forest, Gr., Business Analytics

Emilia Migliaccio***, Wake Forest, Sr., Communication

*denotes number of All-Academic Team honors


ACC Women’s Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year:

2021      Gina Kim, Duke

2020      Not awarded due to COVID-19

2019      Virginia Elena Carta, Duke

2018      Leona Magurie, Duke

2017      Leona Maguire, Duke

2016      Daniella Darquea, Miami

2015      Celine Boutier, Duke

2014      Brittany Marchand, NC State

2013      Lindy Duncan, Duke

2012      Lindy Duncan, Duke

2011      Natalie Sheary, Wake Forest

2010      Alison Whitaker, Duke

2009      Amanda Blumenherst, Duke

2008      Amanda Blumenherst, Duke