McCauley, Evtimov Tabbed Academic All-ACC

Raleigh, N.C. - Ilian Evtimov and Ben McCauley of the NC State men's basketball team have been named to the 2006 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men's Basketball Team as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

Ilian Evtimov and Ben McCauley of the NC State men's basketball team have been named to the 2006 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men's Basketball Team as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. NC State was one of just three ACC schools to have more than one player named.

Evtimov was honored for the second year in a row, and McCauley earned the distinction after his freshman season. To be eligible for consideration, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

A product of Sofia, Bulgaria, Evtimov was the team's fourth-leading scorer in 2005-06 averaging 10.4 points per game for the 22-10 Wolfpack. A four-year starter, Evtimov finished 32nd on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,214 points.

McCauley appeared in 27 games during his rookie campaign, averaging 2.1 points in 6.9 minutes per contest.

2006 All-ACC Academic Men's Basketball Team 

Name, School	Class	Pos.	Major
Brian Asbury, Mia.	Fr.	G/F	Sports Administration
Billy Campbell, UVA	Sr.	G	Economics
Coleman Collins, VT	Jr.	F	Communications
Ilian Evtimov,  NCSU	Sr.	F/C	Parks, Rec. & Tourism
Jimmy Graham, Mia.	Fr.	F	Undeclared
Ben McCauley, NCSU	Fr.	F	First Year  College
Greg Paulus, Duke	Fr.	G	Undeclared
Martynas Pocius, Duke	Fr.	G/F	Undeclared
Shawan Robinson, Clem.	Sr.	G	Elementary Education
Byron Sanders, UNC	Sr.	F	Information Science
Adrian Thomas, Mia.	Fr.	F	Business
Kyle Visser, WFU	Jr.	C	Communications


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