Notre Dame Athletics | February 1, 2019
GREENSBORO, N.C -- After helping his team to a conference title, a second-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional and their first top-10 ranking in over a decade, all while maintaining high marks in the classroom, senior Anthony Williams has been named male cross country Scholar Athlete of the Year as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference Thursday afternoon (January 31). The recipient must be of junior or senior standing and maintain a 3.0 grade point average over their collegiate career as well as in the past two semesters.
Earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.539 with a major in biological sciences, the Bloomington, Indiana native has excelled both on and off the course during his four years with the Irish. This fall, Williams finished sixth at the ACC Championships in Boston, Massachusetts, propelling his team to their first conference title since joining the league in 2013. He followed up that performance with All-Region honors at the Great Lakes Regional meet when he ran to a 23rd-place finish which helped his team secure the automatic bid to the NCAA National Championship. He capped off the season with a top-100 finish when he crossed the 10K line in 30:35.8 as the snow fell in Madison, Wisconsin.
Williams, who has been named to the All-ACC Academic Team twice in his four year career, was previously named All-ACC for the fall of 2018.
Nine others were named Academic All-ACC for the fall semester including, Rachel DaDamio, Jacqueline Gaughan, Jessica Harris and Anna Rohrer on the women's side and Andrew Alexander, Daniel Kilrea, Yared Nuguse, Kevin Salvano and Bradley Wattleworth rounded out the six Irish men to be honored.
To be considered Academic All-ACC, one must post a minimum 3.0 grade point average for the past semester as well as a cumulative mark of 3.0 throughout their collegiate careers.
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