Duncan Named to CoSIDA Academic All-America® At-Large Team
Following a highly successful first season with the Flames, Liberty’s Austin Duncan has received one of the highest individual academic honors in program history.
Duncan has been named to the 2022 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large team. The graduate transfer was named to the listing’s second team.
Duncan is the first player in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors. He is also the second male student-athlete in Liberty Athletics history to be named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large, joining men’s soccer’s player Ron Starner who was named to the listing in 1986.
Duncan holds a perfect 4.00 GPA in his cyber security master’s degree program. He also graduated with a 3.96 undergraduate GPA as a business major.
This is the fourth academic honor for Duncan this year. Last month, Duncan was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District® Men’s At-Large team, which made him eligible for the Academic All-America® team.
In April, Duncan was named the 2022 ASUN Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was selected to the ASUN Men’s Golf All-Academic team.
A grad transfer from North Greenville, Duncan posted a 72.00 season stroke average and played 46.2 percent of his rounds at par or better (18-of-39). He led the team with 10 sub-70 rounds and ranked No. 139 in the country in pars per round (11.48).
Duncan was also honored for his efforts on the course this season. He was named to the PING All-Region team and the ASUN All-Conference first team.
The native of York, S.C., earned ASUN All-Championship honors following a runner-up finish at the ASUN Men’s Golf Championship in April.
Duncan helped Liberty secure its third-straight trip to the NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship with a 1-under par 215 (75-71-69) showing at last month’s NCAA Stockton Regional.
Duncan jumpstarted a back-nine rally for the Flames when he aced the par-3, No. 15 hole (179 yards) followed by a birdie at the par-5, No. 16 hole (535 yards).