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