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Photo Courtesy of Reagan Lunn with Duke Athletics

On Tuesday, January 21, Duke Athletics recognized the ACE Program at the Miami vs Duke home men’s basketball game. During the first media timeout, ACE Ambassadors were invited to stand at the center of Coach K Court in Cameron Indoor Stadium in appreciation of their service and dedication to the ACE Program.

Reflecting on the experience, Junior Duke Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field student-athlete, Alex Miley, ACE in China 2019 alum, noted, “walking to center court in historic Cameron Indoor with a bunch of fellow ACE Ambassadors was a sweet unifying experience, especially since the overall student body was able to learn a little bit more about the ACE program. Also, it was pretty fun hearing the cheers of my friends and classmates”

The ACE Program, which is celebrating five years of service, is made possible by the generous support of Duke Alum David Rubenstein. In addition, Duke Athletics donates one dollar of every ticket sale to support the program. The ACE Program and ACE alumni are grateful to Duke fans for their support of ACE and this amazing opportunity for student-athletes.

Junior ACE in China 2019 alumn Madi Dunk of the Women’s Lacrosse Team also reflected on what it meant to be recognized as a group at the Men’s Basketball Game.  Dunk shared that “for us as ACE Ambassadors to get recognized at the basketball game was a really special experience. It demonstrates the tremendous support we have from the Athletic Department here at Duke, while also helping to spread the word about the ACE Program to the greater student body. Many of my friends texted me after the fact asking about the ACE Program and what my experience was like.”