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