Duke's Chris Tweed-Kent Earns ESPN Academic All-America Second-Team Honors

Nov. 19, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke junior midfielder Christopher Tweed-Kent is the lone Atlantic Coast Conference men’s soccer student-athlete to be named to the 2010 ESPN Academic All-America® teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced on this week.

Tweed-Kent, who received second-team nods, ranks third on his team in scoring with 15 points in 19 games played. With a team-high 11 assists on the season, Tweed-Kent has helped lead the Blue Devils to a 10-5-4 overall record and the teams’ 24th all-time invitation to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament.

To be eligible for the ESPN Academic All-America® teams, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his current institution and be nominated by his sports information director.

Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

The Academic All-America® program currently selects 12 teams at the University Division level and 12 teams at the College Division level. The program currently selects the following Academic All-America® teams: men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s cross country and track, women’s cross country and track, men’s at-large and women’s at-large.

For more information about the ESPN Academic All-America® Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com