WORCESTER -- WPI football graduate student Lou Duh (Monroe, CT) earned back-to-back Academic All-America® first team accolades as selected by College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) on Thursday afternoon. The defensive lineman becomes just of one of seven three-time honorees in school history, following his 2019 second team praise and first team selection after the 2020-2021 campaign.
The naming of Duh and WPI volleyball graduate student Amanda Wetmore (Hudson, NH) as Academic All-Americas marks the 89th and 90th occasion of a Crimson and Gray student-athletes achieving Academic All-America status.
Duh joins Ben Gilde (Men's Soccer), Celena Dopart (Field Hockey), Kelly Johnson (2x Field Hockey and Softball), Corre Steele (Women's Rowing), Hope Shevchuk (2x Field Hockey and Softball) and Jack Bauer (Men's Swimming and Diving) as one of the seven to be named three times and is one of just six, including Mike Pockoski (Men's Track and Field), Celena Dopart (Field Hockey), Lindsay Gurska (Softball), Jack Bauer (Men's Swimming and Diving, Sydney Packard (Women's Track and Field and Cross Country), to be recognition twice as a first team selection.
The Connecticut-native compiled 28 total tackles, including 19 solo stops in just nine games this season with a season-high of five tackles in the conference opener at Merchant Marine on October 2nd. Duh marked 3.5 tackles for a loss of 13 yards behind the line. The nose guard is a three-time All-NEWMAC honoree, earning first team in 2019 and 2021 and second team in 2018.
A seven-time Dean's List recipient, Duh calculated a 3.92 GPA while earning his undergraduate degree in May of 2021 in mechanical engineering. The rare four-time Academic All-District selection is a member of Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Duh's MQP Project saw his team design and create an automated, self-folding ping pong table while his IQP Project researched the effect of social isolation on elderly/at-risk individuals during Covid-19.