WORCESTER -- WPI junior Lou Duh (Monroe, CT) was honored as a football Academic All-America, as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). It is the sixth accolade for the program, and fifth for head coach Chris Robertson. The defensive lineman was named to the second team.
It marks the 77th time a WPI student-athlete has been named an Academic All-America and 57th occasion since 2006. Duh is the 53nd Engineer to earn the honor and first football player since Will Pope drew second team recognition in 2016. Duh joins Pope, Aaron Champagne (2009 and 2010) and Ehab Hamdan (2013) as WPI football players to earn Academic All-America accoldes.
Duh was a repeat Academic All-District selection for the Crimson and Gray. The nose guard anchored a powerful WPI defense line, notching 30 tackles, including 6.5 for loss, and a pair of sacks. The junior notched sacks against Maine Maritime and MIT and added a tackle-for-loss in the Crimson and Gray's 35-6 victory over Western Connecticut in the New England Bowl Series. Duh was both second team All-NEWMAC and Worcester Area in 2018 before being upgraded to first team for each squad this fall.
In the classroom, the mechanical engineering major sports a 3.92 GPA and is slated to complete his IQP project in Thessaloniki, Greece during D Term of 2019-20. The junior is a two-time All-NEWMAC academic team member.
Duh was one four NEWMAC football student-athletes to earn Academic All-America honors. The list includes Springfield's John Cox (first team OL) and Andrew Griese (first team punter) and Sean Kent (second team DB) of MIT.
WPI football set multiple records in 2019, including wins in a season and most points scored in a game and a season. Under tenth year head coach Chris Robertson, the Engineers finished 10-1, shared the NEWMAC championship and defeated Western Connecticut in the New England Bowl Series.