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Brown's Conroy, Columbia's Mehrer Named 2010 Academic All-America in Football

Courtesy of Brown Sports Information and Columbia Media Relations Sports Information

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Brown senior tackle Patrick Conroy (Leesburg, Va.) and Columbia senior defensive back Adam Mehrer (Midlothian, Va.) have been named to the 2010 ESPN Academic All-America® Football Teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Conroy was named to the first team while Mehrer was selected to the second team.

One of the team captains, he helped Brown's passing offense lead the Ivy League with 244.3 yards per game, and was part of an offensive line that allowed only 10 sacks all season.A two-year starter at left tackle for Brown, Conroy is a Business Economics major with a 3.88 G.P.A. As a senior, he helped Brown post a 6-4 record and finish second in the Ivy League with a 5-2 mark. The 25 members of the ESPN Academic All-America® University Division first team have an average G.P.A. of 3.79. Two members of the first team have perfect 4.0 G.P.A.'s.

A four-year starter for the Lions at free safety, Mehrer was one of the top defensive backs in the Ivy League throughout his career. He is on track to graduate from Columbia College in May with a bachelor's degree in economics. Mehrer currently sports a 3.47 grade point average. Mehrer finished second on the Columbia squad with 67 tackles in 2010. He also had an interception, nine pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He was a second-team All-Ivy League selection at defensive back as a junior in 2009. Mehrer is Columbia's first Academic All-America honoree of the 2010-11 season after two Lions (Patrick Foley, men's basketball and Jeff Spear, fencing) were named Academic All-Americans during the 2009-10 academic year. Mehrer is the first Columbia football player since Darren Schmidt '07 was honored as an Academic All-American in fall 2006.