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April 17, 2017

ACC Release

GREENSBORO, N.C. –
Junior Dom Forys and redshirt junior Nick Zanetta were named to the 2017 All-ACC Academic wrestling team as announced by conference Commissioner John Swofford Monday morning.
 
Both natives of the Pittsburgh area, Zanetta receives the honor for the second year in a row while this is Forys’ first. The pair of Panthers are among a list of 20 wrestlers from the Atlantic Coast Conference.
 
Forys is a supply chain management major with a 3.1 semester GPA and a 3.06 cumulative GPA. Forys recently concluded another standout year for the Panthers, capturing the 133-pound ACC title while earning his third-straight trip to the NCAA Championships. He finished the year 21-3 overall with an 11-1 mark in duals.
 
Zanetta, a business information systems and supply chain management major, boasts a 3.67 semester GPA, while maintaining a 3.4 cumulative GPA. Zanetta wrapped up the 2016-17 season with a 19-13 overall record and excelled in tournaments this year, going 14-8. His year was highlighted by placing eighth at the Midlands Championships.
 
To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a minimum 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a minimum 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
 
Duke and Virginia led all schools with five student-athletes each on the 2017 All-ACC Wrestling Academic Team. Virginia Tech and NC State each had four honorees, while Pitt had two selections.
 

Name

School

Year

Wt.

Major

Hometown

Thayer Atkins

Duke

Jr.

125

Sociology

Dallas, Texas

**Andrew Atkinson

Virginia

Jr.-R

157

Kinesiology

Lynchburg, Va.

Cole Baumgartner

Duke

Jr.-R

133

Masters of Engineering Mgt.

Jefferson City, Mo.

Ray Bethea

Virginia

Sr.-R

165/74

Higher Education

Trenton, N.J.

Thomas Bullard

NC State

Fr.

157

Exploratory Studies

Lawrenceville, Ga.

**Solomon Chishko

VT

So.

141

Packaging Systems Design

Jeannette, Pa.

George DiCamillo

Virginia

Sr.-R

141

Education

Highland Heights, Ohio

Zach Epperly

VT

Jr.-R

174

Real Estate

Christiansburg, Va.

Zack Finesilver

Duke

So.-R

141

History

Greenwood Village, Co.

Dom Forys

Pitt

Jr.

133

Supply Chain Mgt.

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Brian Hamann

NC State

Jr.-R

165

Finance

Jackson, N.J.

***Jared Haught

VT

Jr.-R

197

Mechanical Engineering

Parkersburg, W.Va.

Jacob Kasper

Duke

Jr.-R

285

Sociology

Lexington, Ohio

Mike Kosoy

NC State

Sr.-R

285

Masters of Physiology

Boca Raton, Fla.

Will Mason

Virginia

Sr.-R

133

Kinesiology

Virginia Beach, Va.

Jack Mueller

Virginia

Fr.

125

Arts & Sciences Undeclared

Dallas, Texas

Chad Pyke

NC State

Jr.-R

157-65

Finance

McDonough, Ga.

Alec Schenk

Duke

Jr.

184

Sociology

Perry, Ohio

**Nick Zanetta

Pitt

Jr.-R

141

Business Info. Systems

Pittsburgh, Pa.

**Zack Zavatsky

VT

So.-R

184

Packaging Systems Design

Latrobe, Pa.

** - Two-time honoree
*** - Three-time honoree
 
ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year:  Jared Haught, Virginia Tech
 
ACC Wrestling Scholar-Athletes
2007-08—Hudson Taylor, Maryland
2008-09—John Barone, Duke
2009-10—Hudson Taylor, Maryland
2010-11—Kyle John, Maryland
2011-12—Matt Snyder, Virginia
2012-13—Matt Snyder, Virginia
2013-14—Devin Carter, Virginia Tech
2014-15—Tyler Wilps, Pitt
2015-16—Nick Gwiazdowski, NC State
2016-17—Jared Haught, Virginia Tech
 
Forys, Zanetta Named to All-ACC Academic Team

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