Kelsi Worrell named ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, full All-Academic women’s team announced

Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell added another feather in her cap after her stellar junior season, earning ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is given to the top junior or senior in the conference who has held a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Worrell is coming off of an explosive breakout season in which she won two NCAA titles (100 and 200 fly) and shattered the NCAA, American and U.S. Open records in the 100 fly, records set over a decade ago by Olympic icon Natalie Coughlin.

Worrell becomes the first Louisville Cardinal swimmer to win the award, given that this was the Cardinals’ first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The ACC also released the All-ACC Academic Team roster, which honors selected athletes who hold a GPA of 3.0 or better and also earned a 3.0 or better in the fall semester.

Virginia leads all programs with 8 All-Academic honorees, including NCAA champ Leah Smith and ACC champ Courtney Bartholomew, who was likely one of the top challengers to Worrell for the overall Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

Here is the full All-Academic Team, courtesy of the ACC’s website:

Name, School, Year, Major
Sarah Braun, Clemson, So., Elementary Education
Allison Brophy, Clemson, Fr., General Engineering
Leah Goldman, Duke, Fr., Undeclared
Jaimee Gundry, Duke, Jr., Biology
Kendall McClenney, Duke, Jr., Public Policy Studies
Kiera Molloy, Duke, Jr., Psychology
Caroline Gerhardt, Florida State, Fr., Exercise Science
Natalie Pierce, Florida State, Fr., Exploratory
Katrina Young, Florida State, Sr., Music
Kaitlyn Dressel, Florida State, Sr., Studio Art
Lydia Ware, Florida State, Jr., Exercise Science
Kate Brandus, Georgia Tech, Sr., Public Policy
Caroline Price, Georgia Tech, Fr., Industrial Engineering
Shannon Lumbra @, Georgia Tech, Jr., Business Administration
Abigail Chin, Louisville, Sr., Liberal Studies
Andrea Cotrell, Louisville , So., Sport Administration
Andrea Kneppers, Louisville, Jr., Marketing
Emily Stalmack, Louisville, Sr., Early Education
Kelsi Worrell, Louisville, Jr., Exercise Science
Cheyenne Cousineau, Miami, Sr., Psychology
Thea Vock #, Miami, Gr., Physiology Strength & Conditioning
Kristin Connors, NC State, Sr., Environmental Engineering
Lotta Nevalainen @, NC State, So., Communication
Natalie Labonge @, NC State, So., Communication
Alexia Zevnik @, NC State, So., Biological Sciences and Business Administration
Krista Duffield, NC State, Fr., Engineering
Katelyn Linker, NC State, Sr., Biological Sciences
Katie McKay, North Carolina, So., Psychology
Emma Nunn #, North Carolina, Jr., Romance Languages and Global Studies
Abigail Fisher, North Carolina, Jr., Psychology
Emma Gaboury, Notre Dame, Jr., Science Preprofessional
Sherri McIntee, Notre Dame, Fr., Undeclared
Reaney, Emma @, Notre Dame, Sr., Design
Katriona Blezy, Pitt, So., Mechanical Engineering
Kinga Cichowska, Pitt, So., Business Finance
Alexandra Iwanicki, Pitt, Jr., Arts & Sciences Business Dual Major
Jessica Nederlanden, Pitt, Sr., Rhetoric & Communication
Charlene Yuan, Pitt, So., Biological Sciences
Lauren Mills, Pitt, Sr., Economics
Courtney Bartholomew @, Virginia, Jr., Media Studies & Foreign Affairs
Shaun Casey %, Virginia, Sr., Spanish
Emily Dicus #, Virginia, Sr., Kinesiology
Kaitlyn Jones @, Virginia, So., Engineering
Laura Simon @, Virginia, So., Undeclared
Leah Smith, Virginia, So., Undeclared
Cece Williams, Virginia, Fr., Undeclared
Ellen Williamson #, Virginia, Sr., Engineering
Kaylea Arnett, Virginia Tech, Sr., Philosophy
Caroline Buscaglia, Virginia Tech, So., Political Science

@ denotes two-time honoree
# denotes three-time honoree
% denotes four-time honoree

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Sally Smith

REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW SWIMMERS WITH
OVER A 3.5 ARE NOT ON THIS TEAM. ACC SOULD BE EMBRARRASED

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