Kelly Dostal Named ACC Female Athlete of the Year
 
 

July 19, 2005

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Wake Forest field hockey player Kelly Dostal has been named the 2004-05 recipient of the Atlantic Coast Conference's Mary Garber Award. Presented annually to the top female student-athlete, Dostal becomes the first Wake Forest athlete since Bea Bielik in 2002 to receive the award and the second female overall.

North Carolina's Sean May received the ACC male athlete of the year.

The Mary Garber Award is named for the retired Winston-Salem Journal sportswriter, while the Anthony J. McKevlin Award is named for the former sports editor of The (Raleigh) News & Observer, is presented to the ACC's top male student-athlete.

In 2005, Dostal helped Wake Forest claim its third-straight NCAA Field Hockey Championship and was named the recipient of the prestigious Honda Award and the NFHCA National Field Hockey Player of the Year. She led the nation in points with 79, a new Wake Forest record. The Hatfield, Mass., native garnered first-team All-America recognition from NFHCA and WomensFieldHockey.com. Dostal led the ACC in goals (30), shots (173) and shots per game (7.52), garnering ACC Offensive Player of the Year and All-ACC accolades. A member of the US National Team, Dostal was chosen as Sports Illustrated On Campus' Fall Female Athlete of the Year. She finished her career as the Demon Deacons' all-time leader in points (204) and goals (84).

Dostal received 18 votes for the Garber Award, one vote ahead of Georgia Tech track and field performer Chaunte Howard, who tallied 17 votes. Virginia lacrosse player Amy Appelt recorded 13 votes followed by North Carolina gymnast Courtney Bumpers and Duke lacrosse player Katie Chrest, who each received six votes. Miami track and field performer Kimberli Barrett and Florida State basketball player Roneeka Hodges earned four votes apiece. Rounding out the voting was Maryland swimmer Chrissy Miller, who received two votes, Clemson track and field performer Gisele Oliveira and NC State basketball player Tiffany Stansbury who garnered one vote each.
 

 

May recorded 41 votes, ahead of Duke lacrosse player Matt Danowski who tallied 11 votes. Virginia football player Heath Miller received seven votes, Virginia Tech track and field performer Spyridon Jullien gathered four votes and NC State basketball player Julius Hodge earned three votes. Georgia Tech golfer Roberto Castro and Miami football player Antrel Rolle received two votes apiece, while Florida State track and field performer Walter Dix and Maryland soccer player Jason Garey tallied one vote each to round out voting for the McKevlin Award.

Mary Garber Award Recipients ACC Female Athlete of the Year

1990 Shannon Higgins, North Carolina............. Soccer 1991 Dawn Staley, Virginia....................... Basketball 1992 Dawn Staley, Virginia....................... Basketball 1993 Mia Hamm, North Carolina..................... Soccer 1994 Mia Hamm, North Carolina..................... Soccer 1995 Tisha Venturini, North Carolina............... Soccer 1996 Kelly Amonte, Maryland............ Soccer/Lacrosse 1997 Sarah Forbes, Maryland....................... Lacrosse 1998 Vanessa Webb, Duke.............................. Tennis 1999 Cindy Parlow, North Carolina.................. Soccer 2000 Jen Adams, Maryland.......................... Lacrosse 2001 Jen Adams, Maryland.......................... Lacrosse 2002 Bea Bielik, Wake Forest.......................... Tennis 2003 Alana Beard, Duke............................ Basketball 2004 Alana Beard, Duke............................ Basketball 2005 Kelly Dostal, Wake Forest.............. Field Hockey

1954 Joel Shankle, Duke Track & Field 1955 Dickie Hemric, Wake Forest................................ Basketball 1956 Dave Sime, Duke.......................... Track & Field/Basketball 1957 Lennie Rosenbluth, North Carolina...................... Basketball 1958 Dick Christy, NC State.............................................. Football 1959 Lou Pucillo, NC State........................................... Basketball 1960 Mike McGee, Duke.................................................. Football 1961 Roman Gabriel, NC State......................................... Football 1962 Len Chappell, Wake Forest.................................. Basketball 1963 Art Heyman, Duke............................................... Basketball 1964 Jeff Mullins, Duke................................................ 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 1969 Frank Quayle, Virginia............................................ Football 1970 Charlie Scott, North Carolina............................... Basketball 1971 Don McCauley, North Carolina............................... Football 1972 Barry Parkhill, Virginia....................................... Basketball 1973 David Thompson, NC State.................................. Basketball 1974 Tony Waldrop, North Carolina....................... Track & Field 1975 David Thompson, NC State.................................. Basketball 1976 John Lucas, Maryland.............................. Basketball/Tennis 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 1983 Ralph Sampson, Virginia.................................... Basketball 1984 Michael Jordan, North Carolina........................... Basketball 1985 B.J. Surhoff, North Carolina.................................... Baseball 1986 Len Bias, Maryland............................................. Basketball 1987 Riccardo Ingram, Georgia Tech............. Football/Basketball 1988 Danny Ferry, Duke.............................................. Basketball 1989 Danny Ferry, Duke.............................................. Basketball 1990 Clarkston Hines, Duke............................................. Football 1991 Christian Laettner, Duke...................................... Basketball 1992 Christian Laettner, Duke...................................... Basketball 1993 Charlie Ward, Florida State................... Football/Basketball 1994 Charlie Ward, Florida State................... Football/Basketball 1995 Randolph Childress, Wake Forest........................ Basketball 1996 Kris Benson, Clemson............................................. Baseball 1997 Tim Duncan, Wake Forest................................... Basketball 1998 Antawn Jamison, North Carolina......................... Basketball 1999 Elton Brand, Duke............................................... Basketball 2000 Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech..................................... Football 2001 Shane Battier, Duke............................................. Basketball 2002 Juan Dixon, Maryland......................................... Basketball 2003 Chris Rotelli, Virginia............................................. Lacrosse 2004 Philip Rivers, NC State............................................. Football 2005 Sean May, North Carolina................................... Basketball


 
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