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The award, named after the former Wake Forest basketball coach, is given annually to the top men’s basketball scholar-athlete in the conference. Zeller, a four-time member of the all-ACC academic team in basketball, also earned academic all-American honors in each of the past two years. He was recently named the men’s basketball academic all-American of the year by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Zeller carries a 3.62 cumulative GPA in UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He has made the dean’s list six times.
Zeller has excelled on the court, too. While leading the Tar Heels to the ACC regular-season championship, Zeller averaged 16.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.