GREENWOOD, Ind. - Carson-Newman men's swimmer Paden Duke has earned Google Cloud Academic All-America honors for a second straight year, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday afternoon.
Duke earned first team honors after appearing on the third team a year ago. He joins fellow swimmer Mary Northcutt and men's golfer Anthony Marcinelli to simultaneously become the athletic department's ninth, 10th and 11th two-time academic All-Americans.
Duke is first Carson-Newman men's swimmer with such recognition as well as simulataneously the first multi-year male at-large team member in school history with Marcinelli.
A junior biology major, Duke carries a 4.0 GPA. He and Marcinelli account for one-sixth of the perfect GPAs honored in this year's Academic All-America class.
Duke's top perfomance came at the Nova Southeastern duel meet where he finished fourth in the 1000-yard free style. As a sophomore. Duke recorded a season-best time of 9:54.24 in the 1000 yard free at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships. Other notable swims for the sophomore include a third-place finish in the 200-meter freestyle in the team's quad meet against Mars Hill, Milligan, and Warren Wilson on Nov. 4. His season-best time in 500-yard freestyle 4:50.70 at the NSU Shark Invitational, which held some of the top competition between nationally-ranked schools in all of D2.
NCAA DIVISION II
Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team Member of the Year:
Charlie Bertrand, Merrimack College
Sport Name School Yr. GPA Major
Lacrosse Charlie Bertrand Merrimack College Jr. 3.92 Mechanical Engineering Lacrosse Zach Bodeau Rockhurst University Jr. 4.00 Criminal Justice Volleyball Evan Cory Lincoln Memorial University Jr. 3.98 Accounting & Finance Swimming Paden Duke Carson-Newman University Jr. 4.00 Biology
Wrestling Kolton Eischens St. Cloud State University Jr. 3.87 Technology Management Tennis Tiago Fernandes Southern New Hampshire University Gr. 3.96/4.00 Business Administration / MBA Golf Anthony Marcinelli Carson-Newman University Sr. 4.00 Business
Swimming Niklas Martin Wingate University Sr. 3.97 Marketing
Wrestling Josh Portillo University of Nebraska at Kearney Jr. 3.97 Health & P.E. K-12 / Interscholastic Coaching Volleyball Michael Simmons Lewis University Gr. 3.95/3.95 Business Administration
Swimming Payton Staman University of Indianapolis Jr. 3.91 Mechanical Engineering Golf Cody Troutman University of Central Oklahoma Sr. 4.00 Business
Wrestling Brett Velasquez St. Cloud State University Sr. 3.91 Biomedical Sciences Swimming Giacomo Viazzo Wingate University Jr. 3.95 Chemistry / Mathematics Swimming Justin Winnett Lindenwood University Sr. 4.00 Biological Sciences
Sport Name School Yr. GPA Major
Wrestling Brandon Ball Fort Hays State University Jr. 3.77 Technology Studies Golf Nicholas Barney Le Moyne College Jr. 3.99 Physics
Tennis Timo Christen University of Alabama in Huntsville Jr. 4.00 Chemistry
Tennis Sam Clarke University of Illinois Springfield Sr. 3.91 Business Administration
Golf Brad Currier Lindenwood University Sr. 4.00 Exercise Science / Chemistry Golf Joshua Hickling Embry-Riddle University (Fla.) Sr. 4.00 Business Administration
Tennis Nils Hoffacker University of Indianapolis Gr. 3.96/4.00 Business Administration & Management / MBA Swimming Ryan Katulski Wayne State University Jr. 3.85 Accounting
Lacrosse Brendan McDougal Adelphi University Sr. 3.74 Physics
Lacrosse Conrad Rhein Lynn University Gr. 3.97/4.00 MBA Entrepreneurial Management Swimming Harry Sale Florida Tech Sr. 3.96 Chemical Engineering
Lacrosse Lucas Shafer Maryville University Gr. 3.75/3.75 MBA
Lacrosse Kyle Souza Dominican College Sr. 3.98 Criminal Justice Volleyball Nick Stevenson Lindenwood University Sr. 4.00 Biological Sciences Swimming Johnathan Stewart Oklahoma Baptist University Sr. 4.00 Business Management
Sport Name School Yr. GPA Major Wrestling Brody Conner University of Indianapolis Sr. 3.94 Finance Tennis Blake Crawford Newman University So. 4.00 Accounting Wrestling Jared Donahue Wheeling Jesuit University Jr. 3.90 Biology
Tennis Alex Fedorov Merrimack College Jr. 3.97 Accounting / Finance Swimming Markus Furst Wingate University Jr. 3.95 Exercise Science Wrestling Tyler Kreith Maryville University So. 3.94 Financial Services Wrestling Matt Malcom University of Nebraska at Kearney So. 3.76 Elementary Education K-6 Golf Colt Martin Anderson University So. 4.00 Business / Accounting
Wrestling Tyler Mies Newman University Sr. 3.86 Occupational Therapy Assistant Tennis Robin Möller Georgia College Sr. 3.94 Exercise Science
Tennis Martin Moser University of Mount Olive Sr. 3.94 Business Analytics Swimming Dylan North West Chester University Jr. 3.91 Political Science Wrestling Noah Ottum Colorado School of Mines Jr. 3.96 Engineering Physics
Wrestling Brandon Supernaw Western Colorado University Sr. 3.48 Chemistry / Secondary Education Lacrosse Logan Sweeney Florida Tech Sr. 3.91 Chemical Engineering