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Columbia's Hauschildt, Cornell's Booker-Tandy Named Academic All-America Second-Team Selections

2011 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Football Team

Portions courtesy of Columbia Media Relations/Sports Information and Cornell Athletic Communications

TOWSON, Md. -- Columbia senior offensive lineman and co-captain Bob Hauschildt and Cornell senior defensive back Nick Booker-Tandy were named to the second team of the 2011 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I football team, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Both Hauschildt and Booker-Tandy were Academic All-District selections earlier this season, earning them spots on the national ballot.

A stalwart at center during his senior season, Hauschildt was a two-year starter on the Lions' offensive line and was chosen as one of four captains prior to the start of the 2011 campaign. Earlier this season, Hauschildt was named a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, the nation's top football scholar-athlete award. He currently sports a 3.83 grade point average and is on track to graduate from Columbia College in May 2012 with a bachelor's degree in economics and political science.

On the field, Booker-Tandy moved to corner from running back this season and became a major contributor to the defense. Despite missing two games due to injury, Booker-Tandy still registered 27 tackles, ranked second on the team with his three interceptions and broke up three other passes. He intercepted passes against Colgate, Princeton and Dartmouth. Booker-Tandy sports better than 4.0 grade point average in Applied Economics and Management in the classroom. A two-time Capital One Academic All-District team selection, he is a multiple-time member of the Dean's List and an Academic All-Ivy pick.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.