It’s the best of both world when it comes to Duke Athletics and that was proven when the ACC released its Honor Roll recipients.
Duke athletes are accustomed to breaking records on the field, but they have now broken a record off the field with 493 athletes selected to the ACC Honor Roll list.
In order to be selected as an ACC Honor Roll recipient, the athlete must be on a varsity level athletic team and maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average for the entire 2017-18 school year.
Duke has held the top spot for the most selections to the ACC Honor Roll for the past 30 out of 31 seasons.
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The Blue Devils had five athletes who were selected to the ACC Honor Roll for the fifth time; Malinda Allen (Women’s Soccer), Gabe Brander (Football), Danny Fowler (Men’s Lacrosse), Rebecca Greenwell (Women’s Basketball), and Alec Kunzweiler (Cross Country, Track and Field).
Men’s Basketball player Grayson Allen was also selected to the list for the fourth straight time.
Since 2012 Duke Football has blown the other ACC school out of the water with 387 selections over the past five seasons with Virginia behind them with 183 selections.
Duke Baseball had 27 recipients this season, while the Women’s Soccer team has 22 selections.
On the list Duke also has five ACC Scholar-Athlete Recipients; Lexi Brown (Women’s Basketball), Imani Dorsey (Women’s Soccer), Justin Guterding (Men’s Lacrosse), Samantha Harris (Women’s Tennis), and Leona Maguire (Women’s Golf).
The ACC in total acknowledged a record 4,651 students for their academic achievements in the classroom this year.
With Duke leading the ACC Honor Roll list again, Blue Devil student-athletes, parents, teachers, and fans should expect more of the same as the Duke student-athletes will try and top its record 493 selections in the 2018-19 school year.
Many student-athletes will be returning to Durham very soon to start their summer workouts for their respective sports and begin summer classes in hopes of excelling on the field and in the classroom.