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The Atlantic Coast Conference Athlete of the Year award is given to the male and female athlete who show extraordinary talent throughout the entire season. The award is decided by members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference located in the Southern United States. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, the conference consists of fifteen member universities, each of whom compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.
A male (♂) organism is the physiological sex that produces sperm. Each spermatozoon can fuse with a larger female gamete, or ovum, in the process of fertilization. A male cannot reproduce sexually without access to at least one ovum from a female, but some organisms can reproduce both sexually and asexually. Most male mammals, including male humans, have a Y chromosome, which codes for the production of larger amounts of testosterone to develop male reproductive organs. Not all species share a common sex-determination system. In most animals, including humans, sex is determined genetically, but in some species it can be determined due to social, environmental, or other factors. For example, Cymothoa exigua changes sex depending on the number of females present in the vicinity.
Female (♀) is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, that produces non-mobile ova. Barring rare medical conditions, most female mammals, including female humans, have two X chromosomes. Female characteristics vary between different species with some species containing more well defined female characteristics, such as the presence of pronounced mammary glands. There is no single genetic mechanism behind sex differences in different species and the existence of two sexes seems to have evolved multiple times independently in different evolutionary lineages.
The Anthony J. McKevlin Award, which originally went to the league's athlete of the year regardless of gender until 1990, named in honor of a former sports editor of the Raleigh News and Observer ,has been voted upon and handed out annually since the ACC was formed in 1953–1954.
In 1990, The Mary Garber Award, named in honor of Mary Garber, a former Winston-Salem Journal reporter and a pioneer for women in the field of sports journalism, was established to honor the league's top female athlete.In 2005, the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) distinguished Garber by honoring her with its prestigious Red Smith Award, making her the first female recipient in the award's 25-year history.
Mary Ellen Garber was an American sportswriter, who was a pioneer among women sportswriters. She received over 40 writing awards and numerous honors in a sports-writing career that spanned seven decades, the most prestigious of which was the 2005 Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) Red Smith Award. Garber, the first woman to win the APSE award, also became the first woman to be inducted into the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Hall of Fame in 2002.
The Winston-Salem Journal is an American daily newspaper primarily serving Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Forsyth County, North Carolina. It also covers Northwestern North Carolina.
Sports journalism is a form of writing that reports on sporting topics and competitions.
|Male – Anthony J. McKevlin Award||Female – Mary Garber Award|
|1954||Joel Shankle||Duke||Track & Field|
|1955||Dickie Hemric||Wake Forest||Basketball|
|1956||Dave Sime||Duke||Track & Field/Baseball|
|1957||Lennie Rosenbluth||North Carolina||Basketball|
|1958||Dick Christy||NC State||Football|
|1959||Lou Pucillo||NC State||Basketball|
|1961||Roman Gabriel||NC State||Football|
|1962||Len Chappell||Wake Forest||Basketball|
|1965||Brian Piccolo||Wake Forest||Football|
|1966||Danny Talbott||North Carolina||Football/Baseball|
|1967||Bobby Bryant||South Carolina||Football/Baseball|
|1968||Larry Miller||North Carolina||Basketball|
|1970||Charlie Scott||North Carolina||Basketball|
|1971||Don McCauley||North Carolina||Football|
|1973||David Thompson||NC State||Basketball|
|1974||Tony Waldrop||North Carolina||Track & Field|
|1975||David Thompson||NC State||Basketball|
|1977||Phil Ford||North Carolina||Basketball|
|1978||Phil Ford||North Carolina||Basketball|
|1979||Renaldo Nehemiah||Maryland||Track & Field|
|1980||Julie Shea*||NC State||Track & Field|
|1981||Julie Shea*||NC State||Track & Field|
|1982||James Worthy||North Carolina||Basketball|
|1984||Michael Jordan||North Carolina||Basketball|
|1985||BJ Surhoff||North Carolina||Baseball|
|1987||Riccardo Ingram||Georgia Tech||Football/Baseball|
|1990||Clarkston Hines||Duke||Football||Shannon Higgins||North Carolina||Soccer|
|1991||Christian Laettner||Duke||Basketball||Dawn Staley||Virginia||Basketball|
|1992||Christian Laettner||Duke||Basketball||Dawn Staley||Virginia||Basketball|
|1993||Charlie Ward||Florida State||Football/Basketball||Mia Hamm||North Carolina||Soccer|
|1994||Charlie Ward||Florida State||Football/Basketball||Beverly Smith||North Carolina||Softball|
|1995||Randolph Childress||Wake Forest||Basketball||Tisha Venturini||North Carolina||Soccer|
|1996||Kris Benson||Clemson||Baseball||Kelly Amonte||Maryland||Soccer/Lacrosse|
|1997||Tim Duncan||Wake Forest||Basketball||Sarah Forbes||Maryland||Lacrosse|
|1998||Antawn Jamison||North Carolina||Basketball||Vanessa Webb||Duke||Tennis|
|1999||Elton Brand||Duke||Basketball||Cindy Parlow||North Carolina||Soccer|
|2000||Joe Hamilton||Georgia Tech||Football||Jen Adams||Maryland||Lacrosse|
|2001||Shane Battier||Duke||Basketball||Jen Adams||Maryland||Lacrosse|
|2002||Juan Dixon||Maryland||Basketball||Bea Bielik||Wake Forest||Tennis|
|2003||Chris Rotelli||Virginia||Lacrosse||Alana Beard||Duke||Basketball|
|2004||Philip Rivers||NC State||Football||Alana Beard||Duke||Basketball|
|2005||Sean May||North Carolina||Basketball||Kelly Dostal||Wake Forest||Field hockey|
|2006||J. J. Redick||Duke||Basketball||Paula Infante||Maryland||Field hockey|
|2007||Walter Dix||Florida State||Track and field||Lindsey Harding||Duke||Basketball|
|2008||Tyler Hansbrough||North Carolina||Basketball||Angela Tincher||Virginia Tech||Softball|
|2009||Matt Hill||NC State||Golf||Casey Nogueira||North Carolina||Soccer|
|2010||Ned Crotty||Duke||Lacrosse||Whitney Engen||North Carolina||Soccer|
|2011||Ngoni Makusha||Florida State||Track and field||Katie O'Donnell||Maryland||Field hockey|
|2012||Luke Kuechly||Boston College||Football||Becca Ward||Duke||Fencing|
|2013||Jarmere Jenkins||Virginia||Tennis||Crystal Dunn||North Carolina||Soccer|
|2014||Jameis Winston||Florida State||Football/Baseball||Alyssa Thomas||Maryland||Basketball|
|2015||Laken Tomlinson||Duke||Football||Morgan Brian||Virginia||Soccer|
|2016||Deshaun Watson||Clemson||Football||Molly Seidel||Notre Dame||Cross Country|
|2017||Deshaun Watson||Clemson||Football||Kenzie Kent||Boston College||Ice hockey/Lacrosse|
|2018||Lamar Jackson||Louisville||Football||Arike Ogunbowale||Notre Dame||Basketball|
|2019||Zion Williamson||Duke||Basketball||Ashley Hoffman||North Carolina||Field hockey|
|* Between 1954 and 1989, Anthony J. McKevlin Award presented to best athlete, male or female.|
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