DURHAM, N.C. – Nine women and three men from the Duke track & field program received U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors for their excellence both on the track and in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year, as announced by the organization Friday. A total of 752 women and 516 men earned the honor.
Blue Devil women awarded the accolade included recent graduates Madeline Kopp and Amarie Bremel, and current student-athletes Brittany Aveni, Laura Marty, Liz Lansing, Madison Heath, MacKenzie Kerr, Christine Streisel and Kim Hallowes. Heath headlines the Duke unit, garnering the accolade for the third consecutive year while Bremel, Streisel and Kerr land on the list for the second time.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team, student-athletes must have recorded a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher and either finished the indoor regular season ranked in the national top 96 in an individual event or the national top 48 in a relay event or participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships during the outdoor season.