Charlotte 49ers junior speedster Darius Law (Raleigh, N.C. /Southeast Raleigh) has been named ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic all-America in track and field as voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), earning his second Academic all-America honor.
A 4.0 business management major, Law was named the Arthur Ashe National Scholar-Athlete of the Year earlier this year and has won both the A-10 Indoor and Outdoor Track Student-Athlete of the Year Awards in each of the last two years.
A 2010 NCAA Indoor Track all-America in the 400 meters, Law was the only athlete in the country to qualify for both the 200 and 400 meter dashes at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track championships. A 16-time Atlantic 10 individual event champion, Law has helped the 49ers men's team to three straight Atlantic 10 Indoor Track titles and two straight A-10 Outdoor Track titles.
In addition, Law is President of the 49ers Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was the A-10 representative at the National SAAC Conference.
Law was a second team ESPN The Magazine Academic all-America in 2009 and becomes just the 10th student-athlete in school history two earn two Academic all-America honors. Next year, Law will look to join women's soccer star Lindsey Ozimek and women's track standout Sharonda Johnson as the school's only three-time Academic all-America honorees. He is also one of only six 49ers student-athletes that have earned both athletic and academic all-America honors.
Law is the fourth 49er to earn ESPN The Magazine Academic all-America honors this season, joining men's soccer's Adam Gross, women's soccer's Hailey Beam and golf's Corey Nagy.
|Darius Law, CHARLOTTE, III, Junior||4.0,Business Management|
|...Qualified for NCAA Outdoor Championship in 200 and 400...2009 CoSIDA Academic All-America (2nd team)...2010 NCAA Indoor Track All-America (400)...2010 Atlantic 10 Outdoor & Indoor Track Student-Athlete of the Year, won both awards in 2009, also...Three first-place finishes (200, 400, 4x100) at 2010 A-10 Outdoor Championship...Led 49ers to third-straight team title...16-time A-10 Champion...Overall Winner of the Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar...President of the Charlotte SAAC and A-10 Representative for National Conference ...Raleigh, N.C.|