DURHAM, N.C.—Duke senior Justin Guterding continues to collect honors, capturing USILA Scholar All-America recognition as announced by the coaches association. Guterding is the 36th Blue Devil to garner the honor since 1995 and the 22nd under head coach John Danowski.
A Scholar All-American must be nominated by his coach and be a student with a senior year academic standing and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale). He will have behaved in a manner that has brought credit to himself, his institution, and to college lacrosse both on and off the field. He must also be an All-American, a member of a North/South team, or an outstanding league or conference player.
Guterding, a sociology major, capped a stellar career with an outstanding senior year campaign. He rewrote the Duke and NCAA record books in 2018, becoming the Division I all-time goals leader with 212. He is just the second player in Division I history to tally 200 career goals, while his 351 points are fifth in NCAA history.
A 2018 All-America first team choice, Guterding led the Blue Devils’ offense with 66 goals and 47 assists for 113 points. His 66 goals are third in Duke history and tied for ninth in NCAA history, while the 113 points are a Duke single-season mark and eighth in Division I history. In addition to his 66 goals, Guterding handed out a career-best 47 assists to rank fifth in Blue Devil history.
The only player in Duke history to amass 70-plus points in each of his four seasons, Guterding was voted the ACC Offensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in goals, assists and points for the third consecutive season. He garnered ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors six times in 2018 and recorded a hat trick in 13 of his 20 games.
In the classroom, Guterding graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He is a three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and finished his scholastic career with over a 3.0 GPA.