DURHAM, N.C. – Recent Blue Devil graduate Hunter Aitchison was selected to the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District® 3 Women’s At-Large Team, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Thursday.
The academic accolade comes less than a week after Aitchison graduated from Duke with a degree in neuroscience and minors in chemistry and biology. She was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the second time in her career earlier this month and is a two-time College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America first team honoree pending this year’s release. She was also named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll each season and earned CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention recognition in 2016.
A native of Clearwater, Fla., Aitchison wrapped up her Duke career on a high note, making her third career appearance at the NCAA Championships. She garnered honorable mention All-America honors as a member of the Blue Devils’ 200 and 400 freestyle and 200-yard medley relays while helping set school records in all three events. With her efforts, Duke was 23rd in the final team standings in Austin, marking the second-highest finish in women’s program history and the highest since 2011. Aitchison also turned in three top-five finishes as a member of Blue Devil relays at the ACC Championships, helping lead the squad to a fifth-place showing at the championship meet.
Aitchison is the third student-athlete in women's program history to garner Academic All-District recognition, joining former Blue Devils Jessica Lyden (2012) and Katie Ness (2005, 2006).
First team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot. First, second and third team (if applicable) Academic All-America® honorees will be announced in June.