DURHAM, N.C. - Continuing Duke's tradition of athletic and academic excellence, Max Quinzani and Rachael Moss have been selected as the university's ACC Male and Female Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
Moss, an outside hitter on Duke's volleyball team, led the Blue Devils to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, two ACC Championships and an overall record of 106-26 during her four years. She finished her career ranked third all-time among Duke players in kills and fourth in digs and service aces, while earning All-ACC honors each year and AVCA All-East Region honors for three years.
The Cypress, Calif., native has been equally successful in the classroom, where she holds a 3.950 GPA. A political science major and theater minor, Moss is the recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Award and recently was selected as a First Team Academic All-America, the first in Duke volleyball history to earn the honor.
Quinzani is a key member of the attack for the men's lacrosse team. A team captain for the 2010 season, Quinzani ranks second on Duke's career charts in goals (180) and fifth in points (212). He also is the ACC's current leader in goals (49) and points (58). During his four years, Quinzani has earned two USILA All-America awards, and has led the Blue Devils to three ACC Tournament Championships and three NCAA Semifinal appearances. Last weekend, Quinzani was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team for the third time in his career.
The senior from Duxbury, Mass., has also collected numerous academic accolades. Quinzani is a history major and is pursuing a certificate in Markets and Management. He has a GPA of 3.633 and has been named to the Dean's List for three semesters. In 2009, he became the first Duke lacrosse player to garner ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors twice in his career. This season, Quinzani is a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.