Four Deacs Named to All-ACC Academic Team
Jan. 30, 2018

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeTrack)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Four Wake Forest men’s and women’s cross country student-athletes have been named to the 2017 All-ACC Academic Cross Country team, as announced on Tuesday, Jan. 30 by the conference.

Freshman Mitchell Day represented the Wake Forest men while sophomore Hannah Brookover, junior Mimi Smith and graduate student Eliza Lukens-Day were selected from the women’s team.

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one's academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season were also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

Day, a native of Alpena, Michigan, had a standout freshman campaign that culminated in 2017 ACC Male Freshman of the Year honors, the program’s first-ever honoree. He competed in four events for the Demon Deacons, finished 13th at the ACC Championships and took 34th at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Along with being named Freshman of the Year, Day also earned All-ACC honors for his performance at the conference championship.

Brookover, a sophomore transfer from Florida, ran in four races for the Demon Deacons this season. She finished 32nd at both the NCAA Southeast Regional and the ACC Cross Country Championships and finished second on the Deacon squad in all four races.

Smith, a junior from Wilmette, Ill., is earning All-ACC Academic Cross Country honors for the second time in her career. Smith competed in five meets for the Deacs in 2017, finishing 33rd at the ACC Championships and 35th at the NCAA Southeast Regional.

Lukens-Day, a graduate transfer from Brown, also competed in five races this season. She finished 37th at the ACC Championships and 48th at the NCAA Southeast Regional. Lukens-Day paced the women at the adidas XC Challenge, her first competition as a Deac.