Powell, Weber Named to All-ACC Academic Team
June 25, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Junior Sean Weber and sophomore Austin Powell have been selected to the 2013 All-ACC Academic Team, announced Tuesday by the conference office. Weber claims the honor for the first time, while Powell receives his second in as many years.
Hailing from Winston-Salem, N.C., Weber is a biological sciences major, while Powell, from Muscle Shoals, Ala., is majoring in business administration.
A 2013 All-ACC honoree, Powell lead the team in wins during the 2012-13 season with 21. During the spring season, he split time at the No. 1 spot in the lineup along with fellow sophomore and All-ACC selection Robbie Mudge. Powell went the entire month of March without a loss, posting a perfect 7-0 record during that span. He was rewarded for his efforts on April 2, 2013, receiving the ACC Player of the Week award.
Weber ended the season in a tie for the team lead in dual-match wins with 13 along with sophomore Beck Bond. The junior claimed the first win for the Wolfpack in the NCAA Tournament with his straight-set win over Michael Wardell of Auburn, 6-1, 6-4. His win stretched the Pack's lead to 2-1 in the match and helped NC State to a 4-1 win over Auburn.
He also teamed up with senior Dave Thomson to form State's top-ranked doubles pair. The duo won 19 matches during the season, seven of which came against nationally-ranked opponents. The tandem was also ranked throughout much of the season by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), peaking at 10th in the polls.
Jon Choboy's squad advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time under his leadership and the sixth time in program history. The Wolfpack upset 24th-ranked Auburn in the first round, before coming up short against No. 14 Oklahoma in the second round. The Pack also finished fourth in the ACC standings, its best finish in the conference since 1980.
For consideration to the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the previous semester and maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 during his academic career.