ACC announces all-academic team

The ACC announced its 56-person 2015 all-league academic team Wednesday, with players from all 14 conference teams featured.

NC State’s Joe Thuney, Virginia’s Micah Kiser, Duke’s DeVon Edwards, Clemson’s Ben Boulware, Clemson’s Eric Mac Lain, North Carolina’s Elijah Hood and Pitt’s Adam Bisnowaty were among the notable names headlining the all-academic team. All seven of those players had earned first-team All-ACC honors of some sort for their play on the field during the regular season.

Duke’s trio of Ross Martin, Will Monday and Shaquille Powell earned all-academic selections for the fourth time in their careers.

The Blue Devils led the way with 13 all-academic selections, while Virginia was second with six selections and Pitt was third with five.

To be eligible for consideration, players must have had GPAs of 3.00 or higher for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative GPA during their undergraduate academic careers. Graduate students needed to to maintain at least a 3.5 GPA for both the previous semester and for their graduate school careers. The all-academic team was chosen from a pool of 140 players who were nominated by their schools.

For the full all-academic team, click here.