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December 5, 2013

Three Football Ivies Earn Capital One Academic All-America Status

2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Football Teams

Portions courtesy of Brown Athletic Communications, Cornell Athletic Communications and Dartmouth Varsity Athletics Communications

TOWSON, Md. -- The Ivy League featured three seniors on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I football teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) with Brown defensive lineman Michael Yules on the first team and Cornell wide receiver Grant Gellatly and Dartmouth inebacker Michael Runger on the second team.

Yules is the eighth Brown football student-athlete to be recognized on the Academic All-America first team, joining Travis Holcombe (1981), Dave Folsome (1982), Marty Edwards (1986), John Cuozzo (1987), Nick Hartigan (2004, 2005) and Patrick Conroy (2010).

An Economics concentrator with a 3.76 grade point average, Yules was a first team All-Ivy and All-New England selection in 2013. A graduate of the Moses Brown School, The South Dartmouth, Mass., native was honored as a Capital One Academic All-District I first-team selection and National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete semifinalist as well this season.

Gellatly was a first-team All-Ivy League selection after setting Cornell single season receiving records with 91 catches for 1,224 yards to go along with eight touchdowns. The Issaquah, Wash., native finished his career ranked second in school history in career receptions (194) and receiving yards (2,486) and was fifth in all-purpose yardage (3,766 yards).

Off the field, Gellatly sports a 3.53 grade point average in Industrial and Labor Relations.

Runger is the first Dartmouth football player to be named an Academic All-American since Josh Dooley, who was also pegged for the second team, in 2005. His inclusion on the team gives the Big Green 18 selections for football since the inception of the program, the second most in the Ivy League.

For his career, he compiled 212 tackles, five of which went for a loss, with a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and five passes broken up. Four times in his career the Lisle, Ill., native was selected as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week, the last two times coming after the final two games of his career.

Twice named to the All-Ivy first team and All-New England Team, Runger is an economics major with a 3.77 GPA.