Davis, Finesilver Named Duke Student-Athlete of the Year


DURHAM – Duke Athletics announced that Already Davis (softball) and Josh Finesilver (wrestling) were named senior male and female student-athletes of the year.

The duo join a rich past of Duke student-athletes who have been recognized by the university for combining athletic success with excellence in the classroom.

Davis first made waves as the first All-American in program history and went on to be a key part of the softball program which reached its first NCAA Super Regional in program history. Davis remains the program’s all-time leader in batting average and triples and was a major factor in the Blue Devils’ regional success, with a home run against Liberty and hits in all four games.

Davis has earned several honors during her Duke career, including being named one of 25 finalists for the 2021 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award, 2021 NFCA All-Region and All-ACC first-team honors, two times All – ACC Academic Team Winner and CoSIDA’s First All-District Academic Team in 2021.

Davis and the Blue Devils continue their season this weekend with the NCAA Super Regional at UCLA, starting Friday at 11 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Finesilver ended a sensational wrestling career, qualifying for his fourth NCAA championship in a 28-8 season. The Greenwood Village, Colorado native became the third Blue Devil in program history to qualify for four separate NCAA championships, while finishing his career with a 79-45 record in three different weight classes. Additionally, Finesilver has defeated a career-high six ranked opponents in 2022.

Finesilver also completed another excellent academic year, being named an NWCA Scholar All-American, named to the ACC All-Academic Team, and selected as an ACC Graduate Scholarship winner.



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