Duke makes splash on Google Cloud Academic All-America first team

Duke makes splash on Google Cloud Academic All-America first team

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.



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