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Nine Men Garner USTFCCCA All-Academic T&F Honors
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 07/24/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. - A school-record breaking nine Blue Devils were named to the USTFCCCA 2012 Division I All-Academic Track & Field team as announced Tuesday morning.  Included amongst those selected is junior Curtis Beach who was named the 2012 Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year. 

Other Blue Devils to make the team include Justin Amezquita (pole vault), Tanner Anderson (high jump), Brian Atkinson (distance), Curtis Beach (multis), Austin Carpenter (javelin), Domenick DeMatteo (distance), Michael Krone (high jump), Brendon Pierson (distance) and Ben Raskin (sprints).

Duke leads the ACC and is ranked fourth nationally with nine members named to the squad.  Brigham Young University earned the most nods national with 16.  They were followed by Minnesota (11) and Stanford (10).  As a conference, the ACC ranked third nationally with 42 total selections behind the Big Ten (47) and the Big 12 (45). 

A total of 431 student-athletes representing 148 institutions were named to the All-Academic squad.  To qualify, the student-athlete must maintain a 3.25 grade point average and either be ranked nationally during the indoor season or participate in any round of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. 

For a full list of the academic team, click here.

The women's list will be announced later this week. 

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