The Atlantic Coast Conference hosted a series of Championships this weekend that provided 33% of Atlantic Coast Conference members an ACC Championship when:
* Florida State won its FIRST men’s golf championship
* Virginia won men’s tennis
* Clemson won the women’s tennis championship
* Duke won women’s golf
Additionally, we haven’t yet taken the opportunity to congratulate Boston College for claiming their National Championship in men’s hockey last week. We had a fantastic conversation about BC’s “Frozen Four” that you should read in this entry. Some great conversation in the comments section.
Relatedly, the following is a list of National Championships won by ACC institutions since 2000, the year Lee Fowler became NC State’s Athletics Director:
(1) Maryland – 6 titles in 5 different sports
(1) UNC-CH – 6 titles in 4 different sports
(3) Duke – 5 titles in 2 different sports
(4) Wake Forest – 4 titles in 2 different sports
(5) Virginia – 3 titles in 2 different sports
(6) Miami – 2 titles in 2 sports
(6) Florida State – 2 titles in 1 sport
(6) Boston College – 2 titles in 1 sport
(9) Clemson – 1 title in 1 sport
(9) Georgia Tech – 1 title in 1 sport
(12) Virginia Tech – 0 titles in 0 sports
(12) NC State – 0 titles in 0 sports
In case you need a reminder of a couple of interesting statistics that BC’s Championship helps bring to light:
(1) Since Lee Fowler has become Athletics Director at NC State, the Wolfpack’s Athletics Department and Virginia Tech are the only ACC programs to have failed to play in at least one National Championship game or won a team National Championship in any sport.
(Note: Virginia Tech played in the BCS National Championship Football game that was played in 2000, just nine months prior to Fowler’s arrival at NC State. Due to expansion, the Hokies, Miami Hurricanes and Boston College Eagles have only been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference for half of Fowler’s tenure at NC State.
(2) Since Lee Fowler has become Athletics Director at NC State, Virginia – whose overall athletics program ranks near the top of the ACC with extremely strong, broad athletic success – and NC State are the only athletics programs in the ACC who have failed to participate in at least a Frozen Four, a College World Series, a BCS Bowl, or a National Basketball Championship game.