DURHAM – Twenty members of the Duke cross country team earned All-ACC Academic Team honors for their performances in the classroom, the conference office announced Friday morning.
The men’s team featured 10 Duke athletes – Ryan Banko, Rory Cavan, Zubeir Dagane, Carter Dillon, Owen Drometer, Austin Gabay, Michael Keehan, Jared Kreis, Sam Rivera and Beck Wittstadt.
Rivera earns his fourth All-ACC Academic Team accolade while the trio of Dillon, Gabay and Kreis receive the honor for the second time.
On the women’s side, Emily Cole, Anna Corcoran, Julia Fenerty, Karly Forker, Lindsay Hausman, Ella Johns, Amina Maatoug, Thais Rolly, Charlotte Tomkinson and Kelli Wilson represented the Blue Devils. Corcoran, Forker and Maatoug all racked up their second nod to the academic team.
Maatoug culminated another outstanding cross country season at the NCAA Cross Country Championships where she ran to a ninth-place finish of 19:29.9 to lock up the highest placement by a Duke cross country runner at the national meet all-time. She became just the fifth Duke cross country runner to earn consecutive All-America plaudits and the first since Juliet Bottorff (2012-13).
Academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0-grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. In addition, student-athletes must compete in either the ACC Championship or NCAA Championship in the sport of cross country.
The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.
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