Goodwin Named ACC Academic Of The Year

Goodwin Named ACC Academic Of The Year

GREENSBORO – North Carolina senior goalkeeper Scott Goodwin has been named the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year and heads up the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team, as announced Friday by Commissioner John Swofford.


The 2012 Capital One Academic All-America of the Year in Division I men’s soccer, Goodwin is a two-time Academic All-America selection, earning first-team honors in 2012 and second team honors in 2011.


Goodwin posted one of the top goalkeeping seasons in NCAA history in 2012 as the senior registered 17 shutouts and finished with an ACC-record 0.29 goals against average, while helping the Tar Heels to a share of the league’s regular season title. He is also a two-time All-ACC honoree, earning first team honors in 2011 and second team honors in 2012. This is his third All-ACC Academic Team nod for the biology major with a 3.957 cumulative grade point average.


All nine league schools that compete in men’s soccer are represented on this year’s team, led by Clemson, Duke, North Carolina and Virginia each with four selections.

The All-ACC Academic Team, which includes six student-athletes that were named first-or second-team All-ACC and six that earned All-ACC Freshman Team honors. Three were named to a  NSCAA Scholar Athlete All-Region team.

The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards 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 All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

Name                                    Class      School                                   Major

Christopher Ager             Jr.           Boston College                  International Studies/Political Science

Ryan Dunn                          Jr.           Boston College                  Management

Bo Goodwin                       Sr.           Clemson                              Health Science

Cody Mizell                         Jr.           Clemson                              Communications

Austin Savage                    Sr.           Clemson                              Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management

Alex Stockinger                 Jr.           Clemson                              Economics

James Belshaw                 Sr.           Duke                                     History 

Sean Davis                          So.          Duke                                     Undeclared

Nat Eggleston                    So.          Duke                                     Undeclared

Zach Mathers                    Fr.           Duke                                     Undeclared

Taylor Kemp                       Sr.           Maryland                             Management

Helge Leikvang                  Jr.           Maryland                             International Business

Patrick Mullins                   Sr.           Maryland                             American Studies & Communication

Jacob Pace                          Sr.           Maryland                             Kinesiology                        

Jonathan Campbell         Fr.           North Carolina                   Business Administration

Scott Goodwin                  Jr.           North Carolina                   Biology

Rob Lovejoy                       Jr.           North Carolina                   Business Administration

Martin Murphy                 Sr.           North Carolina                   Sociology

Matt Ingram                       So.          NC State                              Business Administration

Fabian Otte                        Jr.           NC State                              Sport Management

Eric Bird                                So.          Virginia                                 Undeclared

Matt Brown                        So.          Virginia                                 Undeclared

Scott Thomsen                  Fr.           Virginia                                 Undeclared

Todd Wharton                   Fr.           Virginia                                 Undeclared

Daniel Lauretano              Fr.           Virginia Tech                      University Studies

Drew Ranahan                  Jr.           Virginia Tech                      Economics

Kyle Renfro                        Jr.           Virginia Tech                      History

Michael Gamble               Fr.           Wake Forest                      Undeclared

Collin Martin                      Fr.           Wake Forest                      Undeclared

Jalen Robinson                  Fr.           Wake Forest                      Undeclared