The ACC announced the 52-member team on Wednesday. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete needed a 3.0 GPA the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative GPA during his academic career. The full team is listed here.
Cole, a redshirt freshman from Roanoke, is a biological sciences major with an interest in medicine. He was also an Academic All-District pick by CoSIDA. He was forced to give up football earlier this month after a suffering a serious neck injury last year.
Phillips, a Blacksburg native who was a team captain and starter at fullback his senior year, graduated prior to last season with a degree in human development. He competed as a graduate student last fall, on a curriculum and instruction track. It’s the second time he was selected to the All-ACC Academic team.
Wang, a junior in his fourth year from Ashburn, has already completed his undergraduate degree in management. He battled through injuries to start 10 games last year and is one of several offensive linemen who will return in 2013.