Megan Golden | February 11, 2017
The Atlantic Coast Conference released its Cross Country All-ACC Academic Team, featuring seven Fighting Irish cross country student-athletes, on Thursday. The University of Notre Dame received the third-most selections in the conference.
The Irish were led by its women’s squad, which had five runners named to the team. Graduate student Danielle Aragon, senior Lexi Pelletier and sophomores Rachel DaDamio, Annie Heffernan and Anna Rohrer each were chosen to the team.
On the men’s side, senior Christopher Marco and sophomore Anthony Williams also were tabbed All-ACC Academic Team members.
The academic honor is the second of DaDamio’s career and the first for all other Irish runners.
Notre Dame’s seven selections trail only North Carolina State (10) selections and Virginia Tech (eight).
“We are all very proud of the men and women who earn Academic All-ACC,” Irish associate head coach Matt Sparks said. “To be a scholar-athlete at the University of Notre Dame takes a tremendous amount of dedication. With most of these athletes being underclassmen, we are excited to see them collect more awards in the years to come.”
Rohrer finished won the 2016 ACC Cross Country Championship and finished third in the 2016 NCAA Cross Country Championship. Most recently, she was tabbed ACC Female Performer of the Year and a 2016 Honda Sport Award Nominee.