DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2014) - Seven Daytona State College students have been named to the Florida College System’s (FCS) 2014 All-Florida Academic Team.

Seven DSC students named to 2014 All-Florida Academic TeamDanielle Bowen (resident of New Smyrna Beach), Nicholas Boyce (Flagler Beach), Danielle Fritts (Ormond Beach), Jill Knazur (Palm Coast), Lisa McNeil (Deltona), Tahjna Miles (Daytona Beach) and Kathleen Newman (Edgewater) are among 109 outstanding FCS students who will be recognized at an awards ceremony April 24 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando.

“We are very proud of our students who have been chosen for the 2014 Florida academic team,” said Carol W. Eaton, president of Daytona State. “To be nominated for this prestigious honor recognizes their hard work and commitment to their education.”

The All-Florida Academic Team is composed of students who have been nominated by their respective colleges to the All-USA Academic Team competition sponsored by USA Today and the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society. Students are nominated based on their academic achievement, leadership and service to the community.

A national team of judges will review all nominated candidates and select a 20-member first USA team in coming weeks. Each member will receive a stipend and be featured in USA Today. Second- and third-team winners also will be selected.