Law Earns First Team Academic all-America Honors
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          Release: 06/22/2010
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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.

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