Emma Reaney, American Record Holder, Named ACC Women’s S&D Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Notre Dame junior Emma Reaney has been named the 2013-2014 ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the conference announced on Wednesday.

The award has been given out annually since 2007 to a junior or a senior with at least a 3.0 GPA (for both their careers and the last two semesters) who has also excelled athletically.

The men’s award went to Duke diver Nick McCrory.

During the 2013-2014 season, her first in the ACC, Reaney broke the NCAA, U.S. Open, and American Records in the 200 breaststroke twice: once while winning the ACC title and then again while winning the NCAA title. She won three events in total at ACC’s and earned three All-American honors to boot.

Reaney is majoring in visual communications design.

She led Notre Dame to 6 total athletes on the All-ACC Academic Team for this season, which tied them with Florida State for the 2nd-most. The Virginia women, who were the conference champions as a team, led the way, though, with 12 on the team – almost 1/4 of the 49 swimmers in total included on the list.

There were three swimmers who will graduate having spent all four years of their college career on this list, meaning that they’ve always had above a 3.0 GPA in their college careers.

  • Julia Henkel, Manangement, Florida State
  • Katie Rechsteiner, Chemistry, North Carolina
  • Emily Lloyd, Women Gender & Sexuality, Virginia

A special congratulations goes out to SwimSwam contributor Christine Wixted, who earned her 3rd trip to the All-ACC list this season.

The full list of selections is below.

Name Year Major School
Emily Howard Sr. Psychology Clemson
Christine Wixted # Sr. Sociology Duke
Maddie Rusch Fr. Undeclared Duke
Kathryn Eckhart So. Public Policy Studies Duke
Jessica Sutherland Fr. Undeclared Duke
Ariel Rittenhouse # Sr. Media/Communication Studies Florida State
Julia Henkel % Sr. Management Florida State
Madison Jacobi @ So. Psychology Florida State
Bianca Spinazzola @ So. Interior Design Florida State
Chelsea Britt Fr. Exploratory Florida State
Tiffany Oliver # Sr. Environmental Studies Florida State
Shannon Lumbra @ So. Business Administration Georgia Tech
Kara McCormack # Jr. Mathematics Miami
Thea Vock @ Sr. Exercise Physiology Miami
Lindsay Lester # Sr. Psychology & Spanish Miami
Zina Grogg Sr. Sport Management NC State
Natalie Labonge Fr. Communications NC State
Alexia Zevnik Fr. Biological Studies NC State
Lotta Nevalainen Fr. Management NC State
Hannah Freyman # Jr. Nutrition Science NC State
Meredith Hoover @ Sr. Romance Languages North Carolina
Danielle Siverling @ Jr. Education North Carolina
Katie Rechsteiner % Sr. Chemistry North Carolina
Emma Nunn @ So. Romance Languages North Carolina
Annie Harrison @ So. Undecided North Carolina
Emma Reaney Jr. Design Notre Dame
Katie Miller Fr. Mechanical Engineering Notre Dame
Bridget Casey Jr. Marketing Notre Dame
Kelly Ryan Sr. Spanish Notre Dame
Christen McDonough Sr. Anthropology Notre Dame
Catherine Mulquin Fr. Undeclared Notre Dame
Veronica Lee Sr. Chemistry Pitt
Ellen Williamson @ Jr. Systems Engineering Virginia
Kaitlyn Jones Fr. Undeclared Virginia
Courtney Bartholomew So. Foreign Affairs Virginia
Laura Simon Fr. Undeclared Virginia
Emily Lloyd % Sr. Women Gender & Sexuality Virginia
Ellen Thomas Fr. Undeclared Virginia
Shannon Rauth Fr. Undeclared Virginia
Carolina Kenney Sr. Economics Virginia
Alison Haulsee # Jr. Spanish Virginia
Shaun Casey # Jr. Spanish Virginia
Haley Durmer @ So. Undeclared Virginia
Kelly Offutt # Jr. Speech Pathology & Audiology Virginia
Kelli Stockton @ Jr. Management Virginia Tech
Weronika Paluszek So. Communications Virginia Tech
Ashley Buchter Fr. Marketing Virginia Tech
Holly Harper So. English Virginia Tech
Maggie Gruber Fr. Business Virginia Tech

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Billie Reaney

Emma makes it really easy to be a proud gramma!

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