Feb. 18, 2011
Florida State track and field's Gonzalo Barroilhet was a Weaver-James-Corrigan Award recipient and also one of just three ACC student-athletes to receive the Thacker Award. He was joined as a winner of a 2011 Weaver-James-Corrigan Award by women's basketball player Christian Hunnicutt and Federica Suess of the women's tennis team. Charles Clark was one of five honorary recipients of the award.
The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes – three from each league institution – who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $5,000 to contribute to their graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and his/her respective sports, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community.
In addition to those receiving scholarship funds, five student-athletes will receive the Weaver-James-Corrigan Honorary Award. Two track & field performers – Clemson’s Patricia Mamona and Florida State’s Charles Clark – along with Duke basketball player Jasmine Thomas, Georgia Tech baseball player Zachary Brewster and Virginia swimmer Scot Robison will be recognized for their outstanding academic and athletic performance and intend to compete at the professional level.
The Weaver-James-Corrigan Award is named in honor of the late Jim Weaver and Bob James, as well as Gene Corrigan, all of whom are former ACC commissioners. The league’s first commissioner, James H. Weaver, served the conference from 1954-70 after a stint as the Director of Athletics at
Robert C. James, a former
Eugene F. Corrigan assumed his role as the third full-time commissioner of September 1, 1987, and served until August of 1997. During Corrigan’s tenure, ACC schools captured 30 NCAA championships and two national football titles.
Prior to 1994, the Weaver-James postgraduate scholarships were given as separate honors. The Jim Weaver Award, which originated in 1970, recognized exceptional achievement on the playing field and in the classroom, while the Bob James Award, established in 1987, also honored outstanding student-athletes.
The Thacker Award, which originated in 2005, is awarded in honor of the late Jim and Pat Thacker of
The 41 student-athletes will be honored on April 13, 2011 at the