Seven ACC soccer student-athletes receive Academic All-America honors

Dec. 1, 2011

Four Atlantic Coast Conference male student-athletes and three female student-athletes were named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Soccer Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced on Thursday.

Duke was the only school to place two members on the Men's Academic All-America first team as junior midfielder Andrew Wenger, the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, and senior midfielder Christopher Tweed-Kent were both selected. The second team includes North Carolina junior goalkeeper Scott Goodwin and Duke senior defender Daniel Tweed-Kent.

The Women's Academic All-America team includes North Carolina senior goalkeeper Adelaide Gay. UNC junior midfielder Amber Brooks earned second-team honors, and Duke junior defender Maddy Haller was a third-team selection.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.