DURHAM, N.C. – Twenty Duke track and field athletes received U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic honors, as announced by the organization today. A total of 902 women and 583 men earned the recognition.
Fourteen Blue Devil women were awarded the accolade, including recent graduates Kim Hallowes, MacKenzie Kerr, Liz Lansing, India Lowe and Stefani Vukajlovic, and current student-athletes Rivka Arbiv, Brittany Aveni, Monica Hebner, Kate Kutzer, Laura Marty, Sara Platek, Michaela Reinhart, Kelcie Simmons and Isabel Wakefield. Kerr headlines the list with the fourth selection of her career, while it is the third selection for Aveni and Marty and second for Arbiv and Lowe.
For the men, graduate student Charles Cooper, recent graduates Iyin Battle and Rivers Ridout and current Blue Devils Ben Beatty, Dalton Randall and Matt Wisner garnered the award. The honor was Wisner’s second of his career.
Both the men’s and women’s teams earned USTFCCCA All-Academic status, which requires a program to finish highly at their respective national championship meet and have at least a 3.00 cumulative team GPA.
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.