DURHAM, N.C.—Duke University redshirt junior wrestler Immanuel Kerr-Brown has been recognized for his outstanding achievements on and off the mat as a nominee for the Peach of an Athlete Role Model honor sponsored by the Atlanta Area Council. Kerr-Brown will be honored as a nominee at a banquet March 25 in Atlanta.
Kerr-Brown, a two-year team captain, is an active member of both the Duke and Durham communities and an exemplary engineering student. The Rome, Ga., native currently sits on the board of Duke’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is a representative for the Blue Devils at the ACC level as well. He also serves as First-Year Advisor Counselor in helping freshmen adjust to college life at Duke.
He recently became a leader in Duke’s Time Out program, which is an athlete focused gathering that is a part of the larger Cambridge Christian Fellowship Community at Duke. This comes on the heels of being selected to participate in Duke’s sophomore leadership program as well as being chosen for the United States Olympic Committee’s Finding Leaders Among Minorities Everywhere.
Outside of the Duke community, the 157-pounder has joined his teammates to cook meals at the Durham Urban Ministries as well as visiting kids at the local children’s hospitals. At home in Georgia, Kerr-Brown helped college students move in with his church last year.
If his credentials off the mat aren’t enough, the engineering major is Duke’s most improved wrestler over the course of his career. He currently sports a 7-2 overall record and a 4-0 mark in duals, which includes three wins over Big Ten opponents. Last season he posted a 12-10 overall record, going 3-2 in ACC duals and winning his final 10 bouts of the regular season. His efforts on the mat earned him the team’s Most Improved Wrestler Award.
The Peach of an Athlete honor is sponsored by the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America and the banquet is held to honor Georgia native athletes who demonstrate exemplary character in and outside of athletic competition.