Jackson, Ogunbowale ACC Athletes Of The Year


Jackson, Ogunbowale ACC Athletes Of The Year

The ACC Athletes of the Year, as voted on by a select media panel are Lamar Jackson and Arike Ogunbowale. The honors reflect the 2017-2018 athletic year.

Jackson was a two-time conference football Player of the Year and Heisman Trophy winner while at Louisville.

A first round draft choice of the Baltimore Ravens, Jackson was the first player in FBS history to rush for 1,500 yards and pass for 3,500 yards in a season.

In addition to All-ACC honors, Notre Dame’s Ogunbowale earned a place on the All-America team. Her play in back to back games in the Final Four helped the Irish win the national title and Ogunbowale MVP.

A last second overtime shot against Connecticut and a three-point buzzer beater against Mississippi State by Ogunbowale helped wrap up an exciting run in the NCAA Tournament for the Irish.

Jackson, Ogunbowale ACC Athletes Of The Year

Georgia Tech catcher Joey Bart and NC State defensive end Bradley Chubb received votes for the 65th Anthony J. McKevlin Award. Jackson will receive the honor named after the former sports editor of the Raleigh News and Observer.

Florida State’s Jessie Warren also received votes in the balloting for the award. Ogunbowale will receive the 29th Mary Garber Award named after one of the first female sports journalists in the nation.

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