DURHAM, N.C. - Duke lacrosse senior Max Quinzani was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Men's At-Large first team while Blue Devil golfer Adam Long and fencer Dorian Cohen were each named to the second team, CoSIDA announced on Thursday.
Duke has placed three student-athletes on the Academic All-District III At-Large team in each of the past three years. Quinzani has been on each of those squads and earned his third consecutive first team citation this year. All three Blue Devils on the 2010 academic squad have grade point averages over 3.40 and have led their respective teams to NCAA postseason play.
A two-time All-America, Quinzani leads Duke in goals this season with 61 tallies and is second in overall points with 74. His 61 goals are tied for third all-time in Duke single-season history, while his 74 points are eighth on the Blue Devils' single-season list. Selected to the All-ACC team each of the past three seasons, the native of Duxbury, Mass. (Duxbury), is currently riding an NCAA-record 63-game scoring streak, dating back to April 14, 2007. For his career, Quinzani ranks second all-time at Duke in career goals (192) and is fifth in points (228). A history major, Quinzani recently earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and will lead Duke into its NCAA Quarterfinal contest against North Carolina on May 22 in Princeton, N.J.
Long, a senior on the men's golf team, makes his first appearance on the Academic All-District III team. A native of St. Louis, Mo. (Francis Howell), Long owns a 3.41 GPA as a sociology major and this season was named a finalist for the Byron Nelson Award, which honors a graduating senior on the basis of athletic and academic performance for the nominee's entire collegiate career. A PING All-East Region selection as a junior, Long ranks second all-time at Duke with a career 72.83 stroke average and this season captured his first individual collegiate title at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate. He has collected four top-20 finishes at the ACC Championship, including a 10th-place finish in 2010 after he fired a Duke ACC Championship Record 65 in the event's opening round.
Cohen, a junior foil on the fencing team, also appears on the Academic All-District III squad for the first time in his career. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y. (St. Ann's), Cohen has maintained a 3.44 GPA as an evolutionary anthropology major and is the Blue Devil men's team's active leader in wins with a career 122-39 record. A two-time All-America and a two-time top-10 finisher at the NCAA Championships, Cohen is a three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. At the most recent NCAA Fencing Championships, Cohen was the Duke men's squad's top fencer with an eighth-place finish. He is only the fourth Duke fencer in school history to earn two All-America citations.