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    FIGHTING IRISH Niall Platt and Patrick Grahek represented Notre Dame on the 2014 all-ACC Men's Golf Academic Team that was announced on Monday by the conference
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    Niall Platt and Patrick Grahek represented Notre Dame on the 2014 all-ACC Men's Golf Academic Team that was announced on Monday by the conference
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    June 30, 2014

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame men’s golf junior Patrick Grahek and recently graduated senior Niall Platt were selected as the first student-athletes in program history to the all-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Men’s Golf Academic Team, as announced by the ACC on Monday. Grahek and Platt each received all-ACC academic recognition following Notre Dame’s first season competing in the conference in 2013-14.

    To be eligible for consideration for the all-ACC Men’s Golf Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester, while maintaining a cumulative 3.00 average during his academic career. The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, which was also presented on Monday to Georgia Tech junior Ollie Schniederjans, was established in the fall of 2007 and is annually awarded to the top junior or senior student-athlete in a respective sport who has maintained a cumulative 3.00 or higher grade point average throughout their career.

    As a team, Notre Dame tied Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia in all-ACC academic team representatives with two players recognized. Georgia Tech led all conference members with five players tabbed to the academic team, while Clemson, Duke and Virginia Tech each had three honorees.

    Grahek was a breakout performer for Notre Dame last season, appearing in a career-high nine tournaments, including six starts. His 74.00 stroke average was the third-best total on the Irish roster, as were his three top 25 finishes. The Alpharetta, Ga. native tied for seventh place during the Talis Park Challenge in Naples, Fla. (74-72-74-220) to post a career-best tournament result, later equaling the feat one month later at Notre Dame’s own Oak Hill Intercollegiate (73-74-74-221). Grahek made his biggest mark during the inaugural Irish run at the ACC Championship in April, carding a final round five-under-par 67 to lead all Notre Dame players with a share of ninth place (75-71-67-213, -3).


     

     

    Platt claimed individual medalist honors for the second time in his collegiate career, spinning a four-under-par 66 during the second round on his way to a three-shot victory (71-66-72-209, -1) at April’s Oak Hill Intercollegiate. The Oak Hill triumph was one of many highlights for Platt during his senior campaign, which saw the Santa Barbara, Calif. native become the program’s all-time leading scorer with a final 73.17 stroke average over 122 career rounds. Platt was named to the all-ACC team, the first Irish golfer to earn all-conference accolades from the new league, and was tabbed to the Division I PING all-Midwest Region team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) after leading Notre Dame with a 72.25 stroke average, four top five and five top 10 finishes in 2013-14.

    Platt closed his career as just the second Notre Dame men’s golfer to ever qualify individually for the NCAA Championship when he tied for 34th place (80-77-73-230) at the NCAA Sugar Grove Regional at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. in May. Platt joined Josh Sandman as Irish NCAA individual entrants, with Sandman tying for 65th place at the 2008 NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ohio.

     

    2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    Ollie Schniederjans, Jr., Georgia Tech Management


    2014 All-ACC Men’s Golf Academic Team

    John Jackopsic

    Jr.

    Communication & Philosophy

    Boston College

    Austin Langdale

    Fr.

    Pre-Business

    Clemson

    Carson Young

    Fr.

    Pre-Business

    Clemson

    Stephen Behr

    Jr.

    Fin. Management

    Clemson

    Alex Matlari

    Fr.

    Undecided

    Duke

    Motin Yeung

    So.

    Public Policy

    Duke

    Turner Southey-Gordon

    Jr.

    Cultural Anthropology

    Duke

    Anders Albertson

    Jr.

    Management

    Georgia Tech

    Bo Andrews

    Sr.

    Management

    Georgia Tech

    Ollie Schniederjans

    Jr.

    Management

    Georgia Tech

    Richard Werenski

    Sr.

    Management

    Georgia Tech

    Seth Reeves

    Sr.

    Management

    Georgia Tech

    Andrew Stein

    Sr.

    Finance & Accounting

    Maryland

    Victor Fox

    Fr.

    Letters and Sciences

    Maryland

    Andrew Sajevic

    Sr.

    Economics

    North Carolina

    Bailey Patrick

    Sr.

    Economics

    North Carolina

    Patrick Grahek

    Jr.

    Finance

    Notre Dame

    Niall Platt

    Sr.

    Applied & Comp. Math and Statistics

    Notre Dame

    Carter Page

    So.

    Business Administration

    NC State

    Ben Rusch

    Sr.

    Foreign Affairs

    Virginia

    Derek Bard

    Fr.

    Undeclared

    Virginia

    Christian Chalkley

    Sr.

    Finance

    Virginia Tech

    Joey Lane

    Fr.

    Business

    Virginia Tech

    Maclain Huge

    So.

    Communication

    Virginia Tech

    Davis Womble

    So.

    Finance

    Wake Forest

          

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