Five Virginia wrestlers named All-ACC Academic Team selections

Courtesy UVA Media Relations


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Five members of the Virginia wrestling team have been named to the All-ACC Academic Wrestling Team. The five selections is the second most in the league.

Graduate students Jay Aiello (Chantilly, Va.), Michael Battista (Ashburn, Va.) and Brian Courtney (Athens, Pa.), and seniors Patrick McCormick (Poquoson, Va.) and Justin McCoy (New Paris, Pa.) all received the distinction for excellence on the mat and in the classroom.

McCoy is a three-time selection to the team, while Aiello, Courtney and McCormick are two-time selections to the team. All five wrestlers advanced to the NCAA Championships, while McCoy earned All-ACC honors and was a finalist at the ACC Championships in his weight classes. Aiello finished third at the ACC Championships.

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

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.



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