DURHAM – Duke junior distance runner Amina Maatoug and graduate student outfielder Damon Lux have been named Duke’s PNC Achievers Student-Athlete of the Week, following impressive performances this past weekend.
Maatoug was crowed ACC Women’s Track MVP after she tallied the full cycle of medals in her first ACC Indoor Championships, starting by capturing the gold medal in the women’s DMR alongside her relay mates Dalia Frias, Megan McGinnis and Lauren Tolbert.
The Blue Devil quartet clocked a blistering time of 10:49.87 – currently No. 6 in the NCAA – that not only lowered their own school record by nearly seven seconds, but shattered the ACC, meet and North Healthcare Sports and Learning Center facility record as well.
Maatoug also picked up the silver and bronze medals, respectively, in the women’s 3,000m and 800m. She finished runner-up in the 3,000m via a time of 9:01.64 while the 800m race saw her match her personal best of 2:03.45.
Lux finished the 3-1 week for the Blue Devils with a .412 average at the plate (7-for-17). He hit one home run and drove in nine RBI. Six of his nine RBI came in Saturday’s 22-3 victory over Baylor at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, a new career-high for the right fielder.
PNC Achievers is a student honors platform that is active at nearly 20 schools and universities across PNC Bank’s service area. Honorees are selected locally by designated panels at each respective school, using a set of criteria that includes athletic accomplishments, academic achievement, community service and student leadership.
Duke PNC Achievers Student-Athletes of the Week
Piper Hampsch (field hockey) – Aug. 29, 2022
Riley Leonard (football) – Sept. 5, 2022
Shakar Mohammed (men’s soccer) – Sept. 12, 2022
Amina Maatoug (cross country) – Sept. 17, 2022
Michelle Cooper (women’s soccer) – Sept. 24, 2022
Eliott Hamill (men’s soccer) – Oct. 3, 2022
Olivia Migil (women’s soccer) – Oct. 10, 2022
Ian Siebers (men’s golf) – Oct. 17, 2022
Brandon Johnson (football) – Oct. 24, 2022
Dalia Frias (cross country) – Oct. 31, 2022
Sarah Foley (women’s swimming and dive) – Nov. 7, 2022
Michell Cooper (women’s soccer) – Nov. 14, 2022
Jonah Niesenbaum (wrestling) – Nov. 21, 2022
Sahmir Hagans (football) – Nov. 28, 2022
Amina Maatoug (track) – Dec. 5, 2022
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