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Senior India Lowe
Seven Women Claim All-ACC Academic Honors
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/02/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – Seven members of the Duke track & field program were named to the 2019 All-ACC Academic Women’s Indoor Track & Field Team, as announced Thursday by the ACC office.

Earning spots for the Blue Devils were Rivka Arbiv, Brittany Aveni, Lauren Hoffman, MacKenzie Kerr, Kate Kutzer, India Lowe and Cassie Martin.

Duke’s seven female selections were the second most by any team behind Florida State with nine.

In her sophomore campaign, Arbiv medaled at the conference championships with a fourth-place finish in pole vault with a personal-best clearance of 4.18m (13-8.50).

Aveni competed over three distances indoors as a 400m, 600m and 800m runner where she claimed the second-fastest time in school history in the 600m at the Hokie Invitational in a time of 1:29.90. The Geneva, Ohio native also qualified for the finals of the 800m at the conference championships.

Primarily a hurdle specialist, Hoffman registered her best time of the indoor campaign at the ACC Championships in a time of 8.54, which ranks third on Duke’s all-time indoor list.

As a sprinter, Kerr ran as a leg of the 4x400m relay at the Tiger Paw Invite where the squad clocked the fifth-fastest time in program history, 3:38.14. The Richmond, Va., native also clocked her best time of the season in the 400m at the conference championships in 55.38.

As one of Duke’s multi-event athletes, Kutzer competed in the pentathlon twice during the indoor season and registered a personal-best point total of 3,738 at the ACC Championships, where she placed fourth.

Lowe had a highly successful indoor season as she tallied three individual school records in the 60m, 300m and 400m. The senior from Mechanicsville, Va., also notched a bronze medal at the conference championships with her school-record performance in 53.24 in the 400m.

As a high jumper, Martin registered three first-place performances throughout the indoor season. At the ACC Indoor Championships, the Strongsville, Ohio, placed fourth overall in the high jump.

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.

The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.

Every member of the 2019 All-ACC Academic Indoor Track and Field Teams also earned All-America and/or All-ACC honors during the most recent season, and/or was named an ACC Performer of the Week.

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2019 DUKE ALL-ACC ACADEMIC WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD TEAM
Rivka Arbiv
Brittany Aveni
Lauren Hoffman
MacKenzie Kerr
Kate Kutzer
India Lowe
Cassie Martin

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