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Duke baseball team has eight players named to All-ACC Academic Team

Academics matter at Duke. That shows with how selective it is to get in to the university. It also reflects in how many athletes are named to their respectful sport’s All-ACC Academic Team. The Duke baseball team had the most athletes out of any school on this year’s All-ACC Academic Team. Duke had eight players recognized with selection. Duke’s eight selections were the highest total of All-ACC Academic team selections since 2009 when Duke had nine players make the cut.

To be eligible to be named to the All-ACC Academic Team, student-athletes, regardless of year in school, must have earned at least a 3.00 grade point average during the previous semester and have maintained at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average during the athlete’s academic career.

Senior first baseman Aaron Cohn (History major), graduate student outfielder Ryan Deitrich (Master of Management Studies), senior right-handed pitcher Robert Huber (Computer Science major), senior outfielder Mark Lumpa (Economics major), sophomore right-handed pitcher Michael Matuella (Economics major) junior second baseman Andy Perez (Psychology major), senior catcher Michael Rosenfeld (Psychology major), junior left-handed pitcher Trent Swart (Public Policy Studies major) were all selected to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Team.

Huber and Swart have been named to the team for the third straight year. This was Rosenfeld’s second nomination. Only one athlete in the entire ACC was named to the team four years in a row. Kyle Convissar of Maryland was the lone four-time nominee. If Swart maintains his grade point average through next season, he’ll be among the ranks of Convissar.

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