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Wolf named ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year

Posted June 24

Duke University senior Jordan Wolf was named the ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year to top the All-ACC Academic Team the league office announced Tuesday afternoon. Wolf one of an ACC-best seven selections to the academic squad. 

Wolf is joined by Casey Carroll, Deemer Class, Brendan Fowler – the 2013 ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year – Will Haus, Chris Hipps and Christian Walsh. The Wynnewood, Pa., native is the fourth Blue Devil to capture the honor, joining Fowler, CJ Costabile (2012) and Max Quinzani (2010).

Fowler, Hipps, Walsh and Wolf, also were named to the Scholar All-America squad, while Wolf was voted to the Capital One Academic All-America third team.

Duke’s seven selections were the most in the league ahead of Notre Dame’s six. Both Wolf and Walsh are earning their fourth All-ACC Academic Team honors, while Hipps is on the team for the third year. Both Class and Fowler are making their second appearance on the squad. Carroll is one of three
graduate students on the team after closing out his career 10 years after it began and Class is one of three sophomores selected.

The ACC Scholar Athlete of the Year accolade is just the latest of a plethora of awards for Wolf. A first team All-American and Tewaaraton Award finalist in 2014, Wolf left his mark as one of the best attackmen to wear a Blue Devil uniform. En route to leading the Blue Devils to a second straight NCAA Championship, he became the first player in ACC history and 12th in the NCAA history to record 100 points in a season as he finished with 103. His 64 goals this past season rank fourth in Duke single-season history, while the 103 points are tied for eighth in the NCAA single-season records book.

The 2014 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Wolf is Duke’s first four-time All-ACC selection. He registered at least two points in all 20 games and posted 11 points (5g, 6a) during championship weekend to earn NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player honors. Overall for the year, the 2014 first team All-American posted 13 hat tricks and had 12 games with five-plus points, including eight in the NCAA quarterfinal win over Johns Hopkins.

Wolf departs Duke ranked second in Duke and ACC history in career points (304) and third among all Blue Devils in career goals (183). He is the ninth player in NCAA history to reach the 300-point benchmark for his career and ranks eighth in all-time scoring on the NCAA charts. Wolf scored at least a point in 76 of his 81 outings and in each of his final 61 games. Over his four seasons, Duke amassed a 62-19 record, won the 2012 ACC title, advanced to four NCAA semifinals and ultimately won the 2013 and 2014 NCAA titles. He also earned All-ACC Academic honors in each of his four seasons and graduated in May with a 3.41 grade point average.

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  • fbguru Jun 25, 1:10 p.m.

    Congrats to all the Duke scholar/athletes.....who actually take REAL classes:)

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