GREENSBORO, N.C. – University of Miami forward Donnavan Kirk joins 16 student-athletes from across the league on the 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Basketball team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
Kirk is a graduate student at UM, seeking his master’s degree in community and social change. The native of Pontiac, Mich., earned his undergrad degree at DePaul, a bachelor’s in marketing with an emphasis in sales leadership, before returning to Miami for his final season of eligibility.
The 6-foot-9-inch forward is averaging 8.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game this season for the Hurricanes. He has posted a pair of double-doubles and has multiple blocks in 13 outings.
2014 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team
Jamel Artis, Fr., Pittsburgh - Baltimore, Md. - Arts & Sciences
Jarell Eddie, Sr., Virginia Tech - Charlotte, N.C. - Psychology
Marcus Georges-Hunt, Georgia Tech - College Park, Ga. - Science, Technology & Culture
Trae Golden, Georgia Tech - Powder Springs, Ga. - Science, Technology & Culture
Rodney Hood, So., Duke - Meridian, Miss. - Sociology & Visual Arts
Amile Jefferson, So., Duke - Philadelphia, Pa. - Undeclared
Will Johnston, Jr., Virginia Tech - Midlothian, Va. - Human Nutrition, Food & Exercise
Donnavan Kirk, Gr., Miami - Pontiac, Mich. - Community & Social Change
Josh Newkirk, Fr., Pittsburgh - Raleigh, N.C. - Arts & Sciences
Marcus Paige, So., North Carolina - Marion, Iowa - Journalism/Public Relations
Jabari Parker, Fr., Duke - Chicago, Ill. - Undeclared
Joe Rahon, So., Boston College - San Diego, Calif. - Economics
Trevor Thompson, Fr., Virginia Tech - Indianapolis, Ind. - University Studies
Joey van Zegeren, So., Virginia Tech - Hoogeveen, The Netherlands - International Studies
Coron Williams, Gr., Wake Forest - Midlothian, Va. - Liberal Studies
Cameron Wright, Jr., Pittsburgh - Cleveland, Ohio - Business-Marketing
Michael Young, Fr., Pittsburgh - Duquesne, Pa. - Arts & Sciences