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November 11, 2011

Thirteen Football Ivies Named to Academic All-District Teams

Complete 2011 CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Football Teams

PRINCETON, N.J. -- For the second straight year, the Ivy League saw 13 of its student-athletes named to Capital One Academic All-District football teams after a vote by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced Thursday.

All 13 were named to the first team in their respective districts, making them eligible for Academic All-America honors. That announcement will be made in December.

To be considered for inclusion on one of the academic all-district teams, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or older, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 on a 4.0 scale and participate in at least 50 percent of the team’s games as a starter or key reserve.

Brown seniors Luke Landers and Nathan Lovett, Columbia senior Bob Hauschildt, Cornell seniors Nick Booker-Tandy and Shane Savage and junior Hugh Stewart, Dartmouth seniors John Gallagher, Luke Hussey and Tim McManus, Harvard senior Dan Minamide and Yale seniors Jordan Haynes and Patrick Witt all took home first team All-District 1 accolades while Penn junior Scott Lopano was named first team All-District 2.

Here is a team-by-team breakdown of the honorees with a link to each school's release:

DISTRICT 1
Brown
Luke Landers (Friendswood, Texas) has a 3.60 grade point average while majoring in Commerce, Organizations and Entrepreneurship. The 6-3, 285-pound senior has started all eight games at right guard for the 7-1 Bears, helping the team to rank third in the League in passing offense.

Nathan Lovett (East Providence, R.I.) is a History major with a 3.72 grade point average. He ranks second in the conference and 23rd in the country with an average of 41.3 yards per punt and he leads the conference with 20 punts inside the 20. The senior also earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors last season.

Columbia
Bob Hauschildt (Rosedale, Ill.) has a 3.83 grade point average with a double major in Economics and Political Science. The senior co-captain is a two-year starter along the Lions’ offensive line. This season, he has started every game at center for Columbia.

Cornell
Nick Booker-Tandy (Pompano Beach, Fla.) has a 4.00 grade point average while majoring in Applied Economics and Management. He is a repeat selection on the Academic All-District squad, though he earned that spot a season ago at running back. This year he is honored for his play at corner back, where he leads the team with three interceptions in just six games.

Shane Savage (Leesburg, Va.) has a 3.43 grade point average and an Applied Science/Management double major. The senior wide receiver has hauled in 50 passes for 732 yards and six touchdowns this season, including a 152-yard, two-touchdown performance against Ivy leader Harvard.

Hugh Stewart (Sugarland, Texas) is also majoring in Applied Economics and Management and has a 3.62 grade point average. Stewart  suffered an injury early in the season but still had four tackles for a loss and two sacks in just three games.

Dartmouth
John Gallagher (Salem, Ore.) is an Economics major with a 3.59 grade point average. He also earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors as a sophomore. This season, the four-year starter is second on the Big Green with 19 catches for 169 yards and a team-leading two touchdowns.

Luke Hussey (Seattle) is majoring in Engineering and sports a 3.94 grade point average. The senior linebacker is a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to the best football scholar-athlete in the country. This year, he has a career-high 63 tackles to rank third on the squad and 11th in the Ivy League.

Tim McManus (St. Paul, Minn.) has a 3.48 grade point average with a History major. He is the first three-time captain at Dartmouth since the 19th century. He also previously received Academic All-District honors as a sophomore. McManus has played in just three games this year due to a concussion, catching eight passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in his limited action.

Harvard
Dan Minamide (Escondido, Calif.) is a Sociology major with a 3.31 grade point average. The senior has played every position in the defensive backfield and is second among Harvard defensive backs in tackles with 29 (16 solo). He also has three tackles for a loss, four passes defended and one forced fumble.

Yale
Jordan Haynes (Folsom, Calif.) has a 3.62 grade point average while majoring in Political Science and International Studies. The senior linebacker leads the team and ranks fifth in the League with 70 tackles (49 solo). He also has four tackles for loss and two fumbles recovered.

Patrick Witt (Atlanta) is a History major with a 3.91 grade point average. The senior quarterback has completed just under 60 percent of his passes for 1,763-yards and 13 touchdowns. He was selected to interview for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and he is a semifinalist for the 2011 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.

DISTRICT 2
Penn
Scott Lopano (Southlake, Texas) has a 3.44 grade point average while studying at the Wharton School of Finance. The junior punter has started since his freshman season and currently ranks fourth in the League in punting with a 38.2 average.