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Rivers Ridout
Four Men Tabbed All-ACC Academic
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 06/21/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – Four from the Duke track & field program were tabbed to the 2019 All-ACC Academic Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Team, as announced by the conference Friday.

The Blue Devils that received the honor were Iyin Battle, Rivers Ridout, Cole Rowan and Matt Wisner.

A native of Chapel Hill, N.C., Battle rounded out his time as a Blue Devil as one of the best in men’s hammer throw. Battle is second all-time at Duke after he launched the hammer 193-5 (58.96m) at the annual Battle of the Blues. At the ACC Championships, Battle earned second team All-ACC accolades and finished in the top 10 on seven different occasions.

Ridout rounded out his senior season as Duke’s top male high jumper, earning second team All-ACC honors. The Searcy, Ark., native recorded a season best 7-0.25 (2.14m) at the Virginia Grand Prix and owns the third-best clearance in outdoor history.

Rowan made an immediate impact on the pole vault squad as a rookie after clearing 16-0.75 (4.90m) at the Virginia Grand Prix, Duke’s best height clearance this season. Rowan also collected second team All-ACC nods with his fourth-place finish at the conference championships.

Wisner wrapped up his junior campaign with a silver medal in the 800m at the ACC Outdoor Championships as he clocked in at 1:50.34. The Carlisle, Pa., native registered six top-10 finishes that included the fastest time this season (1:49.32) at the Duke Invite. Wisner also owns the fourth-fastest time in Duke outdoor history (1:48.04).

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.

Each student-athlete named to the 2019 All-ACC Outdoor Track and Field Academic Teams was an All-American or an All-ACC first- or second-team performer, a qualifier for the NCAA Championship finals June 5-8 in Austin, and/or an ACC Performer of the Week selection during the regular season.  

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.

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2019 DUKE ALL-ACC ACADEMIC MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD TEAM
Iyin Battle, Sr., Duke, Political Science
Rivers Ridout, Sr., Duke, Psychology
Cole Rowan, Fr., Duke, Classical Civilization
Matt Wisner, Jr., Duke, Public Policy

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