Feb. 20, 2015
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – University of Notre Dame junior midfielder Patrick Hodan has been named the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Hodan is one of 16 Notre Dame student-athletes named to an All-ACC Academic Team from the fall sports.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award was established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the award must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.
Hodan, a finance major from Brookfield, Wisconsin, was selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-America First Team and to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team this season. The 2014 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Hodan also garnered NSCAA All-America first-team honors and was a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy. The midfielder led the Fighting Irish in goals (9) and points (21) this season.
It’s the second straight season Notre Dame has produced the ACC Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Harrison Shipp garnered the accolade last year.
The Notre Dame men’s and women’s cross country teams combined to place six student-athletes on the All-ACC Academic Team, while the men’s and women’s soccer programs both had five players recognized.
To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.0 cumulative average during their academic career.
Notre Dame 2014 All-ACC Academic Team Members (fall sports only)
Men’s Cross Country
Michael Clevenger, Jr., Accountancy
Jacob Dumford, So., Computer Engineering
Jacob Kildoo, Sr., Arabic
Women’s Cross Country
Danielle Aragon, Jr., Science Business
Emily Frydrych, Sr., Psychology
Molly Seidel, Jr., Anthropology
Andrew O’Malley, GS, Unclassified Graduate Student
Evan Panken, Jr., Science Pre-professional
Jeffrey Farina, Fr., Undeclared
Luke Mishu, Sr., Psychology
Patrick Hodan, Jr., Finance
Sabrina Flores, Fr., Undeclared
Kaela Little, So., School of Business (undeclared)
Katie Naughton, Jr., Anthropology & Spanish
Cari Roccaro, Jr., Sociology
Brittany Von Rueden, Jr., Finance & Economics